Monday August 20, 2018 10:33

UN EXPERT Press Releases

States must act now to protect indigenous peoples during migration General—07 Aug 18

States around the world must take effective action to guarantee the human rights of indigenous peoples, says a group of UN experts*. In a joint statement marking International day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, the experts say it is crucial that the

Pakistan must repeal discriminatory measures leading to persecution of Ahmadis, say UN General—25 Jul 18

The Government of Pakistan must repeal discriminatory provisions in its electoral law which is leading to members of the Ahmadiyya minority being persecuted and targeted in violent attacks, say two UN human rights experts*. "With national elections

UN Experts on Myanmar conclude visit to Bangladesh weeks ahead of the release of its final General—20 Jul 18

United Nations human rights experts have concluded a five-day visit to Bangladesh, where they met newly arrived Rohingya refugees from Rakhine State, Myanmar, in the final weeks before the publication of their comprehensive written report. This visit of

Myanmar: UN experts gravely concerned by court charges against Reuters General—11 Jul 18

UN human rights experts* expressed grave concern after a court in Myanmar officially charged two Reuters journalists under the 1923 Official Secrets Act in connection with their investigations into a massacre at Inn Din village, Rakhine State. "We

UN expert launches mission to South Korea to advance human rights dialogue with the General—28 Jun 18

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Tomás Ojea Quintana, will visit Seoul from 2 to 10 July. This will be the UN expert's first official mission to Seoul since

Myanmar: UN expert calls for ICC to probe decades of crimes General—28 Jun 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, has urged the Human Rights Council to support efforts to investigate and prosecute at the International Criminal Court those responsible for alleged crimes that have

Human Rights are key to progress in North Korea talks, says UN expert General—26 Apr 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People`s Republic of Korea, Tomás Ojea Quintana, has warned the States involved in any denuclearisation negotiations that avoiding the topic of human rights in North

Mongolia: UN expert urges government to remedy water and sanitation issues in rural and #Ger General—20 Apr 18

A UN human rights expert has urged the Government of Mongolia to address the inequalities in access to drinking water and sanitation, saying most of those living in rural areas and peri-urban areas ('Ger' areas) do not have adequate access to safe water

Indonesia: Production increase must fulfil right to food for all, says UN General—20 Apr 18

Indonesia's successful policies to increase rice production should be linked to fulfilling its obligation to the right to food for all, Hilal Elver, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, has said. "Indonesia has grown as one of the leading

Mongolia: UN expert on safe drinking water and sanitation visits in General—05 Apr 18

The UN's Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Leo Heller, will visit Mongolia from 9 to 20 April. Heller's visit will focus on gathering information and testimonies to assess the availability, accessibility,

Indonesia: UN expert launches mission to assess the enjoyment of the right to General—05 Apr 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, will visit Indonesia from 9 to 18 April 2018 to gather first-hand information on the country's food and agriculture policies that affects peoples' livelihoods. "I look forward to the

UN experts urge Thailand to show leadership on business and human rights General—04 Apr 18

A team of UN experts today presented its preliminary observations on steps that should be taken by the Royal Thai Government and businesses to improve corporate respect for human rights and to strengthen access to effective remedies. "We welcome the

Thailand: First official visit by UN expert group on business and human General—22 Mar 18

The United Nations Working Group on business and human rights will undertake its first official visit to Thailand from 26 March to 4 April to examine efforts to prevent, mitigate and remedy adverse human rights impacts of business operations. "Thailand

Vietnam: UN experts concerned by threats against factory workers and labour General—21 Mar 18

UN human rights experts* express their concern about reports that women workers at two Samsung Electronics factories in Viet Nam, as well as labour activists, have been subjected to intimidation and harassment after they raised concerns about working

Cambodia at a crossroads UN expert calls on Government to choose path of human General—14 Mar 18

The UN expert on the human rights situation in Cambodia has expressed serious concerns about restrictions on the media, freedom of expression and political participation ahead of a national election in July, calling on the Government to choose the path

