Agnes Callamard

All drone strikes ‘in self-defence’ should go before Security Council, argues independent rights expert

The growing use of weaponised drones risks destabilising global peace and security and creating a “drone power club” among nations, that face no effective accountability for deploying them as part of their “war on terror”, a senior UN-appointed independent rights expert said on Thursday.

Speaking truth to power: the UN experts fighting for global human rights

Fearless. Plain-speaking. Critical. Courageous. Unflinching. Unfair. Biased. Manipulative. These are some of the adjectives used to describe the Human Rights Council experts who fan out across the world to research, hold consultations and gather information on a vast range of human rights violations.

Governments cannot stay silent on human rights abuses: UN rights expert

UN human rights expert Agnès Callamard has been involved in some of the most talked-about stories of the past year..

Shortly after she called on the Maltese authorities to do more to find those responsible for the death of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, Conor Lennon from UN News asked her if she was surprised that the investigation into the death of Ms. Galizia has not made more progress.

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Refugees treated with “complete indifference”: UN expert

Refugees, migrants and others are being treated almost as sub-human in some circumstances, according to independent rights expert Agnes Callamard, who delivered her report to the General Assembly a few days ago.

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“Urgent action” needed by Philippines over “spiralling” violations

The government of the Philippines needs to take “urgent action” to address a “spiralling” series of human rights violations, including the summary execution of children.

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