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23 Sep 2016 description

GENEVA (23 September 2016) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday called on the authorities of theformer Yugoslav Republic of Macedoniato end their systematic policy of expulsion and detention of migrants, following a visit to the country by his staff earlier this month.

11 Mar 2016 description

10 March 2016

Distinguished President, Excellencies,

Over the past ten days, many delegations have shared with me their alarm about the growing disarray in many countries. And among other issues, I have raised with many of them my concerns about arrests, harassment and spurious prosecutions of journalists, activists, political opponents and human rights defenders.

25 Feb 2016 description

GENEVA (25 February 2016) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Thursday expressed serious concern at security measures adopted at a recent meeting of the heads of police of five European countries*, which are already having a negative impact on the human rights of refugees and migrants in southern and central Europe, and are compounding the already exceptionally difficult situation in Greece.

14 Nov 2006 description

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has considered the initial report of The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on how that country implements the provisions of the Covenant.

30 May 2001 description

Voices Concern Over Situation in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
The following statement was issued today by Mary Robinson, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights:

29 Mar 2001 description


Commission on Human Rights Continues Discussion of Question of Violations Anywhere in World
The High Commissioner for Human Rights and Special Rapporteurs and Representatives gave summations this evening of situations in Chechnya, Iran, the Former Yugoslavia, Burundi, Rwanda and Iraq as the Commission on Human Rights carried on with its annual debate on the question of the violation of fundamental rights and freedoms anywhere in the world.

01 Jul 1999 description

Human Rights must be at the heart of international efforts if the different communities of Kosovo are to have a chance of living together again, High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson said today in Pristina.

05 May 1999 description

HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, ENDING VISIT TO FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA, CALLS AGAIN FOR END TO ETHNIC CLEANSING IN KOSOVO
HR/99/37

16 Apr 1999 description

Fifty-fifth session, United Nations Commission on Human Rights Geneva, 22 March - 30April 1999
item 14(c):Specific groups and individuals; Mass exoduses and displaced persons

Madam Chairperson,
Distinguished Delegates,

16 Apr 1999 description


Press Release HR/CN/918 - 19990416
Commission on Human Rights Continues Debate on Specific Groups, Individuals

GENEVA, 16 April (UN Information Service) -- United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson this afternoon told the Commission on Human Rights that refugees from Kosovo were telling members of her staff that Serbian police and paramilitary forces were continuing with their campaign of terror.

12 Apr 1999 description

High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson told correspondents gathered for a 'press opportunity' at the Palais des Nations this afternoon that she had found it necessary to brief the Commission on Human Rights about the very serious situation in Kosovo, the desperate plight of people there and the serious allegations of violations of human rights. She would brief the Commission weekly for the remainder of the current session. It was important that there be reporting of the situation.

01 Apr 1999 description

Highlighting the need for impartial verification of allegations of ethnic cleansing in Kosovo and for ensuring accountability for established violations, the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner, Mary Robinson, said on Thursday she would take immediate steps to help deal with those issues.