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UN human rights expert calls unofficial visit to Belarus ‘first step’ towards cooperation

12 July 2017 – An independent United Nations human rights expert back from an unofficial visit to Belarus today said he was hopeful for a dialogue to begin with the country’s Government.


Reconsider charges against Palestinian human rights defender, UN experts urge Israel

07 July 2017 – Voicing concern over the reactivation of charges – some of which date back a number of years – against a Palestinian human rights defender, two independent United Nations experts have called on Israel to strictly abide by international law in its dealings with rights defenders.


UN experts urge US state of Virginia to halt execution of man with mental disorder

05 July 2017 – Two United Nations human rights experts have urged the US state of Virginia to cancel the planned execution on Thursday of a man with psychosocial disability.