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Peru: Pardon of former President Fujimori a ‘slap in the face’ for victims, say UN rights experts

Condemning the pardoning of former President of Peru, Alberto Fujimori, a group of United Nations independent human rights experts have said that the move undermines the work of the judiciary and the international community to achieve

Wrapping up visit, UN rights chief urges El Salvador to address femicide and abortion ban

At the end of his first visit to El Salvador, the United Nations human rights chief on Friday highlighted the Government's stated commitment to human rights, as well as several issues facing the Central American country, including the highest rate of femicide in the region and the abortion ban that punishes women “for apparent miscarriages and obstetric emergencies.”

Strong civil society can push back against 'major attack' on human rights, says senior UN rights official

A senior United Nations human rights official has praised civil society for its role in standing up to the “backlash” against human rights.

In Blaustein lecture, UN rights chief rebukes notion that multilateralism is a threat in today's world

The United Nations human rights chief today called for spreading greater knowledge about human rights to its skeptics, rebuking perspectives that see global organizations and their international legal frameworks as part of a problem and not the solution.

UN and EU partner to stamp out violence against women

A concrete plan to fight violence against women and girls demands recognizing its various forms in regions across the globe.

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'Racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism or Islamophobia are poisoning our societies' – UN chief

Urging people everywhere to speak out against hate speech and hate crimes, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today reiterated his call for tolerance, respect for the other and the importance of recognizing diversity.

UN human rights expert calls unofficial visit to Belarus ‘first step’ towards cooperation

An independent United Nations human rights expert back from an unofficial visit to Belarus today said he was hopeful for a dialogue to begin with the country’s Government.

Recognize tragedy of Srebrenica and ensure such atrocities are never repeated, urges UN chief

Ahead of the twenty-second anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre – the largest atrocity on European soil since World War II – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged all to “look honestly” at the past, acknowledge the crimes and the inaction that allowed them to occur and ensure that such atrocities are never repeated.

UN rights chief urges dialogue among Qatar and countries involved in diplomatic dispute

Voicing alarm over the possible impact on the rights of people in the wake of decision by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain to cut diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar, the top United Nations human rights official called on all States involved to urgently resolve the dispute.

In special address, Chile's President spotlights efficacy of UN Human Rights Council

Addressing a special meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Chilean President today stressed the importance of multilateralism and the work of the 47-member body.