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13 Sep 2018 description

GENEVA (13 September 2018) – Sanctions must not degenerate into blockades which expose innocent people to the ravages of economic war in peacetime without the protection of the Geneva Conventions aimed at safeguarding civilians in war time, says Idriss Jazairy, the UN Special Rapporteur on the effect of sanctions on human rights.

10 Sep 2018 description

Distinguished President,
Director-General of the UN Office in Geneva,
Colleagues and friends,

It is an honour to be called to this mandate, to assist States to uphold the human rights of their people, in this year in which we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

08 Sep 2018 description

GENEVA (5 September 2018) – Given the increase in the flow of migrants from Venezuela in recent months, especially to countries in South America, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Felipe González Morales, called for strengthening regional cooperation and increasing the support of the international community to guarantee the human rights of Venezuelan migrants wherever they are.

05 Sep 2018 description

Washington, D.C. / Ginebra – En ocasión de las reuniones y medidas que vienen promoviendo Estados del continente americano para responder a la llegada masiva de personas migrantes y refugiadas venezolanas, la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH); el Comité de Protección de los Derechos de los Trabajadores Migratorios y de sus Familiares (CMW) de la ONU; Comité sobre los Derechos del Niño (CRC) de la ONU; la Oficina Regional para América del Sur del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos (ACNUDH); el Dr.

05 Sep 2018 description
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Geneva / Washington, D.C. - In light of the meetings and measures adopted by several States in the region to address the massive arrival of Venezuelan migrants and refugees, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR); the United Nations Committee on Migrant Workers; the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child; the Regional Office for South America of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR); and, Mr. Felipe González, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, adopt the following joint statement.

25 Jun 2018 description

The Human Rights Council in its midday meeting held a clustered interactive dialogue with Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, and Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons. The Council also heard a statement by Paul Oquist, Private Secretary for National Policy of Nicaragua.

28 May 2018 description

Committee on Enforced Disappearances

28 May 2018

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances this morning held separate meetings with United Nations Member States, the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, and non-governmental organizations.

10 Mar 2018 description


The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 34/32 in which the Council requested the High Commissioner to prepare and submit to the Council at its thirty-seventh session a comprehensive follow-up report with elaborated conclusions based upon information provided by States on the efforts and measures taken for the implementation of the action plan outlined in paragraphs 7 and 8 of resolution 34/32 and views on potential follow-up measures for further improvement of the implementation of that plan.

07 Mar 2018 description

7 March 2018

Distinguished President,
Colleagues, Friends,

A few days ago, we celebrated the centenary year of Nelson Mandela’s birth. We spoke of his example; his fortitude, his suffering and compassion, while recalling also the declaration that he and my predecessor Mary Robinson signed in 2000 on diversity and tolerance.

09 Feb 2018 description

GENEVA (9 February, 2018) – Vast numbers of Venezuelans are starving, deprived of essential medicines, and trying to survive in a situation that is spiralling downwards with no end in sight, according to a group of UN human rights experts*. They made an urgent plea to the government to take action to tackle the crisis, and called on the international community to adopt measures to avoid an unfolding tragedy of immense proportions.

09 Feb 2018 description

Ginebra (9 de febrero de 2018) – Miles de personas en Venezuela sufren hambre, no tienen acceso a medicamentos esenciales y están tratando de sobrevivir en una espiral que no parece tener final, de acuerdo a un grupo de expertas y expertos de Naciones Unidas*. Los expertos hacen un llamado urgente al Gobierno a que tome medidas para enfrentar la crisis, y a la comunidad internacional a apoyar medidas que eviten una tragedia de grandes proporciones.

12 Dec 2017 description

GINEBRA (12 de diciembre de 2017) – El progreso en el sector social en Venezuela y Ecuador, compatible con el Pacto relativo a los Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales, debe conocerse y ser reconocido de forma más general, declaró un experto en derechos humanos de las NU.

12 Dec 2017 description

GENEVA (12 December 2017) – Progress in the social sector in Venezuela and Ecuador, consistent with the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, should be more generally known and recognized, a UN human rights expert has said.

07 Aug 2017 description

GENEVA (4 August 2017) - The Government of Venezuela must stop systematically detaining protesters and end the growing use of military tribunals to try civilians, a group of United Nations human rights experts* has said. 

The authorities must also respect the rights of all demonstrators and detainees, and guarantee their physical and psychological wellbeing, the independent experts said. 

04 Aug 2017 description

GINEBRA (4 de agosto de 2017) – El Gobierno de Venezuela debe poner un alto a las detenciones sistemáticas de los manifestantes y frenar el creciente uso de tribunales militares para juzgar a civiles, dice un grupo de expertos* en los derechos humanos de la ONU. 

Las autoridades deben también respetar los derechos de todos los manifestantes y detenidos y garantizar su integridad física y psicológica, dijeron los expertos independientes.  

01 May 2017 description

GINEBRA (28 de abril de 2017) - El Gobierno de Venezuela debe facilitar las protestas pacíficas e investigar debidamente la muerte de al menos 25 personas en las manifestaciones recientes, señaló hoy un grupo de expertos* en derechos humanos de las Naciones Unidas.

“Estamos seriamente preocupados por las acusaciones de uso excesivo e indiscriminado de la fuerza durante las protestas, así como por las detenciones arbitrarias y las muertes”, dijeron los expertos.

01 May 2017 description

GENEVA (28 April 2017) – The Government of Venezuela must facilitate peaceful protests and properly investigate the deaths of at least 25 people in recent demonstrations, say a group of United Nations human rights experts.*

“We are gravely concerned about allegations of excessive and indiscriminate use of force during the protests, as well as arbitrary detentions and killings,” the experts said.

26 Apr 2017 description

WASHINGTON/GENEVA (26 April 2017) : Two experts on freedom of expression of the United Nations and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights condemned today the practice of censorship and internet blocking in Venezuela, as well as the detention, attacks and stigmatization of journalists and media workers covering the recent protests in the country.