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Group picture of the Padova Model UPR 5° edition
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The 5th edition of the Padova Model UPR has ended

The 5th edition of the Padova Model UPR, held from 22 to 25 November 2022, came to its conclusion. The event was organised by an international team of students and former delegates, with the support ...

Last update 1 Dec 2022
Black woman smiling
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OHCHR: New #FightRacism campaign - Learn, Speak up, Act!

To mark Nelson Mandela International Day (July 18), the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michele Bachelet, launches the biennial campaign against racism "Learn, Speak up, Act" and ...

Last update 17 Aug 2022
A group of hands in the air, one of those is holding a bill. In the background there is the writing "Business and Human rights".
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OHCHR: UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Environment presented recommendations regarding due diligence and businesses

David Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Environment, presented a plan that seeks to reduce the violation of human and environmental rights carried on by business activities. This ...

Last update 28 Jul 2022
Only in exceptional circumstances and with incontrovertible evidence of intentional murder does international law permit the death penalty
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OHCHR welcomes progress made in Zambia and Central African Republic to abolish the capital punishment

The death penalty is incompatible with fundamental tenets of human rights and dignity. Nowadays approximately 170 countries have abolished capital punishment or introduced a moratorium, either in ...

Last update 16 Jun 2022
The United Nations #FightRacism campaign
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21 March: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21 is celebrated as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The holiday was established in 1979 by the UN General Assembly. It is observed annually on the day ...

Last update 22 Mar 2022
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OHCHR: Call for Sweden to respect indigenous rights and withdraw from the Gállok mining project

The United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner (OHCHR) has called upon Sweden to follow through with its obligations set out in the new national law on consultation of January 2022 ...

Last update 16 Mar 2022
Padova Model UPR 2021 - Secretariat pic 1
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Padova Model UPR 2021 successfully concluded

The 4th edition of the Padova Model UPR, held from 23 to 26 November 2021, came to its conclusion. The event was organised by an international team of students and former delegates, with the support ...

Last update 2 Dec 2021
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OHCHR: New training materials on Human Rights Protection at International Borders

On 25th October, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights launched a new Trainer’s Guide on Human Rights at International Borders. The guideline has been a product of collaboration ...

Last update 15 Nov 2021
Occupied Palestinian Territory: Israeli settlements should be classified as war crimes, says UN expert
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United Nations: Occupied Palestinian Territory: Israeli settlements should be classified as war crimes, says UN expert

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, Michael Lynk, called on the international community to label Israeli settlements as a war ...

Last update 4 Aug 2021
People holding cuban flags. On the background, flags hanging from the balconies.
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The Un High Commissioner addresses the latest events in Cuba

Cuba has lived under an authoritarian regime since 1959. Through all this time, no democratic elections have been held, massive censorships of information took place, and no kind of opposition ...

Last update 23 Aug 2021
protester hold sign saying "end systemic racism"
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Seminal UN report offers an agenda to dismantle systemic racism

The murder of George Floyd, an African-American man, by a law enforcement official on 25 May 2020 in Minnesota, United States, sparked unprecedented worldwide protests that represented the struggle ...

Last update 19 Aug 2021
online event: no justice no peace
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ISHR online event: "No Justice, No Peace"

The International Service for Human Rights organized an online event on 7 July 2021 at 4:00 pm CEST titled "No justice, No Peace", on the UN's role in enhancing accountability for police violence ...

Last update 7 Jul 2021
Picture of the annual report 2020: Human rights at the heart of COVID-19
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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Annual Report 2020 - Human rights at the heart of COVID-19 response and recovery

Discrimination and inequalities increased enormously in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic spread, said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, when presenting the Annual Report of the ...

Last update 17 Jun 2021
Climate Justice Peace
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OHCHR: Fact Sheet on Human Rights and Climate Change

The United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner (OHCHR) has published a Fact Sheet on Human Rights and Climate Change, which sets out in comprehensive terms, the links between ...

Last update 28 Apr 2021
A general view of the Human Rights Council meeting
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Resolution of Human Rights Council on Situation of human rights in Belarus

The Human Rights Council adopted, at its 46th session, a resolution (draft version available) on the Situation of human rights in Belarus. The Council expressed concern at the continuing ...

Last update 7 Apr 2021