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

12/23/2016 - 03:02 Accountability for killings of protesters vital, Zeid says, as DRC crisis continues
12/22/2016 - 04:05 Nigeria: UN expert calls for budget plans to tackle "unacceptable" water crisis in Lagos
12/20/2016 - 05:16 Zeid urges investigation into Philippines presidents claim to have killed three people
12/20/2016 - 05:08 The Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances congratulates States for the renewal of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances mandate
12/20/2016 - 01:30 Use disability convention to boost human rights in North Korea UN expert
12/19/2016 - 08:45 UN expert calls for continued efforts against trafficking in persons in the US, with a stronger focus on labor exploitation
12/17/2016 - 02:49 DRC: Zeid calls for rights to be upheld as presidents mandate nears end
12/16/2016 - 10:02 UN expert rejects Philippines conditions for fact-finding mission on drugs war
12/16/2016 - 05:46 Press briefing notes on Myanmar, Colombia and 50th Anniversary of the Human Rights Covenants
12/16/2016 - 05:31 Gambia election: Zeid warning on human rights violations
12/16/2016 - 04:34 Human rights defenders under growing legal pressure in the OPT UN rights experts
12/16/2016 - 04:14 Callous approach to northern Rakhine may have grave repercussions Zeid
12/15/2016 - 11:28 Kuwait: Tackling persistent barriers for women to sustain progress
12/15/2016 - 08:48 UN experts condemn Egypt as clampdown tightens the noose on womens rights movement
12/14/2016 - 11:27 Zeid urges immediate halt to bombardment of eastern Aleppo, says further war crimes may be taking place
12/14/2016 - 08:56 Human Rights Council condemns violations in South Sudan and reaffirms mandate of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan
12/14/2016 - 00:38 Children and families should never be in immigration detention UN experts
12/13/2016 - 09:44 The end of racism and xenophobia relies on the commitment of Fijis political leadership UN expert
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