The United Nations #HumanRights office is led by High Commissioner @MBachelet. Follow us on FB & IG at *unitednationshumanrights*. #StandUp4HumanRights
“We don’t just want our voices heard. We need more than that. We continue to say: “we need you to invest in us tangibly.”” Tahere Siisiialafia-Mau fights for youth inclusion and rights in Samoa and the Pacific. Read more
#BurkinaFaso : We call for protection of civilians following horrific attack that left at least 132 civilians dead on 5 June and forced the displacement of nearly 800 people. We also stress necessity of putting human rights at the core of all efforts to address violent extremism.
Stand up for equal rights & fair treatment for #LGBTI people everywhere. #HumanRights are for everyone, no matter who you are or whom you love. See our @free_equal campaign: stickers: #PrideMonth @GIPHY #standup4humanrights
#Nigeria : We are concerned by Nigeria’s #TwitterBan which followed a decision by Twitter to remove a Presidential tweet. Sweeping bans that intentionally prevent or disrupt access to, or dissemination of, information online severely restrict the right to freedom of expression.
#Colombia : We are deeply alarmed at developments in Cali overnight, where police opened fire on demonstrators, and a number of people were killed & injured. ⏩ States have a responsibility to protect #HumanRights and facilitate peaceful assembly. 👉
?? #Thailand : We are deeply troubled by the charges filed against 35 activists under #Article112 . Thailand must stop using such serious charges for the exercise of free speech & peaceful assembly. We urge the Government to amend the lèse-majesté law ?
We call on #Israel to immediately halt all forced evictions in occupied #Palestine , including those in #SheikhJarrah , and to cease any activity that would further contribute to a coercive environment and lead to a risk of forcible transfer. Learn more:
#Myanmar : We are deeply concerned about the fate of some 200 peaceful protestors – incl. women – who have been cordoned by security forces in Yangon, and may be at risk of arrest or ill-treatment. We urge the police to immediately allow them to leave safely and without reprisals.
?? #Myanmar crisis was born of impunity. More violence against Myanmar’s people will only compound the illegitimacy of the coup, and the culpability of its leaders. Learn more ?
#Turkey : We call for prompt release of students & protestors arrested for participating in peaceful demonstrations, and urge the police to stop using excessive force. We condemn homophobic & transphobic comments by officials, inciting hatred & discrimination against LGBT people.
?? #Nigeria : @mbachelet condemns killings in Lagos. After so many years of reported violations & inaction, she calls for a root & branch re-examination of entire security sector, and to make a strong effort to bring police & army personnel to justice ?
#Myanmar @mbachelet fears the situation is heading towards a full-blown conflict. She urges States to urgently apply concerted pressure on the military to halt the commission of grave human rights violations and possible crimes against humanity. 👉