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If lockdown is extended, there could be thousands of children left waiting for absent mums and dads, the Commissioner for Human Rights in Ukraine has warned.

"The international human rights law in no way accepts to use the #COVID19  #pandemic  as an excuse to limit the freedom of expression (...) and we have seen in some places." Watch our interview with @UN  High commissioner for human rights @mbachelet  ⤵

B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming says he’s prepared to notify the province’s human rights commissioner about the incident on Monday

BREAKING: VB human rights commissioner who resigned after controversial posts online charged with assaulting family member

B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming says he’s prepared to notify the province’s human rights commissioner about the incident on Monday

With its #FreedomofSpeech  Award, DW honors journalists who have suffered repression for reporting on #COVID19 . UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle @mbachelet  is this year's laudatory speaker.

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#COVID19  | A number of countries across the world have already heeded the call by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and have released a number of offenders in detention.

The European Commissioner for Justice has pledged to support binding rules requiring companies to conduct human rights due diligence in their global supply chains. No more blindly hoping for the best. That could help protect millions of workers.

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Reported cases of domestic violence have more than doubled in Russia during the lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the country’s human rights commissioner said on Tuesday.

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Commissioner Silver just now on @espn  said that @NBA  players were “put in a difficult position.” No, it’s not difficult. You either stand up for human rights or you don’t. You either #StandWithHongKong  or you don’t. The NBA and its players put profits over human rights. Period.

UN Human Rights commissioner: "In the United States, I'm deeply concerned by recently adopted policies which punish children for their parents’ actions ... The thought that any State would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable."

We must put human rights above profit. And that means standing with #HongKong . The NBA’s refusal to denounce Communist China is shameful. I'm requesting a meeting with @NBA  Commissioner Silver to discuss the importance of supporting the brave individuals fighting for freedom.

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It’s clear that the @NBA  is more interested in money than human rights. Tonight’s statement from Commissioner Silver is an absolute joke. The NBA is kowtowing to Beijing to protect their bottom line and disavowing those with the temerity to #standwithHongKong . Shameful!

UN Human Rights commissioner: "In the United States, I'm deeply concerned by recently adopted policies which punish children for their parents’ actions ... The thought that any State would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable."

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights spokesperson condemns Pres. Trump's "shocking and shameful" comment: "I'm sorry, but there's no other word one can use but racist."

UN Human Rights commissioner: "In the United States, I'm deeply concerned by recently adopted policies which punish children for their parents’ actions ... The thought that any State would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable."

U.N. high commissioner for human rights: "The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable"

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights “expressed deep concern over recent policies adopted by the United States that led to the forceful separation of children from their families..that any State would seek to deter parents by inflicting abuse on children was unconscionable.”

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights slammed the separation of children from their parents at the US-Mexico border as "unconscionable"

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