Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights ( OHCHR )


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The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is a United Nations agency that works to promote and protect the human rights that are guaranteed under international law and stipulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. The office was established by the UN General Assembly on 20 December 1993.

OHCHR press release, blog etc

02/21/2018 - 12:31 Stop the monstrous annihilation of Eastern Ghouta Zeid
02/21/2018 - 11:40 UN Child Rights Experts call for EU-wide ban on child immigration detention
02/21/2018 - 11:39 China: UN experts denounce the criminalization of linguistic and cultural rights advocacy
02/20/2018 - 07:06 UN experts make urgent call for US to regularize, protect rights of young migrants as DACA deadline nears
02/20/2018 - 06:56 Libya: Residents of Tawergha dying in desert in attempt to return home after seven years
02/20/2018 - 05:59 UN expert alarmed at Israeli Supreme Court's "license to torture ruling
02/20/2018 - 03:46 UN experts say constitutional changes in Cambodia impinge on democracy
02/16/2018 - 10:42 Turkey: Life sentences for journalists are unprecedented assault on free speech, say UN and OSCE experts
02/16/2018 - 10:17 Turkey: Drop terror charges against Amnesty chair Taner Kilic, UN human rights experts urge
02/16/2018 - 08:59 Planned US execution of seriously ill Doyle Hamm may amount to torture, UN experts warn
02/16/2018 - 06:49 Zeid urges Iran to stop violating international law by executing juvenile offenders
02/16/2018 - 05:01 Press briefing notes on Iran, Hungary and El Salvador
02/15/2018 - 02:18 African states affirm the rights of persons with disabilities in a new landmark Protocol
02/15/2018 - 01:51 Afghanistan: 10,000 civilian casualties in 2017 UN report Suicide attacks and IEDs caused high number of deaths and injuries
02/14/2018 - 04:17 US urged to protect rights defenders as activist Maru Mora Villalpando faces deportation case
02/13/2018 - 08:53 UN rights experts alarmed by detention of Palestinian girl for slapping Israeli soldier
02/12/2018 - 04:47 Opening remarks by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein at a press conference during his mission to Fiji
02/12/2018 - 03:00 Rule of law under siege in the Maldives, say UN human rights experts