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11 May

Voices in the Rain: Vietnam’s UPR Session Amid NGO Protests

The Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review of Yemen in Geneva has highlighted significant human rights violations in Yemen, prompting calls for international action and highlighting the country's commitment to addressing these issues.

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8 May

Insights from the 46th UPR Session: Assessing Cambodia’s Human Rights Landscape

The Working Group of the Universal Periodic Review of Cambodia presented its report, emphasizing its commitment to human rights, democracy, political stability, economic growth, justice-seeking, digital transformation, and inclusive development.

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1 May

Examining Yemen’s Human Rights Landscape: Insights from the 46th UPR Session

The Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review of Yemen in Geneva has highlighted significant human rights violations in Yemen, prompting calls for international action and highlighting the country's commitment to addressing these issues.

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29 Apr

46th UPR Session: Fourth Cycle of Afghanistan​

The 4th cycle of the Universal Periodic Review of Afghanistan highlighted deteriorating human rights, especially for women and girls, and the Taliban's refusal to comply with international treaties, requiring independent monitoring and prosecution.

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1 Nov

UN Director Resigns Over ‘Genocide’ in Gaza, Accuses Western Nations of Complicity

Craig Mokhiber, UN high commissioner for human rights, resigned over failure to prevent Palestinian civilian genocide in Gaza, accusing US, UK, and Europe of complicity and advocating for a single, democratic state.

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23 Oct

HRC 54: Human Rights in China: Ongoing Human Rights Violations Against Uyghurs and Tibetans

Society for Threatened Peoples discussed human rights situation in China, including reprisals, Uyghur culture, religion, language, and coerced birth control policies, with EU and US delegations questioning impacts.

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23 Oct

HRC 54: General Debate on Human Rights Situations that Require the Council’s Attention

The UN Human Rights Council has condemned numerous human rights violations, including Russia's invasion of Ukraine, war crimes, and political prisoners' detentions in various countries.

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23 Oct

Annual Panel on Rights of Indigenous Peoples (HRC res.10/8 and 51/18)

The 54th Human Rights Council session discussed indigenous peoples' rights, particularly women's rights, and the impact of development projects. They called for effective measures, consultation, and adoption of General Recommendation No. 39.

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23 Oct

HRC 54th Session: Interactive Dialogue with the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Situation of Human Rights in Ukraine Stemming from the Russian Aggression

The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine reported on human rights violations in Ukraine from March to August 2023, including explosive attacks, torture, and sexual violence.

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23 Oct

Interactive Discussion with Fact Finding Mission on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

The 54th Human Rights Council session in Geneva discussed the Fact-Finding Mission's investigation into Venezuela's suppression of critical individuals and civil society, highlighting ongoing human rights abuses and the complex nature of the situation.

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