STATEMENTS

Sri Lanka: Concern about the recently proposed Anti-Terrorism Act

Sri Lanka: Concern about the recently proposed Anti-Terrorism Act

The Special Rapporteur sent a joint letter to the Government of Sri Lanka concerning its recently proposed Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) published on 17 March 2023.
Free, pluralistic and independent media, a vital pillar of democracy, International Freedom of Expression Rapporteurs stress

Free, pluralistic and independent media, a vital pillar of democracy, International Freedom of Expression Rapporteurs stress

Commemorating the 30th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day and the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, freedom of expression mandate holders from the UN, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the African Commission of Human Rights (ACHPR), and the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (IACHR) issued a Joint Declaration on Media Freedom and Democracy.
Myanmar: Social media companies must stand up to junta’s online terror campaign say UN experts

Myanmar: Social media companies must stand up to junta’s online terror campaign say UN experts

13 March 2023 – Myanmar’s military junta is orchestrating an online campaign of terror, and weaponising social media platforms to crush democratic opposition, UN experts said today.
Cambodia: UN experts condemn verdict against opposition leader Kem Sokha

Cambodia: UN experts condemn verdict against opposition leader Kem Sokha

8 March 2023 – The verdict of treason against Cambodia opposition leader Kem Sokha would have a chilling effect on political activism and freedom of expression in the country ahead of July national elections, UN experts warned today.
Peru: UN experts call for end to violence during demonstrations, urge respect for human rights

Peru: UN experts call for end to violence during demonstrations, urge respect for human rights

6 March 2023 – UN experts today expressed deep concern about ongoing allegations of repression, arbitrary killings, arrests, detention, and enforced disappearances of demonstrators in Peru and urged authorities to establish a genuine dialogue with the people to end the country’s political crisis.
Belarus: Verdict against Nobel laureate Ales Bialiatski an effort to quash scrutiny and dissent say UN experts

Belarus: Verdict against Nobel laureate Ales Bialiatski an effort to quash scrutiny and dissent say UN experts

3 March 2023 – UN experts today urged the international community to relentlessly pursue truth and justice for all victims of human rights violations in Belarus, after a court in Minsk delivered a devastating verdict, sentencing Belarusian human rights defender and Nobel laureate Ales Bialiatski to 10 years in prison.
Indonesia: UN experts alarmed by reports of increased militarisation and intimidation around Mandalika project

Indonesia: UN experts alarmed by reports of increased militarisation and intimidation around Mandalika project

1 March 2023 – UN experts today expressed concern about persistent allegations of increased militarisation and human rights violations surrounding Mandalika, an urban development and tourism project in Indonesia.
Irene Khan addresses the UN General Assembly on disinformation during armed conflicts

Irene Khan addresses the UN General Assembly on disinformation during armed conflicts

The Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression Irene Khan presented her latest report on ...
Protect freedom of expression as a vital ‘survival right’ of civilians in armed conflict: UN expert

Protect freedom of expression as a vital ‘survival right’ of civilians in armed conflict: UN expert

NEW YORK (17 October 2022) – The information environment has become a dangerous theatre of war in the digital age, ...
UN experts condemn journalist killing amid rising West Bank violence

UN experts condemn journalist killing amid rising West Bank violence

GENEVA (13 May 2022) - UN human rights experts* condemn the killing of Al Jazeera journalist, Shireen Abu ...
Joint Statement on the situation in Ukraine

Joint Statement on the situation in Ukraine

In the light of the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation and the continuation of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, the monitors for freedom of expression and freedom of the media for the UN, ACHR, ItACHR, and the OSCE issued the following joint statement.
UN experts call for end to Russian aggression against Ukraine and urgent protection of human rights

UN experts call for end to Russian aggression against Ukraine and urgent protection of human rights

UN human rights experts today called on the Russian Federation to immediately end its aggression against Ukraine and call off its unnecessary and unprovoked military attack. They issue the following statement: