The United Nations #HumanRights office is led by High Commissioner @MBachelet. Follow us on FB & IG at *unitednationshumanrights*. #StandUp4HumanRights
#SouthSudan : Community-based militias were responsible for 78% of killings and injuries caused to civilians in 2020 as well as abductions and conflict-related sexual violence during attacks in pockets of the country – New report 👉
The UN human rights system plays a crucial role in ensuring a human rights-based response to the #COVID19 pandemic and achieving #SDGs . Learn more in the 3rd Volume of the CCSA report, #recoverbetter #standup4humanrights
West Darfur: We are appalled by the latest resurgence of violence in #Sudan that has left 87+ people dead and 191+ injured, and forced thousands to flee their homes. Photo: Displaced persons, mostly women and children, in North Darfur, Sudan.
Christof Heyns, a @UN_SPExperts & @UNTreatyBodies expert who has died aged 62, was an inspiring human rights advocate. His warmth, optimism & generosity equalled his expertise. We will miss him terribly.
UN Human Rights Chief@mbachelet urges UK Parliament to amend proposed law that risks undermining key human rights obligations by shielding military personnel operating abroad from accountability for torture and other war crimes. Read 👉
#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 👉
#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
#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.
“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 .
#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 👉
Top @UN officials condemn #Myanmar military’s widespread, lethal and increasingly "systematic" attacks on peaceful protesters after bloodiest day since protests began. @UN_GP_RtoPOSAPG @mbacheletitu '>Nde @mbacheletitu and call for an end to systemic impunity in Myanmar. 👉