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11 Sep 2017 description

Human Rights Council 36th session
Opening Statement by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

11 September 2017

Distinguished President of the Council,
Excellencies,
Colleagues, Friends,

As I enter the final year of my current mandate – a year which I will discharge with vigour and determination – I wish to begin with a few short reflections drawn from the past three years.

23 Aug 2016 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Cécile Pouilly
Location: Geneva
Date: 23 August 2016
Subject: (1) Iraq, (2) Israel-OPT, (3) Gambia & (4) Mauritania

(1) Iraq

The High Commissioner is deeply dismayed at the execution on Sunday of 36 people in Iraq in relation to the 2014 Camp Speicher massacre, during which some 1,700 cadets were killed by ISIL fighters, particularly given the serious due process concerns and fair trial shortcomings in these cases.

26 Apr 2016 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Subjects: (1) Mexico & (2) Mauritania
Date: 26 April 2016

(1) Mexico

13 Jun 2014 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Date: 13 June 2014

1) Iraq

11 Oct 2012 description

Le Sous-Secrétaire général de l’ONU aux droits de l’homme, M. Ivan Simonović, s’est inquiété, aujourd’hui devant la presse, des graves violations des droits de l’homme dans le nord du Mali, contrôlé par des mouvements rebelles islamistes qui y ont imposé une version extrémiste de la charia.

30 May 2011 description

Geneva, 30 May 2011

Mr. President, Distinguished Members of the Human Rights Council, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

29 Apr 2011 description

GENEVA (29 April 2011) – UN human rights chief Navi Pillay on Friday ended a two-day visit to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, where she discussed the human rights challenges facing the country with top officials and civil society representatives.

20 Mar 2009 description

WORLD WATER DAY

On the occasion of World Water Day (22 March), the Independent Expert on the issue of human rights obligations related to access to safe drinking water and sanitation, Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque, expresses her particular concern about access to water and sanitation during emergencies.

"The chaos and insecurity caused by war and natural disasters frequently block access to water and sanitation, with devastating results," said the Independent Expert.