International Organizations

  • UN Mandate Holder Calls for Environmental Action in Uruguay

    July 25, 2017

    UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment John Knox recently called on the government of Uruguay to fulfill its international human rights obligations by establishing an Ombudsperson to advance environmental complaints in the country and by working with other South American countries to form a regional environmental treaty by the end of this year.

  • UN Agent Decries Government "Demonization" of Media

    July 25, 2017

    In May, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye called on governments to "end the public demonization of critical media," calling such "harassment" of journalists "a global crisis."

  • UN Agent Criticizes Unequal Housing in Chile

    July 25, 2017

    UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing Leilani Farha has asserted that the divergence in quality of housing in Chile and "segregation" of where people live in the country "based on socio-economic status" violate the international human right to housing.

  • UN Observer Calls for Lifting of Sanctions on Russia

    July 25, 2017

    At a recent press conference in Moscow, UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral sanctions Idriss Jazairy warned that sanctions imposed by over 30 countries against Russian businesses and officials are violating the human rights of "vulnerable groups" in Russia and called for governments to lift sanctions on elected officials.

  • UN Agents Call for Abortion Access in Honduras

    July 24, 2017

    A group of UN human rights mandate holders has called on a commission charged with reforming the penal code of Honduras to include in their recommendations policies implementing "international human rights standards" ensuring that "women and girls can enjoy their full human rights to sexual and reproductive health" by permitting them access to abortion.

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