Human Rights Committee

News in Brief 29 December 2020

  • US sanctions slowing Syria rebuilding: UN independent expert
  • Netherlands violates nationality rights: UN rights committee
  • Security Council condemns blue helmet killings in CAR
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How do you define lawful peaceful protest? The UN Human Rights Committee has a clear answer

People have the right to demonstrate peacefully and Governments should respect international law and let them do so, senior UN-appointed independent rights experts said on Wednesday.

News in Brief 7 August 2019

  • ‘Enforced disappearances’, responsibility of Mexican state: UN independent experts
  • Israeli settlement expansion ‘flagrant violation of international law’
  • Embrace new technology and innovation to feed the world, UN agency urges
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