June 14, 2014
by William Helbling
A group of independent UN human rights experts on Friday urged Thai authorities to reverse all measures affecting basic human rights and to restore democratic rule in the country. Human rights issues in Thailand have become an issue as political unrest has resulted in the suspension of the ...[read more]
June 6, 2014
by G. Redd
A group of independent UN human rights experts on Thursday condemned Iran's execution of a political prisoner, calling for the country to end the death penalty. Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani was arrested in 2008 for supporting western media, found guilty of enmity against God and sentenced to six ...[read more]
June 3, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Three independent UN human rights experts on Monday urged Pakistan to adopt urgent legislation to put an end to faith-based killings and protect the country's Ahmadiyya Muslim community, whose faith is currently outlawed. The call follows a resurgence of violent attacks in Pakistan targeting ...[read more]
March 18, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
A panel of UN human rights experts led by Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, Chairperson of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syrian Arab Republic, announced on Tuesday a new investigative report into the Syrian conflict. The report describes horrific violence in Syria by rebel and ...[read more]
March 6, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A group of UN independent experts on Thursday asked Venezuela's government to provide a clear answer to allegations of arbitrary detention and excessive force against journalists, media workers and demonstrators during the country's recent protests. The group, which included Special Rapporteur on ...[read more]
February 23, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A group of UN independent experts on Saturday called on the government of Iran to halt the startling increase in the number of hangings since the start of 2014. According to the UN Office of the Commissioner of Human Rights (OFCHR), at least 40 persons were hanged in the beginning of January 2014... ...[read more]
December 17, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) on Monday urged Cambodia to set up an independent national body to monitor detention centers in order to fulfill its international obligations under the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT). Cambodia ratified the protocol ...[read more]
October 23, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
China defended its human rights record to the UN on Tuesday, insisting it was abiding by its obligations and cooperating with inquiries. Last week a group of independent UN rights experts issued a report expressing concern over harassment of activists for their attempts to participate in a UN ...[read more]
October 18, 2013
by Taylor Gillan
A UN independent rights expert on Friday joined with two other key international anti-trafficking expert mechanisms to call for global cooperation in the fight against the transnational trafficking of persons. Human rights experts from the UN, the Council of Europe (COE) and the Organization for ...[read more]
October 17, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
A group of independent UN rights experts on Wednesday expressed concern over reports that Chinese human rights activists have been subject to harassment for their attempts to participate in a UN human rights assessment of China. The activists have reportedly been prevented from participating in ...[read more]

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