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11 Dec 2017 description

JUBA (11 December 2017) – Members of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan today began their fourth field mission to South Sudan, Uganda and Ethiopia which will last from 11 to 22 December 2017.

19 May 2017 description

UN report exposes human rights violations and abuses against civilians in and around Yei, South Sudan

GENEVA/JUBA (19 May 2017) - A United Nations report published today released the findings of an in-depth investigation into human rights violations and abuses committed in and around Yei town, Central Equatoria (150km southwest of the capital, Juba) between July 2016 and January 2017.

06 Apr 2016 description


Individuals – women, men and children – are at the heart of the work of this unique United Nations Trust Fund. It was established by the General Assembly in 1981 when the world was faced with the plight of thousands of victims of torture from Chile and Argentina, and today provides direct assistance to over 50,000 victims of torture and their families in all regions of the world yearly. This can be in the form of psychological, medical, legal, social or financial aid.

23 Feb 2016 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Cécile Pouilly
Location: Geneva
Date: 23 February 2016

We are concerned by the tense post-electoral situation in Uganda, with reports of at least two people killed and an unknown number of people injured, heavy military and police forces deployed in the streets of Kampala, and the arrests of four opposition leaders since Thursday’s elections.

24 Feb 2014 description

GENEVA (24 February 2014) - The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Monday denounced the anti-homosexuality law signed into force in Uganda, which she said would institutionalise discrimination against lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and could encourage harassment and violence against them.

16 Jan 2014 description

GENÈVE (Publié tel que reçu) – La Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme Navi Pillay a exhorté mercredi les chefs d’Etats participant à un important sommet dans la région africaine des Grands Lacs à s’assurer que les personnes suspectées d’avoir commis des crimes internationaux et de graves violations des droits de l’homme ne puissent continuer à fuir la justice en se rendant dans un autre pays.

15 Jan 2014 description

GENEVA (15 January 2014) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday urged Heads of State attending a major summit in Africa’s Great Lakes Region to ensure that people suspected of committing international crimes and serious human rights violations do not continue to escape justice by crossing borders.

The high-level meeting on the Great Lakes Region currently taking place in Luanda “represents an unprecedented opportunity for member States to advance the fight against impunity in this violence-stricken region,” Pillay said.

27 Feb 2012 description

Margaret was home in Opota, Acholiland, with her four-year-old son on the night the Ugandan rebel group Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) attacked. She was taken from her house and made to lie down next to 12 other villagers. The LRA started to kill them one by one with a hoe.

27 Feb 2012 description

A Report from the Greater North of Uganda


This report outlines the views and priorities of victims of serious violations of human rights law and international humanitarian law which resulted from the conflict between the Government of Uganda and the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). It details the serious violations that victims and victim-focused civil society organisations (CSOs) believe should trigger their right to remedy and reparation. Their priorities for remedy focus primarily on truth-recovery and accountability for harms committed.

30 May 2011 description

Geneva, 30 May 2011

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

31 Aug 2010 description


Ce rapport est le fruit d'entretiens avec plusieurs centaines d'interlocuteurs, tant Congolais qu'étrangers, qui ont été témoins des atrocités commises dans le pays. Il documente leurs témoignages et reflète leurs aspirations à la justice. Cependant, aucun rapport ne peut vraiment décrire les horreurs vécues par la population civile au Zaïre, aujourd'hui devenu République démocratique du Congo (RDC), o=F9 presque chaque individu a une expérience de souffrance et de perte à relater.

05 Jun 2010 description

Opening Statement

Good morning,

Thank you for coming. I would just like to give you a brief overview of the purpose of my visit to Uganda, and some key issues that have arisen during my meetings with senior members of the Government, the Ugandan Human Rights Commission, civil society organizations, and other UN organizations working in Uganda.

21 Dec 2009 description

Twelfth periodic report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of human rights in the Sudan

Executive Summary

The twelfth periodic report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the human rights situation in the Sudan focuses on attacks against civilians in Western and Central Equatoria States in Southern Sudan between 15 December 2008 and 10 March 2009 by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

21 Dec 2009 description

I. Résumé

1. Ce rapport présente le récapitulatif des missions d'évaluation et d'enquête qui ont été menées, entre les mois de mai 2008 et juin 2009, par les équipes du Bureau Conjoint des Nations Unies aux Droits de l'Homme (BCNUDH) en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), sur les violations des droits de l'homme commises par l'Armée de résistance du Seigneur (LRA), sous le commandement en chef de Joseph Kony et d'officiers supérieurs, dont certains sont sous mandats d'arrêt de la CPI.

21 Dec 2009 description

KHARTOUM / GENEVA - A series of brutal attacks on civilians by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in Southern Sudan "may amount to crimes against humanity," according to a new report* released Monday by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

The report covers investigations by human rights staff employed by OHCHR and the UN mission in Sudan (UNMIS) into a series of 27 confirmed attacks carried out by LRA groups between December 2008 and March 2009, during which at least …

21 Dec 2009 description

I. Summary

1. This report provides a summary of the investigative and fact finding missions conducted between May 2008 and June 2009, by teams of officers from the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on human rights violations committed by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), under the command of Joseph Kony and senior officers, some of whom have had arrest warrants issued against them by the ICC. The report focuses on the attacks from September 2008 to June 2009.


04 Sep 2009 description

Member States of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, a grouping of 11 African nations, have taken an historic step forward with the establishment of a Regional Center which aims to strengthen good governance, democracy and human rights.

The 11 signatory countries to the Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes RegionThe Regional Center for Democracy, Good Governance, Human Rights and Civic Education is based in Zambia's capital, Lusaka.

01 Sep 2009 description

Alpbach, Austria

Ambassador Mayr-Harting,


Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am pleased to participate in this important stock-taking discussion on the United Nations Security Council and the protection of civilians in armed conflict since resolution 1265 (1999).

09 Apr 2009 description

15 April 2009, Geneva, Palais Wilson, Room RS-181


On 21 September 2008, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution A/HRC/9/9 entitled "Protection of the human rights of civilians in armed conflict".