70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Series of events to shine a light on human rights across the world

          The UN Human Rights Office on Tuesday announced the start, in mid-November, of "a month of activation," involving events all across the world, leading up to the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the iconic Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on 10 December 1948.
          The UDHR, based on the powerful premise that we are all "born free and equal in dignity and rights," has spread further and been translated into more languages than any other text ever. 
          The aim of the celebratory events sponsored by the UN Human Rights Office is "to shine a light on the many ways in which universal human ri อ่านต่อ…

Malaysia: UN expert says child marriages must end

A UN human rights expert has urged Malaysian authorities to redouble their efforts to end child marriages, and to establish a robust non-discriminatory child protection system.The UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, called on the อ่านต่อ…

OHCHR PRESS BRIEFING NOTES – Cambodia

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Elizabeth ThrossellLocation: GenevaSubject: CambodiaCambodiaWe call on the Cambodian authorities to release without delay five human rights defenders who have been in pre-trial detention for one year, and whose detention was yesterday อ่านต่อ…

Torture of detainees in Afghanistan persists – UN report

Conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan continue to face torture and ill-treatment, a UN report released today has found. The report also says that the Afghan Government has committed to fully eliminating the practice."The continuing torture and ill-treatment of conflict-related detainees is อ่านต่อ…