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.
Kyrgyzstan: Communication regarding the alleged crackdown against independent media in the country

Kyrgyzstan: Communication regarding the alleged crackdown against independent media in the country

The Special Rapporteur and other special procedures sent a communication to the Government of Kyrgyzstan concerning the alleged crackdown against independent media in the country, including searches against several independent news outlets and homes of journalists, and the arrest of associated staff and journalists.
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* ...
Thailand: Communication regarding the long-term sentence of prison handed down to Mr. Monghkon Thirakot

Thailand: Communication regarding the long-term sentence of prison handed down to Mr. Monghkon Thirakot

The Special Rapporteur and other special procedures sent a communication to the Government of Thailand concerning the long-term sentence of 50 years in prison recently handed down to Mr. Monghkon Thirakot.
Montenegro: Communication concerning the judicial proceedings against civil society activist, academic and columnist

Montenegro: Communication concerning the judicial proceedings against civil society activist, academic and columnist

The Special Rapporteur and other special procedures sent a communication to the Government of Montenegro ...
Equatorial Guinea: Communication regarding the alleged intimidation of a lawyer following comments on the judicial system

Equatorial Guinea: Communication regarding the alleged intimidation of a lawyer following comments on the judicial system

The Special Rapporteur and other special procedures sent a communication to the Government of Equatorial Guinea regarding the alleged intimidation of lawyer Gemma Jones Ndojli following her public comments on the judicial system in Equatorial Guinea.
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, ...