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International community must act to end Israel’s annexation of occupied West Bank, including east Jerusalem, and defend international law: UN experts

GENEVA (26 July 2023) – The international community must take steps to prevent Israel’s annexation of the occupied Palestinian territory or risk being seen as accepting the Israeli Government’s systematic violation of international law, UN experts said today. “Israel’s continuous annexation of portions of the occupied Palestinian territory, now focusing on large swathes of the […]

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Israeli air strikes and ground operations in Jenin may constitute war crime: UN experts

GENEVA (5 July 2023) – Israeli air strikes and ground operations in the occupied West Bank targeting the Jenin Refugee camp and killing at least 12 Palestinians may prima facie constitute a war crime, UN experts said today. “Israeli forces’ operations in the occupied West Bank, killing and seriously injuring the occupied population, destroying their […]

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Egypt: UN experts alarmed by restrictions on civil society ahead of climate summit

GENEVA (7 October 2022) – Egypt must ensure the safety and full participation of all parts of civil society at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP27) in November, UN human rights experts* said, after a wave of government restrictions on participation raised fears of reprisals against activists. This new […]

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Ukraine: UN expert says war against multi-ethnic population must stop, calls for protection of all minorities

GENEVA (16 March 2022) – The UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Fernand de Varennes, today expressed grave concerns about the situation of minorities in the context of the Russian aggression against Ukraine and the treatment of minorities fleeing the conflict. He issues the following statement: “The world is witnessing tremendous human suffering in Ukraine. The […]

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Kazakhstan: UN experts condemn lethal force against protesters, misuse of term ‘terrorists’

GENEVA, January 11, 2022 – UN human rights experts* today called on the Kazakhstan authorities and security forces to halt their unrestrained use of force, including lethal force, against protesters and ensure that an independent and human-rights based investigations of State use of force against protesters is undertaken. The experts said they were profoundly concerned […]

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