Irene Khan: Gaza, ‘a genocide in the making’ | Talk to Al Jazeera

In an exclusive interview with Al-Jazeera, Irene Khan, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, discusses the challenges and the future of the right to freedom of expression, and why what she does as part of her mandate matters....

Sudan: 25 million people in dire humanitarian need, say UN experts

GENEVA (2 February 2024) – About 25 million people including 14 million children are in dire need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan, since fighting broke out between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in April 2023, UN experts* said...

Philippines: UN expert calls for more sustained reforms to prevent threats and killings of journalists and activists

Irene Khan, UN special rapporteur for freedom of opinion and expression, speaks to journalists at the end of her 10-day visit to the Philippines. Photo Courtesy: Altermidya Network, Mandaluyong city, Metro Manila, Feb. 2, 2024. MANILA (2 February 2024) – Threats,...
Report on Journalists in Exile

Report on Journalists in Exile

Background Building on her previous report on media freedom and journalists (A/HRC/50/29), the Special Rapporteur intends to draw attention to this specific ...
Democracy is in distress

Democracy is in distress

International Human Rights Day, marking the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, comes at a dark moment. People, the planet, and ...