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On 15 March 2006 the UN General Assembly voted to replace the UN Commission on Human Rights with the UN Human Rights Council

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21 March 2018

Venezuela: UN expert analyses the economic embargo situation and the socio-economic crisis

In an interview and an independent article in his blog, the UN Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order provides details of his appreciations on the current situation of Venezuela. To give the term “crisis”...

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13 March 2018
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12 March 2018
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Author: Sherpa

[Jeudi] 8 mars, le Conseil des Droits de l'Homme de l'ONU a examiné le rapport de la 3ème session du groupe intergouvernemental de travail (GTIG) chargé d'établir un instrument international juridiquement contraignant pour que les multinationales...

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27 February 2018

Peru: Govt. called out for inadequate protection of human rights defenders & indigenous peoples affected by investment projects

NGOs highlight the situation of indigenous peoples in the Amazon and the Govt. plans to continue operations of extractive industries, while in the context of the Universal Periodic Review, recall the situation of human rights defenders at risk for...

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15 February 2018

South Korea: The new Olympics human rights requirements should encourage South Korea to grant amnesty to unfairly jailed trade unionists

Author: Minky Worden, The Washington Post

"South Korea should honor its Olympics workers by releasing jailed labor leaders", 12 February 2018...

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1 February 2018
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Author: Handelsblatt

Der UN-Hochkommissar für Menschenrechte will rund 200 Unternehmen wegen deren Verbindungen zum Siedlungsbau in Israel genauer untersuchen......

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5 January 2018

Front Line Defenders report highlights killings of 312 human rights defenders in 2017, underlining the role of business

Author: Front Line Defenders (Ireland)

"Annual Report on Human Rights Defenders at Risk 2017", 3 Jan 2018...

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14 December 2017

Ecuador & Venezuela: UN Expert says progress on social & economic rights should be acknowledged, but more needs to be done on civil & political rights

Author: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

“Ecuador and Venezuela: Rights expert urges greater cooperation with UN”...

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14 December 2017
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Por primera vez, desde 1996, Venezuela aceptó la visita de uno de los procedimientos especiales del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU. Tras su visita primero a Ecuador y luego a Venezuela, el experto sobre la promoción de un orden internacional...

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14 December 2017
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Author: Consejería Presidencial de Derechos Humanos Colombia

“Colombia protagoniza diálogo sobre construcción de paz en el Foro de Naciones Unidas sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos 2017” - 29 de noviembre de 2017...

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