Tag: OHCHR

Ethical minefields: the dirty business of doing deals with Myanmar’s military

Myanmar’s transition from five decades of military rule is a work in progress. Despite the junta’s formal dissolution in 2010, the release of political prisoners including opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and democratic reforms allowing National League Democracy to…

/ January 7, 2021
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Brazil: Double epidemic of COVID-19 and racism

“As the black population in Brazil, we still have to face police brutality, we still have to face inequality in many different ways. And now, hunger and poverty and COVID-19.” Dalila Negreiros is a Brazilian human rights defender calling on…

/ July 6, 2020
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Opening statement by HC Michelle Bachelet at 44th session of the Human Rights Council.

Opening statement by HC Michelle Bachelet at 44th session of the Human Rights Council. Read More…

/ July 1, 2020
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Mandate of the UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity – Russian

This video explains the work of the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the IE SOGI. Short version Read More…

/ June 30, 2020
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Mandate of the UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity – Chinese

This video explains the work of the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the IE SOGI. Short version Read More…

/ June 30, 2020
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Mandate of the UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity – Arabic

This video explains the work of the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the IE SOGI. Short version Read More…

/ June 30, 2020
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Mandate of the UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity – Spanish

This video explains the work of the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the IE SOGI. Short version Read More…

/ June 30, 2020
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DRC more than 1,000 civilians killed in past 8 months

Around 1,300 civilians have been killed in a number of separate conflicts involving armed groups and government forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo over the past eight months. Some of these incidents may amount to war crimes and…

/ June 5, 2020
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UN Human Rights report on the Philippines

New UN Human Rights report shows heavy-handed focus on countering national security threats and illegal drugs has resulted in serious rights violations in the Philippines. Read More…

/ June 4, 2020