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Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders

Press Releases

Côte d’Ivoire: UN experts deeply concerned with gross human rights violations which may amount to crimes against humanity
31 December 2010

[French version]

Deep concerns over crackdown on human rights defenders since Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
13 December 2010

Key UN experts warn that voices against discrimination must not be silenced
9 December 2010

UN experts urge Myanmar to release Aung San Suu Kyi and other prisoners of conscience
12 November 2010

UN experts urge China to respect human rights and release all persons detained for peacefully exercising their rights
11 October 2010

STATEMENT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS, MARGARET SEKAGGYA,
AS SHE CONCLUDES HER VISIT TO ARMENIA

18 June 2010

[Armenian version]

DRC: UN EXPERTS CALL FOR REINFORCEMENT OF INVESTIGATION INTO KILLING OF PROMINENT CONGOLESE HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER
9 June 2010

[French version]

UN EXPERT TO EXAMINE THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN ARMENIA
9 June 2010

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS CONTINUE TO PAY WITH THEIR LIVES IN MEXICO, WARN UN EXPERTS
12 May 2010

UN INDEPENDENT EXPERTS ARTICULATE A VISION FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS: POST BEIJING + 15
5 March 2010

UGANDA: LAST CHANCE TO SHELVE ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY BILL SHOULD NOT BE MISSED, WARN UN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERTS
1 March 2010

UN EXPERTS: PRESIDENT CHÁVEZ DEALS NEW BLOW TO INDEPENDENCE OF JUDGES AND LAWYERS IN VENEZUELA
16 December 2009

[Spanish version]

"ARE HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS STILL SAFE IN THE GAMBIA?" QUESTION HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERTS
9 October 2009

HONDURAS: FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS UNDER THREAT?
2 October 2009

[Spanish version]

STATEMENT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS,
MARGARET SEKAGGYA, AS SHE CONCLUDES HER VISIT TO COLOMBIA
18 September 2009

[Spanish version]

IRAN: DETAINEES SUBJECTED TO TORTURE AND ILL-TREATMENT TO EXTRACT CONFESSIONS, WARN UN EXPERTS
13 August 2009

UN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERTS CALL FOR UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF AUNG SAN SUU KYI AFTER UNFAIR TRIAL
10 August 2009

UN EXPERTS READY TO ASSIST RUSSIA IN INVESTIGATING SERIES OF KILLINGS OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS
21 July 2009

UN EXPERTS GRAVELY CONCERNED BY MASS ARRESTS IN IRAN
7 July 2009

HONDURAS: EXPERTOS DE LA ONU URGEN AL REESTABLECIMIENTO INMEDIATO DE LA
DEMOCRACIA Y LAS LIBERTADES FUNDAMENTALES
2 July 2009

HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERTS GRAVELY CONCERNED AT KILLINGS AND ARRESTS IN IRAN
19 June 2009

UNITED NATIONS EXPERT ON HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS CONCLUDES VISIT TO THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
3 June 2009

[French

UN EXPERT ON HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS VISITS DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
26 May 2009

[French]

SRI LANKA: UN EXPERTS DEEPLY CONCERNED AT SUPPRESSION OF CRITICISM AND UNABATED
IMPUNITY
9 February 2009

ZIMBABWE GOVERNMENT AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY MUST DO MORE
22 December 2008

"ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS: LEGAL ENTITLEMENTS RATHER THAN CHARITY" SAY UN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERTS
10 December 2008

"TEN YEARS ON, HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS CONTINUE TO PAY A HIGH PRICE"
9 December 2008

[French | Spanish]

UN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERTS CONCERNED ABOUT SERIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN EASTERN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO - 28 November 2008
[English | French]

UN EXPERTS WARN ON THE ONGOING CRACKDOWN OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN
27 November 2008

UN EXPERTS STRONGLY CONDEMN THE SEVERE CONVICTIONS AND UNFAIR TRIALS IN MYANMAR
18 November 2008

THE UNITED NATIONS AND AFRICAN UNION SPECIAL RAPPORTEURS ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS CONCLUDE THEIR JOINT VISIT TO THE REPUBLIC OF TOGO
4 August 2008

JOINT VISIT OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND AFRICAN UNION SPECIAL RAPPORTEURS ON
THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS TO TOGO, 28 JULY- 4 AUGUST 2008
25 July 2008

SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS TO START
FUNCTIONS ON 1 MAY 2008
30 April 2008

"END VIOLENCE AGAINST DEFENDERS IN COLOMBIA", THE CALL OF UN EXPERTS
30 April 2008

[Spanish version]

UN EXPERTS CONCERNED ABOUT DETERIORATING HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN ZIMBABWE
29 April 2008

UN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERTS CALL FOR RESTRAINT AND TRANSPARENCY AS MASS ARRESTS ARE REPORTED IN THE TIBET AUTONOMOUS REGION AND SURROUNDING AREAS IN CHINA
10 April 2008

THE SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS CONCLUDES HER MISSION TO GUATEMALA
20 February 2008
[Spanish version]

