UN Human Rights

UN Human Rights


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

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@MoldovainGeneva  has donated $3K to support our Office’s #humanrights  work. You can donate too:

#COVID19 : G20 commits to “strengthen capacity building and technical assistance, especially to at-risk communities.” Crucial time to make leave no one behind a reality, include those often excluded or marginalized #StandUp4HumanRights 

#COVID19 : Both for global public health reasons and to support the rights & lives of millions of people in these countries, sectoral sanctions in Iran, Venezuela and other countries should be eased or suspended – UN @mbachelet '>Human Rights Chie @mbachelet  👉

🇭 #Hungary : We are concerned by a draft emergency bill on the #COVID19  pandemic. It appears to give the Hungarian government practically unlimited powers to rule by decree and bypass parliamentary scrutiny with no clear cut-off date 👉

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ET The continued communications shutdown in #Ethiopia  is worrying, especially so amid the #COVID19  crisis. It is essential that everyone has unhindered access to the internet and phone services. Learn more:

LKPresidential pardon granted to army sergeant over #Mirusuvil  massacre in #SriLanka  is an affront to victims and undermines limited progress made towards ending impunity for mass human rights abuses. 👉

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UG We welcome the ruling by the Constitutional Court in #Uganda  that the wide discretionary powers granted to the police to stop or prevent public meetings are unconstitutional. Learn more:

#COVID19 : "Stand up against stigma, hate speech, xenophobia, racism and all forms of discrimination that are an affront to universal human values and rights". @UNAOC- @UN_GP_RtoP #StandUp4Humanrights  #fightracism 

@MisionMexOI  has donated $10K to support our Office’s #humanrights  work. You can donate too:

#Coronavirus has already had a profound impact on everyone's daily life. In prisons & other similar settings, there are increasingly acute problems which require urgent action – UN torture prevention body issues detailed #COVID19  advice 👉

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#India : We are concerned that the ne #CitizenshipAmendmentAct  is fundamentally discriminatory in nature. Goal of protecting persecuted groups is welcomed, but new law does not extend protection to Muslims, incl. minority sects: #FightRacism  #CABProtests 

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“Shocking killing of dozens, injury of hundreds by Israeli live fire in #Gaza  must stop now. The right to life must be respected. Those responsible for outrageous human rights violations must be held to account. The int'l community needs to ensure justice for victims” – #Zeid .

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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 

#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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New @UNHumanRights  report on mass protests & state of emergency in #Chile  concludes the police and army failed to adhere to int'l norms & standards relating to management of assemblies & the use of force, and calls for reforms. Learn more ? Crisis#ChileCrisis 

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