Thank you for being a subscriber - we couldn't do it without you! - Susan and Pascale

Find this information useful? YubaNet is powered by your subscription

$
$
$

Your contribution is appreciated.

Posted inWorld

Bachelet welcomes top court’s landmark decision to protect human rights from climate change

GENEVA (20 December 2019) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday applauded a landmark decision by the Supreme Court of the Netherlands which requires the State to take more ambitious climate action in order to protect human rights from the adverse effects of climate change. The Netherlands’ highest court upheld an […]

Posted inWorld

Ecuador: UN expert calls for urgent action to boost women’s rights law, free women jailed over abortion

GENEVA / QUITO Dec. 10, 2019 – Ecuador’s adoption of a comprehensive law to end violence against women marks significant progress in the fight against gender-based violence, however a number of obstacles are preventing it being fully operational, a UN human rights expert has concluded after a fact-finding visit. Proposed budget cuts, the criminalisation of […]

Posted inOp-Ed

Baskut Tuncak: Bhopal: Chemical industry must respect human rights

GENEVA November 27, 2019 – In commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster, a UN human rights expert is calling on chemical manufacturers to recognise and meet their responsibility to respect human rights. Baskut Tuncak, Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances […]

Posted inWorld

Bachelet says repression as well as unnecessary and disproportionate use of force risk inflaming situation in Bolivia

GENEVA November 18, 2019 – After the deaths of at least five protestors in Sacaba, Cochabamba, in Bolivia on Friday – reportedly mostly as a result of live ammunition fired by the security forces – the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urged the authorities to ensure that security forces comply with international […]

Posted inWorld

Toxic pollution: Another extinction crisis looms, warns UN expert

NEW YORK October 24, 2019 – Under the shadow of the existential threats of climate change and biodiversity collapse lies another, insidious extinction crisis: the toxification of our planet and our bodies, a UN human rights expert told the General Assembly today. “Our incessant exposure to pollution and other sources of toxic substances poses a […]

Posted inWorld

States must act on ‘disappearances’ of migrants, say UN experts

GENEVA August 29, 2019 – Progressively more precarious movements of migrants undertaking long and perilous journeys – often as a result of States’ rigid migratory policies – expose many to heightened risks of human rights violations, including enforced disappearances, UN experts* say. To mark the occasion of International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances […]

Posted inWorld

States must do more to stop hate crimes and promote interfaith initiatives, say UN rights experts

GENEVA August 21, 2019 –  States have an important role to play in promoting religious tolerance and cultural diversity by promoting and protecting human rights, including freedom of religion or belief, say a group of UN independent experts*. The experts urged States to step up their efforts to combat intolerance, discrimination and violence against people […]

Posted inWorld

UN human rights experts call on Israel to halt demolition of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem

GENEVA July 26, 2019 – Two UN human rights experts have condemned Israel’s demolition of 10 buildings comprising approximately 70 housing units in Sur Baher, a Palestinian neighbourhood of East Jerusalem. “We are following the developments in this matter very closely,” said Leilani Farha, the Special Rapporteur for the right to housing, and Michael Lynk, […]