Myanmar: UN expert calls for accountability over violence in Rakhine General—13 Mar 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, told the Human Rights Council on Monday she was increasingly of the opinion that the events in Rakhine State bear the hallmarks of genocide and called in the strongest

Accusations against UN expert a retaliation by Philippines, say fellow General—09 Mar 18

UN human rights experts have expressed grave concerns about terrorism accusations levelled against the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, a Philippine national. The legal petition listing her name is an

North Korea detente: UN expert urges opening for human rights General—09 Mar 18

Welcoming rapprochement on the Korean peninsula, including possible discussions about denuclearisation, the UN Special Rapporteur, Tomás Ojea Quintana, called on the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to take the opportunity

Lao must make child protection a core issue to combat sexual exploitation, UN expert General—24 Nov 17

Lao has made good progress on child protection but must do more to tackle a range of problems including child trafficking, forced marriage, prostitution, online sexual abuse, and sexual exploitation by travellers, a UN human rights expert has concluded

Viet Nam UN expert launches mission to assess hunger and food insecurity General—13 Nov 17

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, will visit Viet Nam from 13 to 24 November 2017 to gather first-hand information on the country's food situation, including the impact of climate change. ""I look forward to the opportunity to

UN expert backs moves to restart Korea family reunions within two months General—22 Jun 17

A United Nation human rights expert on North Korea has backed proposals to resume family reunions for people separated since the 1950-1953 war, stressing that time is running out for many elderly relatives. "There have not been any reunions since October

The Maldives must investigate murder of journalist Yameen Rasheed and hold those responsible to General—12 May 17

The authorities in the Maldives must follow President Gayoom's call to carry out a public inquiry into the murder of the prominent journalist, blogger and human rights defender, Yameen Rasheed, and bring the perpetrators to justice," say a group* of

Australias Aboriginal peoples face tsunami of imprisonment, UN expert General—18 Apr 17

Australia must reduce the "astounding" rates of imprisonment for indigenous peoples and step up the fight against racism, a United Nations human rights expert has concluded, at the end of an official visit. The Special Rapporteur on the rights of

UN expert urges action to protect Rohingya population in Myanmar General—03 Mar 17

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar is calling for urgent action by the Government there to end the suffering of the Rohingya population in the country. Speaking at the end of a four-day visit to Dhaka and Cox's Bazar

Cambodia: UN experts call for the immediate release of five human rights General—30 Jan 17

GENEVA (25 January 2017) – Two United Nations human rights experts today called on the Royal Government of Cambodia for the immediate release of five human rights defenders detained in May 2016 on charges relating to assistance lent to a woman who

UN expert urges Pakistan to locate and return home four disappeared rights and social media General—16 Jan 17

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of expression, David Kaye, today called on the Pakistani authorities to make it a matter of the highest priority to locate, protect and return home four disappeared human rights and social

Sentencing a teenage blogger to jail sends wrong message to young people UN expert General—10 Oct 16

"The lesson that somebody can be thrown in jail for their speech is exactly the wrong kind of message that any government should be sending to anybody, but especially to young people," today said the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of

UN experts urge retrial of opposition leader facing death penalty following international General—26 Aug 16

GENEVA – A group of United Nations human rights expertstoday urged the Government of Bangladesh to annul the death sentenceagainst a senior opposition member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, Mir QuasemAli, and to re-try him in compliance with

UN experts urge Viet Nam to stop the persecution and torture of religious leaders and rights General—22 Jun 16

United Nations human rights experts today called on the Government of Viet Nam to stop the persecution of Ms. Tran Thi Hong, who has been repeatedly arrested and tortured as retaliation for informing the international community of human rights violations

UN experturges Cambodia to strengthen protection of women and indigenous peoples General—07 Apr 16

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, called on the Cambodian authorities to further strengthen the protection of women and indigenous peoples' rights in the country. "Of greatconcern to me is