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January 12, 2018

Sexual orientation and gender identity: UN expert hails historic legal opinion issued in Americas

GENEVA (12 January 2018) – An independent expert appointed by the United Nations hailed a landmark opinion by the Inter-American Court of >>Read more
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December 28, 2017

Peru: UN human rights experts appalled by Fujimori pardon

GENEVA (28 December 2017) – The pardon granted to the former President of Peru, Alberto Fujimori, is an appalling “slap in the >>Read more
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December 28, 2017

Venezuela: UN independent expert welcomes government action after his visit

GENEVA (28 December 2017) – One of the UN’s independent experts on human rights has praised the Government of Venezuela for introducing >>Read more
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December 20, 2017

Peru road-building law threatens survival of Amazon peoples in isolation – UN indigenous rights expert

GENEVA (20 December 2017) – A new law promoting road-building in remote areas of the Peruvian Amazon would impact indigenous territories and >>Read more
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December 12, 2017

Ecuador and Venezuela: Rights expert urges greater cooperation with UN

GENEVA (12 December 2017) – Progress in the social sector in Venezuela and Ecuador, consistent with the Covenant on Economic, Social and >>Read more
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December 10, 2017

Values enshrined in Universal Declaration of Human Rights under assault, must be defended – Zeid

Statement by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, on the occasion of Human Rights Day “Human Rights Day >>Read more
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November 8, 2017

Brazil must act now to avoid losing ground in fight against modern slavery – UN experts

GENEVA (8 November 2017) – United Nations human rights experts* have today called on the Government of Brazil to take urgent action >>Read more
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November 3, 2017

Human rights must be centre-stage as Paris climate change deal takes effect, UN experts say

GENEVA (3 November 2017) – Human rights must be central to the way the Paris climate change agreement is put into practice, >>Read more
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November 3, 2017

Peru’s human rights record to be reviewed by Universal Periodic Review

GENEVA (3 November 2017) – Peru’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) >>Read more
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November 2, 2017

Argentina’s human rights record to be reviewed by Universal Periodic Review

GENEVA (2 November 2017) – Argentina’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) >>Read more

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