UN Human Rights

UN Human Rights


The United Nations #HumanRights office is led by High Commissioner @volker_turk. Follow us on FB, IG & Tiktok at unitednationshumanrights. #StandUp4HumanRights

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🇸 #Syria : UN Human Rights Chief@volker_turk  condemns the brutal killing of two young Egyptian girls at Al-Hol displacement camp. He calls for the protection & immediate repatriation of thousands of women & children held in the camps. 👉

Today! UN Human Rights Chief@volker_turk  talks to @sussantweets  ahead of the first international day for women human rights defenders. Tune in at 5:15pm CET 👇

📢Women will NOT be silenced📢 Their voices & courage are essential to fight for human rights. 👉

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US#UnitedStates : Deeply saddened by this weekend’s attack in Colorado Springs, adding to the devastating toll of victims of gun violence in the US. We stand in support of the victims, their relatives and the LGBTI+ community.

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🇸 #SaudiArabia : The resumption of executions for drug-related offences is a deeply regrettable step. We call on the authorities to adopt a formal moratorium on executions for drug-related offences. #EndDeathPenalty 

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AF#Afghanistan : We are appalled by mass floggings in public by the de facto authorities of 14 people in Logar province on Wednesday, and call for this abhorrent form of punishment to cease immediately. All people must be treated with dignity & equality:

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#India : We call on the authorities and protesters to exercise maximum restraint in ongoin #FarmersProtests  . The rights to peaceful assembly & expression should be protected both offline & online. It's crucial to find equitable solutions with due respect t #HumanRights  for all.

IR#Iran : We urge Iranian authorities to release thousands of peaceful protesters, revoke death sentences issued for crimes not qualifying as the most serious crimes and to impose a moratorium on the death penalty:

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As new owner of @Twitter , @elonmusk  has enormous responsibilities. UN Human Rights chief @volker_turk  shares some thoughts on what Musk needs to do to protect #FreeSpeech  and other rights too. (1/8) Read 👉

#Spain : UN Expert urges authorities to refrain from criminal charge of rebellion agst political figures/protesters in Catalonia that carries jail sentence up to 30 yrs. Such sentence"raises serious risks of deterring wholly legitimate speech"

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#Catalonia : We urge authorities to respect human rights: freedom of peaceful assembly & expression-UN experts

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It's understandable to be alarmed by #Coronavirus . But no amount of fear can excuse prejudice & discrimination against people of Asian descent. Let's #FightRacism , call out hatred & support each other in this time of a public health emergency. #StandUp4HumanRights 

#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. 👉

Shocking violence against #Myanmar ’s people by its military on #ArmedForcesDay . We are receiving reports of scores killed, incl. children, 100s injured across 40 locations, & mass arrests. This violence is compounding the illegitimacy of the coup & the culpability of its leaders.

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