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

10/19/2017 - 07:08 Malta must bring killers of Daphne Caruana Galizia to justice and protect journalists UN experts
10/19/2017 - 05:08 UN womens rights committee to review Burkina Faso, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Guatemala, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Monaco, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Paraguay and Singapore
10/19/2017 - 04:36 Poland: UN expert to assess independence of justice system during visit
10/18/2017 - 10:36 Sanctions bring suffering not solutions, UN expert warns
10/18/2017 - 08:33 UN rights experts urge Iran to halt imminent execution of juvenile Amirhossein Pourjafar
10/17/2017 - 04:20 IMF needs radical reform to halt failed policies of privatization and austerity UN expert
10/16/2017 - 01:29 Kenya must lift protest ban and end pattern of police brutality ahead of poll, UN experts warn
10/13/2017 - 09:27 Press briefing notes on Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia / LGBT and Boko Haram trials in Nigeria
10/13/2017 - 09:25 Arbitrary police violence can amount to torture, even in public spaces, UN expert warns
10/13/2017 - 09:15 Denmark must extend toxic substance protection standards beyond its borders UN expert
10/13/2017 - 07:15 Human Rights Council President appoints Hanny Megally of Egypt to serve on Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
10/13/2017 - 04:09 Azerbaijan: UN rights experts alarmed by reports of persecution of people perceived to be gay or trans
10/12/2017 - 09:10 UN torture prevention body to visit Rwanda
10/12/2017 - 03:12 Cambodian democracy under threat from moves against opposition, UN expert warns
10/11/2017 - 14:05 UN Human Rights Committee to review the following countries: Australia, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius, Romania
10/11/2017 - 03:09 Brutal attacks on Rohingya meant to make their return almost impossible UN human rights report
10/10/2017 - 11:55 UN experts urge States to protect all migrant children
10/09/2017 - 09:47 Guyana: Crisis in justice and penitentiary systems greatly affect human rights, UN experts warn