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Special Procedures: Recommendations to strengthen State cooperation and combat reprisals

Special Procedures: Recommendations to strengthen State cooperation and combat reprisals | UN Human Rights | Scoop.it
An ISHR submission to the 21st annual meeting of the UN Human Rights Council's Special Procedures makes a range of recommendations to increase State cooperation with the independent experts, and to protect those who provide information...
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Failing To Protect: Systemic weaknesses within the UN human rights machinery

Failing To Protect: Systemic weaknesses within the UN human rights machinery | UN Human Rights | Scoop.it
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Council Alert: a preview of the Human Rights Council's 26th session

Council Alert: a preview of the Human Rights Council's 26th session | UN Human Rights | Scoop.it
The Council's 26th session provides several key opportunities to draw attention to the situation of human rights defenders at particular risk, including women human rights defenders, defenders working on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity,...
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General Assembly takes modest but important step to strengthen treaty bodies

General Assembly takes modest but important step to strengthen treaty bodies | UN Human Rights | Scoop.it
After a long and difficult negotiation process the General Assembly has finally approved a resolution that will strengthen the UN system for reviewing States’ implementation of international human rights treaties to which they are party.
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UN to consider opening door to national human rights institutions

UN to consider opening door to national human rights institutions | UN Human Rights | Scoop.it
National human rights institutions may soon be able to participate in UN deliberations following a decision by a committee of the UN General Assembly.
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Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights - The 20th anniversary

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights - The 20th anniversary | UN Human Rights | Scoop.it
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights - The 20th anniversary
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UN rights office calls on EU to strengthen efforts to prevent repeat of ... - UN News Centre

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Improving the Special Procedures: three tips for the High Commissioner for Human Rights | openDemocracy

Improving the Special Procedures: three tips for the High Commissioner for Human Rights | openDemocracy | UN Human Rights | Scoop.it
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The Majority Has Spoken: Email Privacy Reform Possible Right Now

The Majority Has Spoken: Email Privacy Reform Possible Right Now | UN Human Rights | Scoop.it
Something remarkable happened last night: A bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives agreed on something. Yesterday, Reps Reps.
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Whipping Votes and Protecting Lives

Whipping Votes and Protecting Lives | UN Human Rights | Scoop.it
The Obama administration has won a significant human rights triumph in Geneva. But it has gone unheralded amid strident criticisms about spying, drones, and detainees.
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Council Alert: a preview of the Human Rights Council's 25th session

Council Alert: a preview of the Human Rights Council's 25th session | UN Human Rights | Scoop.it
The UN Human Rights Council’s 25th Session will take place from 3 to 28 March. Amongst a full agenda, the Council will have the opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to the promotion and protection of civil society space through a panel on the...
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Without cooperation from States, we cannot do our work for human rights – Key UN expert group - UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association

Without cooperation from States, we cannot do our work for human rights – Key UN expert group - UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association | UN Human Rights | Scoop.it
The largest body of independent experts in the United Nations Human Rights system today urged world governments to cooperate with them, and allow human rights organisations and individuals to engage with the UN “without fear of intimidation or reprisals.”...
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Mightier than the words

Mightier than the words | UN Human Rights | Scoop.it
THE younger George Bush, a Republican, negotiated the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. But when it came before the American Senate last year 38...
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Viet Nam: UN rights office alarmed by conviction of renowned human rights lawyer - UN News Centre

Viet Nam: UN rights office alarmed by conviction of renowned human rights lawyer - UN News Centre | UN Human Rights | Scoop.it
UN News Centre Viet Nam: UN rights office alarmed by conviction of renowned human rights lawyer UN News Centre 4 October 2013 – The United Nations human rights office today urged the Government of Viet Nam to review the conviction of human rights...
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