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February 24, 2017

UN expert to assess violence and discrimination against LGBT people in Argentina

First official visit of the expert after the creation of his mandate in November 2016 >>Read more
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January 13, 2017

Davos: Zeid calls on business leaders to stand up for human rights

Ahead the Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland >>Read more
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January 6, 2017

2017 Call for Applications to the Special Fund of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture

A. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS In 2017, the OPCAT Special Fund will accept project applications aimed at implementing recommendations made by the Sub-Committee >>Read more
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January 6, 2017

Call for Submission: Gender-sensitive approach to Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Killing

6 January 2017 – The UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Killing is committed to a gender-sensitive perspective in all >>Read more
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December 9, 2016

Brazil 20-year public expenditure cap will breach human rights, UN expert warns

“This is a radical measure, lacking in all nuance and compassion,” said Philip Alston >>Read more
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November 29, 2016

States must more than ever protect women human rights defenders

Message from UN rights experts on International Women Human Rights Defenders Day >>Read more
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November 23, 2016

International Day on the Elimination of Violence against Women – 25 November

International Day on the Elimination of Violence against Women – 25 November Joint call by UN Rapporteur on Violence against Women and >>Read more
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November 17, 2016

UN Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination to review Uruguay

GENEVA (17 November 2016) – Uruguay’s record on tackling racial discrimination will face scrutiny by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial >>Read more
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November 16, 2016

UN Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination to review Argentina

GENEVA (16 November 2016) – Argentina’s record on tackling racial discrimination will face scrutiny by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial >>Read more
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November 16, 2016

Zeid urges States to rally around International Criminal Court

“Although the powerful may fear the Court, victims, everywhere, plead for its involvement.” >>Read more

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