UN Treaty Watch

  • UN OHCHR Seeks Further Action on U.S. Death Penalty Ruling

    June 20, 2014

    The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ("OHCHR") has called for the U.S. to build on a recent ruling by its Supreme Court restricting the execution of persons with mental and intellectual disabilities by imposing a nation-wide moratorium on the death penalty.

  • Pushback Checks UN Committee Observations on Vatican

    June 20, 2014

    On National Review Online, Kathryn Lopez describes the relatively favorable outcome of the UN Committee against Torture's review of the Holy See's initial report under the Convention against Torture after pressure from groups pointing to the proper limits of the Committee's influence.

  • UN Committee Calls on Lithuania to Establish NHRI

    June 20, 2014

    As UN bodies and human rights activists push for the development of national human rights institutions ("NHRIs") to advance nontraditional economic, social, and cultural human rights, the UN Committee Against Torture has called on the Lithuanian Government to establish an NHRI.

  • UNOHCHR Calls for Moratorium on Executions in U.S.

    June 20, 2014

    A spokesman for the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights ("UNOHCHR") has referred to the recent prolonged execution by lethal injection of an Oklahoma inmate as evidence that the authorities in the U.S. should impose a moratorium on execution and seek its abolition.

  • Proposed HRC Resolution Pushes BHR Agenda

    June 19, 2014

    A proposed resolution at the UN Human Rights Council ("HRC") calls for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to pressure countries to adopt an aggressive agenda for the promotion of international business and human rights ("BHR") principles.

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