Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN Child Rights Committee to review Madagascar and Netherlands

The two countries are among the 196 States parties to the Child Rights Convention and its Optional Protocols

The UN Child Rights Committee (CRC) will hold its upcoming session from 31 January to 11 February, during which it will review Madagascar and the Netherlands. The two countries are among the 196 States parties to the Child Rights Convention and its Optional Protocols. They are required to undergo regular reviews by the Committee of 18 independent…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Sudan’s human rights record to be examined by Universal Periodic Review

Sudan is one of the States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group during its upcoming session from 24 January to 3 February

Sudan’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Tuesday, 1 February 2022, in a meeting that will be webcast live. Sudan is one of the States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group during…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

South Sudan’s human rights record to be examined by Universal Periodic Review

South Sudan is one of the States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group during its 40th session taking place from 24 January to 3 February

South Sudan’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Monday, 31 January 2022 in a meeting that will be webcast live.  South Sudan is one of the States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group during its…

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Zimbabwe’s human rights record to be examined by Universal Periodic Review

Zimbabwe is one of the States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group during its upcoming session taking place from 24 January to 3 February

Zimbabwe’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Wednesday, 26 January 2022 in a meeting that will be webcast live.   Zimbabwe is one of the States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group during its upcoming session taking…

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Visit of UN Expert on Human Rights in Sudan Adama Dieng postponed

Dieng was designated to serve as UN Expert on Human Rights in Sudan by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in November 2021

The first mission to Sudan by the UN Expert on Human Rights in the Sudan Adama Dieng, which was due to take place from 22 to 27 January 2022, has been postponed upon the request of the Sudanese authorities. “I have been following with deep concern the deteriorating human rights…

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UN experts on people of African descent to visit Switzerland

The experts will also promote the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024), which aims to highlight the contribution of people of African descent to societies

The UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent will carry out a fact-finding visit to Switzerland from 17 to 26 January 2022. "We will gather information on any forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, Afrophobia and related intolerance, in order to assess the overall human rights situation…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN experts on people of African Descent conduct a working visit to France

The Working Group will share its preliminary observations with the French Government and propose to initiate a dialogue in the framework of an official country visit to the country

The Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent was in Paris, France, from 13 to 16 December on a working visit aimed at assessing and better understanding the situation of peoples of African descent, and providing advice to assist them and other relevant stakeholders to protect their human rights, and…

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Burundi: UN Torture Committee deplores lack of cooperation in torture complaints procedure

R.M.'s case is the latest among 14 torture complaints against Burundi that have been examined by the Committee since 2014

The UN Committee against Torture has deplored Burundi's lack of cooperation in the individual complaints procedure and its failure to implement the Committee's decisions in all cases where human rights violations were found. In its latest decision published today, the Committee found that R.M., a political activist for Mouvement pour la solidarité et la…

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Human Rights Council President Appoints Members of Racial Justice Body

Justice Mokgoro will serve as chairperson of the new body

The President of the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan of Fiji, announced today the appointment of Justice Yvonne Mokgoro of South Africa, Tracie L. Keesee of the United States and Juan Mendez of Argentina to serve as members of a recently established body tasked with advancing racial justice…

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High-level conference held to sustain momentum for transitional justice in South Sudan

Commission Chair Yasmin Sooka opened the Conference by identifying the centrality of transitional justice processes to peace and nation-building

Key stakeholders to transitional justice processes in South Sudan today adopted a joint strategy and plan of action to accelerate the implementation of existing commitments under the 2018 Revitalised Peace Agreement. This concluded the “Conference on sustaining momentum for transitional justice in South Sudan,” held virtually and in Nairobi from…