STATEMENTS

Freedom of expression and media crucial to tackling climate crisis: International Freedom of Expression Rapporteurs

Freedom of expression and media crucial to tackling climate crisis: International Freedom of Expression Rapporteurs

3 May, 2024 – To mark International Press Freedom Day, during the Global Conference organised by UNESCO in Santiago de Chile, freedom of expression mandate holders of the United Nations, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) issued a Joint Declaration on the Climate Crisis and Freedom of Expression.
Nepal: Communication regarding National Cyber Security Policy

Nepal: Communication regarding National Cyber Security Policy

The Special Rapporteurs for Freedom of Expression, Peaceful Assembly and Privacy sent a communication to the Government of Nepal regarding the new provisions introduced under the National Cyber Security Policy 2023.
Russia: UN experts call for immediate release of journalist Evan Gershkovich

Russia: UN experts call for immediate release of journalist Evan Gershkovich

GENEVA (28 March 2024) – UN experts* today condemned the continued arbitrary detention of Evan Gershkovich, a ...
UN experts urge France to guarantee safe drinking water in Guadeloupe

UN experts urge France to guarantee safe drinking water in Guadeloupe

GENEVA (28 March 2024) – UN experts* today expressed concern about recurrent water cuts in the French overseas ...
China: Comments on the Safeguarding National Security Ordinance

China: Comments on the Safeguarding National Security Ordinance

Six Special Rapporteurs sent a joint communication to the Government of China expressing concerns about the conformity of the Safeguarding National Security Ordinance with international human rights law.
UN experts warn Islamophobia rising to “alarming levels”

UN experts warn Islamophobia rising to “alarming levels”

GENEVA (15 March 2024) – Acts of harassment, intimidation, violence and incitement based on religion or belief ...
China: UN experts renew calls for accountability for Cao Shunli’s death

China: UN experts renew calls for accountability for Cao Shunli’s death

GENEVA (14 March 2024) – A decade after the death in custody of human rights defender Cao Shunli, UN experts* ...
India: UN experts urge corrective action to protect human rights and end attacks against minorities in lead up to elections

India: UN experts urge corrective action to protect human rights and end attacks against minorities in lead up to elections

GENEVA (7 March 2024) – UN human rights experts* today sounded the alarm over reports of attacks on minorities, ...
Senegal: Communication concerning arbitrary arrest and detention of political dissidents

Senegal: Communication concerning arbitrary arrest and detention of political dissidents

The Special Rapporteur and other special procedures sent a communication to the Government of Senegal concerning the alleged arrest and detention of political dissidents.
UN experts urge Ghana’s President to reject discriminatory bill

UN experts urge Ghana’s President to reject discriminatory bill

GENEVA (1 March 2024) – UN experts* today urged Ghana’s President not to sign the Human Sexual Rights and ...
UK/US: Time to end prosecution of Julian Assange, UN expert says

UK/US: Time to end prosecution of Julian Assange, UN expert says

GENEVA (1 March 2024) – A UN expert today expressed concern that the possible extradition and imminent ...
Madagascar: Communication concerning harassment, criminal prosecution and detention of human rights defenders

Madagascar: Communication concerning harassment, criminal prosecution and detention of human rights defenders

The Special Rapporteurs for Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defenders and Freedom of Assembly and the Vice-president of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention sent a communication to the Government of Madagascar.