10 March 2015

Adopting political declaration, UN urges world to ‘step it up’ to ensure gender equality by 2030

10 March 2015

9 March 2015 — As women thrive, so will humanity but if girls are held back, the whole world will feel the pain,  Secretary-General  Ban  Ki-moon  warned the  high-level  opening of the United Nations body tasked with the promotion of gender quality and the empowerment of women, which also saw the adoption of a political declaration reaffirming commitment to the outcome of the historic 1995 Beijing women’s conference.

03 March 2015

Over 5 billion people worldwide lacking access to essential medicines, says UN report

03 March 2015

3 March 2015 — Three quarters of the world population has no access to proper pain relief treatment, according to a report by the United Nations body charged with overseeing Governments’ compliance with international drug control treaties, which was released in London today.

27 February 2015

ODIHR attended Savchenko hearing in Moscow

27 February 2015

WARSAW, 27 February 2015 — Two representatives from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights attended a court hearing on 25 February related to the case of Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian Air Force pilot and Member of Parliament charged with complicity in the murder of two Russian journalists near Luhansk, Ukraine, in June 2014. At the hearing, the Moscow City Court reaffirmed that Savchenko should remain in pre-trial detention until 13 May 2015.

26 February 2015
Restrictive measures toward Russian journalists excessive, OSCE Representative says

Restrictive measures toward Russian journalists excessive, OSCE Representative says

26 February 2015

On 26 February 2015, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović said recent measures limiting some Russian journalists to fulfil their professional activities in Ukraine are excessive.

18 February 2015

European court rejects Polish appeal in CIA jail case

18 February 2015

(Reuters) — The European Court of Human Rights refused on Tuesday to reconsider its ruling that Poland hosted a secret CIA jail, a decision that will now oblige Warsaw to swiftly hold to account Polish officials who allowed the jail to operate.

09 February 2015
UN: “We need people with PhD level compassion”

UN: “We need people with PhD level compassion”

09 February 2015

To combat the kind of mind set that led to the Holocaust, as well as to current atrocities by terrorist groups like Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, (ISIL) and Boko Haram, there must be a change in how we view human rights, said Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.

02 February 2015

Disability: putting an end to the culture of institutionalisation

02 February 2015

"Equality and inclusion for people with disabilities are rarely seen as priorities and these people are often invisible to the rest of the population," the Assembly stated in a debate held on 30 January in Strasbourg.

26 January 2015
UN rights chief says world ‘haunted’ by suffering endured by millions during Holocaust

UN rights chief says world ‘haunted’ by suffering endured by millions during Holocaust

26 January 2015

26 January 2015 — Ahead of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, taking place tomorrow, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a statement to mark the "forever solemn day" when the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp was liberated.

20 January 2015
UN study predicts rising global unemployment due to slower growth, inequality, turbulence

UN study predicts rising global unemployment due to slower growth, inequality, turbulence

20 January 2015

An extra 10 million people worldwide are likely to be unemployed by 2019, the International Labour Organisation experts said, pointing to slower growth, widening inequalities and economic turbulence as reasons behind the trend.

14 January 2015

Dolgov: CPT report confirms international law violations in Ukraine

14 January 2015
Russian Foreign Ministry Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law Konstantin Dolgov told RIA Novosti news agency that the CPT’s report published on 13 January confirms Russia’s conclusion that gross violations of human rights take place in Ukraine and no efficient investigations are being held by Kiev.