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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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