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Montevideo, June 17th 2019 - 00:49 UTC

Tag: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

  • Thursday, October 11th 2018 - 08:58 UTC

    Conditions in Venezuelan prisons are “beyond monstrous” claims UN human rights office

    “Overcrowding is rife” and the infrastructure is infested with rats and insects. Not all detainees have access to natural light, and food and drinking water is limited

    Conditions in Venezuela’s prisons are “beyond monstrous”, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said, before calling for an independent and transparent investigation into the death of a leading political opponent of the Government. Issuing the alert in Geneva, OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani said that there were specific concerns for the well-being of 59 Colombian nationals, who’ve been held for more than two years without being charged.

  • Friday, September 30th 2016 - 07:35 UTC

    UN human rights chief reaffirms ongoing collaboration with Colombia peace accord

    Zeid paid tribute to the Government of Colombia […] ”for having the foresight to invite, and then accept and retain, the presence of a UN human rights office”

    Speaking to the media just days after the signing of the historic peace agreement in Colombia and ahead of the 2 October national poll in which Colombians will have their say on the accord, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights reiterated that his Office (OHCHR) will continue to follow the progress of the human rights aspects of the agreement.

  • Wednesday, May 25th 2016 - 08:59 UTC

    UN human rights expert calls on Argentina to urgently protect indigenous peoples

    “The situation of indigenous peoples in certain areas of the country is appalling”, said OHCHR rapporteur Mutuma Ruteere

    The United Nations human rights expert on racism urged Argentina to take urgent measures to sustainably address the invisibility, marginalization and systematic exclusion of indigenous peoples in the country. The UN assessed during a week in Argentina, the situation of indigenous peoples, peoples of African descent, migrants from the region and beyond, and other groups.