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10 Nov 2018 description

Han pasado 70 años desde que diversos líderes del mundo plantearon explícitamente los derechos que todos en el planeta deben esperar y demandar simplemente por el hecho de ser seres humanos. Nacida del deseo de prevenir otro Holocausto, la Declaración Universal de Derechos Humanos continúa demostrando el poder de las ideas para cambiar el mundo.

10 Nov 2018 description

It has been 70 years since world leaders explicitly spelled out the rights everyone on the planet could expect and demand simply because they are human beings. Born of a desire to prevent another Ho­locaust, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights continues to demonstrate the power of ideas to change the world.

27 Jun 2018 description

GENEVA / SEOUL (27 June 2018) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Tomás Ojea Quintana, will visit Seoul from 2 to 10 July. This will be the UN expert’s first official mission to Seoul since the easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula.

16 Apr 2018 description

GENEVA (16 April, 2018) – Maldives must restore ex-President Mohamed Nasheed’s right to stand for office, including the office of President, the UN Human Rights Committee concluded in a finding made public today. The finding of violations of human rights was made in response to two individual complaints by Mr. Nasheed filed in 2013 and 2016.

12 Mar 2018 description

GENEVA (12 March 2018) - The Human Rights Committee this morning opened its one hundred and twenty-second session at the Palais Wilson in Geneva, hearing a video message by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, and an address by Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights. The session was opened jointly with the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to mark the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.