STATEMENTS

Israel/oPt: Enabling human rights defenders and peaceful protests vital for achieving ceasefire and lasting peace, say UN experts

Israel/oPt: Enabling human rights defenders and peaceful protests vital for achieving ceasefire and lasting peace, say UN experts

GENEVA (13 February 2024) – Undue restrictions imposed by States on peaceful protests and civil society working to ...
Sudan: 25 million people in dire humanitarian need, say UN experts

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 ...
Ansar Allah movement: Communication regarding Yemeni human rights defender

Ansar Allah movement: Communication regarding Yemeni human rights defender

Five Special Rapporteurs and members of two UN Working Groups sent a joint communication to the Ansar Allah movement or Houthi movement, the de facto authority in Sana'a and large parts of northern Yemen.
Sri Lanka: Communication regarding restriction of Tamil civil society memorialization

Sri Lanka: Communication regarding restriction of Tamil civil society memorialization

Joint communication to the Government of Sri Lanka concerning information received about alleged restrictions and obstructions imposed on memorialization efforts carried out by Tamil civil society to commemorate Maaveerar Naal (Heroes’ Day).
Gaza: UN experts condemn killing and silencing of journalists

Gaza: UN experts condemn killing and silencing of journalists

GENEVA (1 February 2024) – Israel’s military operation in Gaza, in the aftermath of the heinous 7 October attack ...
Gaza: ICJ ruling offers hope for protection of civilians enduring apocalyptic conditions, say UN experts

Gaza: ICJ ruling offers hope for protection of civilians enduring apocalyptic conditions, say UN experts

GENEVA (31 January 2024) – The landmark ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) offers the first ...
Bangladesh: Government must prioritise human rights in its fourth term

Bangladesh: Government must prioritise human rights in its fourth term

GENEVA (24 January 2024) – UN experts* urged the Government of Bangladesh to carry out major human rights reforms ...
Hong Kong SAR: UN experts urge authorities to drop all charges against Jimmy Lai, call for his release

Hong Kong SAR: UN experts urge authorities to drop all charges against Jimmy Lai, call for his release

GENEVA (22 January 2024) – UN experts* today called on Hong Kong SAR authorities to drop all charges against ...
United Arab Emirates: UN experts alarmed by new charges brought against civil society in UAE87 trial

United Arab Emirates: UN experts alarmed by new charges brought against civil society in UAE87 trial

GENEVA (19 January 2024) – UN experts* today expressed grave concern that the trial in the United Arab Emirates ...
UN human rights experts welcome start of ICJ genocide hearings in The Hague, reiterate call for ceasefire

UN human rights experts welcome start of ICJ genocide hearings in The Hague, reiterate call for ceasefire

GENEVA (11 January 2024) – UN human rights experts* today welcomed the start of hearings before the International ...
Support civil society’s international solidarity efforts for peace: UN experts

Support civil society’s international solidarity efforts for peace: UN experts

International Human Solidarity Day GENEVA (19 December 2023) UN experts today emphasised the need for the ...
UN experts urge States to unite for peace and push for ceasefire in Gaza

UN experts urge States to unite for peace and push for ceasefire in Gaza

GENEVA (8 December 2023) – Member States of the United Nations must use all measures at their disposal and ...