Monthly Archives: June 2016

UN Experts Statement on Habitat III: New Urban Agenda Must be Based in Human Rights

By | 30 June, 2016

Geneva, 29 June 2016 As independent human rights experts [1] appointed by the Human Rights Council, we call for a New Urban Agenda that embraces the transformative potential of human rights as a necessary framework for inclusive, vibrant and sustainable cities. At a time of unprecedented migration and urbanization, human rights are increasingly under threat… Read More »

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A death foretold in Brazil – UN expert condemns indigenous peoples killings and urges an end to violence

By | 22 June, 2016

GENEVA (22 June 2016) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, today strongly condemned recent attacks on the Guarani Kaiowá indigenous community in Brazil. The expert urged the federal and state authorities to take urgent action to prevent further killings and to investigate and hold the perpetrators accountable.… Read More »

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World Environment Day – 5 June. “A deadly undertaking” – UN experts urge all Governments to protect environmental rights defenders

By | 5 June, 2016

GENEVA (2 June 2016) – Speaking ahead of World Environment Day on Sunday 5 June, three United Nations human rights experts call on every Government to protect environmental and land rights defenders. The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, John Knox; the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders,… Read More »