UNITED NATIONS INDEPENDENT EXPERTS CONCERNED ABOUT CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM IN VENEZUELA
30 November 2007

UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERTS EXPRESS GRAVE CONCERN ABOUT THE CRACKDOWN IN MYANMAR
28 September 2007

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE ON SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS CONCLUDES VISIT TO FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
25 September 2007

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS CONCLUDES VISIT TO SERBIA
25 September 2007

UN EXPERT GROUP ON DARFUR PRESENTS INTERIM REPORT
24 September 2007

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS TO VISIT THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA, INCLUDING KOSOVO, AND THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
14 September 2007

UN EXPERTS WELCOME REINSTATEMENT OF CHIEF JUSTICE CHAUDHRY OF PAKISTAN
6 August 2007

UN EXPERT WELCOMES LIFTING OF TRAVEL BANS ON FIJIAN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS
25 July 2007

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS CONCLUDES VISIT TO INDONESIA
12 June 2007

UN EXPERTS CONDEMN THE MURDER OF TWO WORKERS OF THE SRI LANKAN RED CROSS
7 June 2007

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS TO VISIT INDONESIA
4 June 2007

UN RIGHTS EXPERTS CALL FOR THE RELEASE OF DAW AUNG SAN SUU KYI AND ALL REMAINING POLITICAL PRISONERS
10 May 2007

UN EXPERTS TO HOLD HIGH-LEVEL MEETING WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF SUDAN
27 April 2007

UN EXPERTS EXPRESS DEEP CONCERN OVER ON-GOING CAMPAIGN AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN MYANMAR
25 April 2007


UN EXPERTS DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT ARRESTS OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN IRAN
5 April 2007

UNITED NATIONS EXPERTS EXPRESS DISTRESS ABOUT RECENT EVENTS IN PAKISTAN
21 March 2007

INDEPENDENT UN EXPERTS EXPRESS SERIOUS CONCERN OVER DRAFT NIGERIAN BILL OUTLAWING SAME-SEX RELATIONSHIPS
23 February 2007

INDEPENDENT EXPERTS EXPRESS SERIOUS CONCERN OVER THE ESCALATION OF VIOLENCE IN SRI LANKA
11 August 2006

UN Experts condemn lack of respect for human rights shown in eviction of Bassac residents in Cambodian Capital
29 June 2006

ON THE OCCASION OF THE INAUGURAL SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL, UN RIGHTS EXPERTS CALL TO MIND THE BIRTHDAY OF DETAINED NOBEL LAUREATE, DAW AUNG SAN SUU KYI
19 June 2006

UN experts appeal for respect of human rights of Bassac residents in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
30 May 2006

United Nations human rights experts express grave concern about crackdown on demonstrators in Nepal
20 April 2006

UN EXPERTS APPEAL FOR RESPECT OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF BASSAC RESIDENTS IN PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA 30/05/2006
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HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERTS EXPRESS CONCERN ABOUT IMPACT OF RAISING OF HEIGHT OF DAM IN NARMADA RIVER, INDIA 13/04/2006
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SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE ON HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS: VISIT TO BRAZIL 20/12/2005
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REPRESENTATIVE OF SECRETARY-GENERAL ON HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS TO VISIT BRAZIL 01/12/2005
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EXPERTS CONCERNED ABOUT SITUATION IN TUNISIA CONCERNING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND ASSEMBLY, AND INDEPENDENCE OF JUDICIARY (French only) 16/11/2005
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EXPERT ON RIGHTS DEFENDERS CONCERNED OVER NEW CODE OF CONDUCT FOR "SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS" IN NEPAL 10/11/2005
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UN REPRESENTATIVE ON HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS ENDS VISIT TO ISRAEL AND OCCUPIED TERRITORY 11/10/2005
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SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF SECRETARY-GENERAL ON HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS TO VISIT ISRAEL AND
OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY 04/10/2005
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UNITED NATIONS HOLDS A THREE-DAY WORKSHOP FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS FROM IRAQ 28/06/2005
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UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS VISITS NIGERIA 31/05/2005
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REPRESENTATIVE OF SECRETARY-GENERAL ON HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS TO VISIT NIGERIA 29/04/2005
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REPRESENTATIVE OF SECRETARY-GENERAL ON HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS TO VISIT TURKEY 06/10/2004
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REPRESENTATIVE OF SECRETARY-GENERAL ON HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS TO VISIT ANGOLA 13/08/2004
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UNITED NATIONS EXPERT ON RIGHTS DEFENDERS GRAVELY CONCERNED OVER RESTRICTION OF FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION IN BELARUS 21/06/2004
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UN EXPERT DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN DARFUR 27/05/2004
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EXPERT ON HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER REPORTS ABOUT HUNGER STRIKE
BY TUNISIAN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER 26/11/2003
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UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERTS EXPRESS CONCERN OVER THE CONVICTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER IN MALAYSIA 17/10/2003
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HUMAN RIGHTS SPECIAL RAPPORTEURS EXPRESS THEIR PROFOUND CONCERN OVER THE SITUATION IN BOLIVIA 16/10/2003
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