Human Rights

Myanmar: Crimes against humanity committed systematically, says UN report

Crimes against humanity continue to be systematically committed in Myanmar, with ongoing conflicts severely impacting women and children, according to a UN report released on Tuesday.

From the Field: Keeping China’s minority traditions alive

In China, ethnic minority women from the 55 ethnic minority groups formally recognized by the country, are playing a vital role in protecting traditional knowledge and preserving cultural heritage.

UN Committee reviews anti-discrimination efforts underway

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination opened in Geneva on Monday to review anti-discrimination efforts being done in seven UN Member States.

Step up protection for activists who challenge big business in Colombia

Activists who raise concerns about business projects in Colombia are under serious threat for speaking out, and UN human rights experts are urging the government to do much more to protect them. 

Press freedom increasingly under threat in Cambodia – UN human rights report

Amid growing restrictions on civic space and press freedoms in Cambodia, journalists are being increasingly subjected to various forms of harassment, pressure, and violence, according to a new report published on Wednesday by the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR).

UN Human Rights Office 'deplores' executions in Singapore

The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) denounced on Tuesday the hanging of two inmates in Changi Prison, located in the eastern part of Singapore.

Nicaragua: Rights experts denounce shutdown of over 700 civil society groups

The arbitrary shutdown of hundreds of civil society organizations in Nicaragua is deeply concerning and will have a chilling effect on activists and human rights defenders across the country, UN-appointed independent human rights experts said on Friday.

UN Committee against Torture: Focus on Botswana, Nicaragua, Palestine, United Arab Emirates

The UN Committee against Torture on Friday concluded its current session by releasing findings on Botswana, Nicaragua, the State of Palestine and the United Arab Emirates 

Singapore: Rights experts call for moratorium on executions for drugs offences

Singapore must implement an immediate moratorium on executions for drug offences, UN human rights experts said on Friday, in a statement condemning the recent hanging of a 64-year-old man for drug trafficking – the fifth person to be executed there this year. 

Top rights expert questions ‘double standard’ on Ukraine’s war displaced

A top UN-appointed human rights expert on Thursday raised the issue of an alleged “double standard” in Poland and Belarus towards those forced to flee the war in Ukraine.