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UN experts urge China to ‘immediately and unconditionally’ release human rights lawyer

24 November 2017
Voicing concern that the trial of a human rights lawyer – leading to his imprisonment – fell short of international standard...

UN rights expert calls on Mexico to investigate killing of state-level Ombudsperson

24 November 2017
Strongly condemning the attack on a state-level Ombudsperson and his family in Mexico, the United Nations expert on human ri...

Mediterranean crossing still world’s deadliest for migrants – UN report

24 November 2017
Crossing the Mediterranean to Europe is “by far the world’s deadliest” journey for migrants, with at least 33,761 reported t...

Conditions in Myanmar's Rakhine not in place to enable safe returns – UN refugee agency

24 November 2017
Amid reports of an agreement between the governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, th...

EU: Press Azerbaijan on Rights at Summit

November 23, 2017
(Brussels) – Leaders of European Union member states should press visiting Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev to end the cra...

Not the Time to Look Away on Burundi

November 23, 2017
For the past month, Burundi’s ambassador to the United Nations, Albert Shingiro, has publicly threatened to “bring to justi...

Zimbabwe: Protect Detainees’ Rights

November 22, 2017
(Harare) – Zimbabwe authorities should uphold the rights of everyone detained following the military takeover of the govern...

Philippines’ Duterte Signals Resumption of Murderous ‘Drug War’

November 22, 2017
Brace for more bloodshed.That’s the key takeaway from a speech Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made today in which he...

China: France Should Spotlight Rights Crisis

November 23, 2017
(Paris) – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian should publicly urge respect for human rights in meetings with China’s...

Indonesia: No End to Abusive ‘Virginity Tests’

November 22, 2017
(Jakarta) – Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo should order Indonesia’s police chief and armed forces commander to i...