2030 Agenda will fail without full respect for the right to information
Without universal and meaningful connectivity for all, the right to information is an empty promise for billions of people around the world.
Bosnia and Herzegovina: UN experts alarmed by re-criminalisation of defamation in the Republika Srpska entity
25 July 2023 – UN human rights experts* expressed alarm about the recent adoption of amendments to the criminal ...
Afghanistan: UN experts alarmed by media outlet’s spreading of disinformation
28 July 2023 – UN experts* today voiced their concern at disinformation by a media outlet concerning a Human ...
International community must act to end Israel’s annexation of occupied West Bank, including east Jerusalem, and defend international law: UN experts
26 July 2023 – The international community must take steps to prevent Israel’s annexation of the occupied ...
Philippines: Special Rapporteur submits amicus in cyberlibel case
The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression Irene Khan submitted an amicus curiae brief in a ...
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
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.
Repressive enforcement of Iranian hijab laws symbolises gender-based persecution: UN experts
14 April 2023 – The repressive enforcement of Iranian hijab laws, as announced by the State authorities, would ...
Afghanistan: Taliban must stop targeting Afghan women
6 April 2023 – UN experts today demanded the immediate reversal of the Taliban’s recent order banning Afghan women from working with the United Nations in Afghanistan.
Uganda: UN experts condemn egregious anti-LGBT legislation
GENEVA (29 March 2023) – Making homosexuality punishable by death is an egregious violation of human rights, UN ...
Colombia: Misuse of counter-terrorism measures to prosecute protesters threatens human rights, say UN experts
UN experts today called on Colombia to stop misusing counter-terrorism measures and serious criminal offences, such as terrorism, to prosecute individuals for taking part in protests against government policies.
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.