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July 14, 2017

Venezuela: UN rights expert concerned at potential for repression in Sunday’s ‘Sovereign Consultation’

GENEVA (14 July 2017) – Venezuelan authorities must ensure compliance with international human rights standards during an unofficial public vote on President >>Read more
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July 14, 2017

UN expert on contemporary forms of slavery announces first official visit to Paraguay

GENEVA (14 July 2017) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Urmila Bhoola will visit Paraguay from 17 to 24 July to assess the >>Read more
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July 14, 2017

Press briefing note on Venezuela

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Liz Throssell. >>Read more
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July 13, 2017

Peru must halt oil talks until indigenous rights and contamination are taken into account – UN experts

Special Rapporteurs on hazardous substances and wastes, Baskut Tuncak, and on indigenous peoples, Vicky Tauli-Corpuz. >>Read more
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July 6, 2017

UN torture prevention experts announce visits to Uruguay

GENEVA (6 July 2017) –  Burundi, Portugal and Uruguay are among the countries that the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) will >>Read more
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July 6, 2017

Peru: First official visit by UN expert group on business and human rights

UN experts will be in the country from 10 to 19 July >>Read more
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June 30, 2017

Sustainable development must put people not profits first, UN rights experts stress

GENEVA / PARIS (30 June 2017) – Governments and business leaders must put people – not profits – first as the world >>Read more
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June 30, 2017

UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges rejects intimidation of Venezuela’s Attorney General

GENEVA (30 June 2017) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Diego García-Sayán, has questioned the recent >>Read more
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June 30, 2017

Press briefing note on Venezuela

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville >>Read more
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June 28, 2017

UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issues findings on Australia, Uruguay, The Netherlands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka and Pakistan

GENEVA (28 June 2017) – The UN Committee on the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has published its findings on the countries >>Read more

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