The United Nations Human Rights Council should use the upcoming review of Egypt’s human rights records to address unprecedented levels of repression.
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Remembering a Powerful Voice in the Disability Rights Movement
HRW: it is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of Marca Bristo, tireless partner to and supporter of Human Rights Watch’s Disability Rights program.
UN: Act to Prevent Future Atrocities
UN Secretary-General Guterres should act to prevent future UN failures in the face of atrocities, a coalition of 16 organizations said in a joint letter.
UN Official Calls Zimbabwe Crackdown on Activists ‘Intolerable’
Outgoing UN Resident Coordinator in Zimbabwe, Bishow Parajuli, says the current crackdown targeting opposition demonstrators and activists is “intolerable.
Rights of the Child: Myanmar’s New Children’s Law a Step Forward
Myanmar has finally enacted a law to protect the rights of children. The law is consistent with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Research Seeks Best Timing And Sequencing For Transitional Elections
International IDEA’s analysis is relevant to different types of complex political change that the UN addresses in its daily work.
Historic Ending Of UN Peacekeeping Role In Haiti As Political Mission Begins
BINUH will be run by a Special Representative,to assist Government of Haiti with planning elections; training the Haitian National Police on human rights.
Eritrea’s Human Rights Crisis Requires Ongoing Scrutiny
At the 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council starting today, states will discuss whether to keep Eritrea in the spotlight.
UN Human Rights Chief Urges Venezuela to Free Jailed Dissidents
U.N. Human Rights chief Michelle urges Venezuelan government to free hundreds of jailed dissidents who were arrested for participating in peaceful protests.
Actress Priyanka Chopra Promotes Refugee Education on Ethiopia Visit
Chopra is a goodwill ambassador for the UN children’s agency. She spoke with Associated Press after visiting a school for refugees from neighboring Sudan.