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1 de February, 2016

OHCHR expressed concern over draft bill on preventive identity checks in Chile

Proposed legislation contravenes principles "widely adopted by the international community". ... >>Leer el artículo completo
13 de January, 2016

Call for submissions to study of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: “The right to health and indigenous peoples”

SANTIAGO (13 January 2016) – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) would hereby like to call ... >>Leer el artículo completo
12 de January, 2016

Venezuela in the Universal Periodic Review: deadline for civil society contributions announced

International human rights examination, to take place by the end of 2016 ... >>Leer el artículo completo
11 de January, 2016

UN Committee to review Peru’s record on children’s rights

CRC members will hold discussions with a delegation from the government on how the Convention is being implemented. ... >>Leer el artículo completo
10 de December, 2015

Secretary-General’s Message – Human Rights Day 2015

10 December 2015 – Amid large-scale atrocities and widespread abuses across the world, Human Rights Day should rally more concerted global action ... >>Leer el artículo completo
9 de December, 2015

For Human Rights Day, 10 December – Zeid calls for universal ratification and respect for the ‘bedrock’ human rights treaties

GENEVA (9 December 2015) –  Two fundamental human rights treaties adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1966 are as important ... >>Leer el artículo completo
8 de December, 2015

Human rights defenders: Our ‘Gandhis’, ‘Mandelas’, ‘Rosa Parks’ and ‘Malalas’ deserve support and protection

For International Human Rights Defenders Day – Wednesday 9 December 2015 Human rights defenders: Our ‘Gandhis’, ‘Mandelas’, ‘Rosa Parks’ and ‘Malalas’ deserve ... >>Leer el artículo completo
7 de December, 2015

Zeid: Turning a corner in the fight for the rights of Afro-descendants

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights participated in a regional meeting on this matter in Brasilia, Brazil. ... >>Leer el artículo completo
23 de November, 2015

UN rights expert calls all States to establish a ‘Femicide Watch’

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – Wednesday 25 November 2015 UN rights expert calls all States to establish ... >>Leer el artículo completo
15 de October, 2015

Chile: UN agencies and civil society groups celebrate the International Decade for People of African Descent

A UN initiative to promote the rights of people of African descent all over the world. ... >>Leer el artículo completo
8 de October, 2015

UN Committee on the Rights of the Child publishes its concluding observations on Brazil and Chile

And also on other States it examined during its 70th session ... >>Leer el artículo completo
29 de September, 2015

Twelve UN agencies issue unprecedented joint statement on rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & intersex people

GENEVA (29 September 2015) – In an unprecedented joint initiative, 12 UN agencies* today issued a powerful joint call to action on ... >>Leer el artículo completo
25 de September, 2015

Brazil: “Minorities urge that promises of equality be fulfilled” – UN rights expert

During her 11-day mission, the Special Rapporteur visited several cities of the country ... >>Leer el artículo completo
24 de September, 2015

Committee on the Rights of the Child examines report of Chile

The Committee on the Rights of the Child today concluded its consideration of the combined fourth to fifth periodic report of Chile ... >>Leer el artículo completo
24 de September, 2015

Brazil: “Minorities urge that promises of equality be fulfilled” – UN rights expert

UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsák ... >>Leer el artículo completo
22 de September, 2015

Committee on the Rights of the Child examines report of Brazil

The Committee on the Rights of the Child today concluded its consideration of the combined second to fourth periodic report of Brazil ... >>Leer el artículo completo
2 de September, 2015

OHCHR-South America condemns the death of indigenous leader in Brazil

SANTIAGO DE CHILE (2 September 2015) – The Regional Office for South America of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights ... >>Leer el artículo completo
26 de August, 2015

UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities considers initial report of Brazil

The country delegation was headed by Human Rights Minister Pepe Vargas ... >>Leer el artículo completo
11 de August, 2015

UN rights expert urges Brazil not to evict Guarani and Kaiowá indigenous peoples from their traditional lands

Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz ... >>Leer el artículo completo
15 de June, 2015

High Commissioner Zeid participates in the opening of the 29th session of the Human Rights Council

The meeting will be held from 15 June to 3 July in Geneva, Switzerland. ... >>Leer el artículo completo
10 de June, 2015

UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights concludes review of Chile

Consisting on an interactive dialogue between Committee experts and a high-level State delegation. ... >>Leer el artículo completo
13 de May, 2015

Discriminated and made vulnerable: Young LGBT and intersex people need recognition and protection of their rights

Discriminated and made vulnerable: Young LGBT and intersex people need recognition and protection of their rights International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and ... >>Leer el artículo completo
30 de April, 2015

Activities in Peru: workshops on violence against women and persons with disabilities

OHCHR experts conducted trainings for several human rights stakeholders ... >>Leer el artículo completo
27 de April, 2015

In Lima, OHCHR participates in training for Ombuds offices in the continent

SANTIAGO (27 April 2015) – The Deputy Regional Representative for South America of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Mr. ... >>Leer el artículo completo
15 de April, 2015

Committee on rights of migrant workers considers initial report of Peru

GENEVA (15 April 2015) – The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers today concluded its consideration of the ... >>Leer el artículo completo
9 de April, 2015

UN Committee on Migrant Workers to review Peru

GENEVA (9 April 2015) – Peru’s record on protecting the rights of migrant workers is due to be reviewed by a UN ... >>Leer el artículo completo
27 de March, 2015

Chilean expert, reelected as chair of the UN Committee on persons with disabilities

SANTIAGO/GENEVA (27 March 2015) – The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities this afternoon opened its thirteenth session with an address ... >>Leer el artículo completo
25 de March, 2015

OHCHR Representative for South America carries out first official visit to Ecuador

As of March 2015, the OHCHR Regional Office for South America has included Ecuador under its area of coverage ... >>Leer el artículo completo
24 de March, 2015

“Poverty in Chile risks being overlooked,” UN Special Rapporteur warns

Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights visited Chile from 16 to 24 March 2015 ... >>Leer el artículo completo
17 de March, 2015

OHCHR participates in event on the creation of a regional observatory of children’s rights

SANTIAGO (17 March 2015) – The Regional Office for South America of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) participated ... >>Leer el artículo completo

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