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Tag: UN Human Rights Committee

  • Thursday, May 24th 2018 - 07:03 UTC

    UN denies Lula's request for emergency action against his imprisonment

    Lula serving a 12-year sentence over corruption, asked the UN committee to impose so-called “interim measures”

    The United Nations Human Rights Committee has denied a request by Brazil's ex-president Lula da Silva seeking emergency action against his imprisonment, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Lula, currently serving a 12-year sentence over corruption, asked the committee to impose so-called “interim measures” -- a step the UN panel only takes when there is evidence an accused person is facing grave, irreparable harm.

  • Wednesday, March 18th 2015 - 07:57 UTC

    Argentine jurist elected to head the UN Human Rights Committee

    The HRC is a body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Salvioli has been a member since 2009

    Argentine jurist Fabian Salvioli was unanimously elected on Tuesday to lead the UN Human Rights Committee. The 51-year-old lawyer will be presiding over the UN body for one year. Salvioli has been a member of the UN Human Rights Committee since 2009.