Special Rapporteur

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Name: Special Rapporteur
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Human rights news from the IBA - August/September 2014

New Cambodian laws a setback for shaky court systemAbby SeiffCambodia’s notoriously weak judicial system is likely to be set back even further when three laws enshrining executive control pass in late July.Known as the ‘three fundamental laws’, the constitutionally ... [Published International Bar Association - 40 mins ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

U.N. religion expert concerned over 'interrupted' Vietnam visit

Heiner Bielefeldt, U.N. Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, said parts of his trip were hampered by interference by unidentified agents, with people he met followed or questioned and others warned or blocked from seeing him.Religion remains ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 8 hours ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

FOR THE ROMA HOLOCAUST 70TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION SATURDAY 2 AUGUST 2014

Ensuring the right to remembrance and dignity for the Roma people 31 July 2014GENEVA / NEW YORK (Issued as received) – On the 70th anniversary of the Roma Holocaust –‘Porrajmos’ or ‘Pharrajimos’– two United Nations human rights experts urge all governments ... [Published United Nations Office at Geneva - 2 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 2 reports

Kenya: Kenyans have rights to safe water and sanitation on paper – now it’s time to make them a reality

Source: Asian Centre for Human Rights, UN Human Rights CouncilCountry: Kenya GENEVA (30 July 2014) – At the end of a seven-day official visit to Kenya*, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 23 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

(Special for CAFS) UN official urges Kenya to ensure improved access to sanitation

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.NAIROBI, July 29 (Xinhua) -- A United Nations official on Tuesday urged Kenya to ensure majority of citizens have access to improved water and sanitation.The UN Special Rapporteur on human right to safe drinking water and ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Better PR is solution to drones concerns, say ministers

The government has dismissed MPs’ concerns about British use of armed drones, and said it plans to expand their deployment while redoubling efforts to “promote” them to the public and MPs.Having been censured by the Defence Committee in June for ignoring ... [Published Ekklesia - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Challenges and opportunities for civil society engagement in international fora

Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association, Maina Kiai, has asked civil society to respond to a consultation on how engagement with multi-lateral institutions can be strengthened.ARTICLE 19's response draws together our experiences ... [Published Ifex - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Myanmar: United Nations Expert Warns against Possible Backtracking, Calls for More Public Freedoms

GENEVA, Switzerland -- The following information was released by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG):Following a ten-day visit* to the country, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Ms. Yanghee Lee, urged the authorities ... [Published HighBeam Research - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Govt Disagrees With UN Rights Envoy’s Burma Concerns

Yanghee Lee speaks to reporters in Rangoon at the end of her 10-day visit to Burma on Saturday. (Photo: JPaing / The Irrawaddy)RANGOON — A senior Burmese government official has pushed back against a statement from the United Nations on Monday, in which ... [Published Irrawaddy - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

My trip on the Canadian water convoy to Detroit

Detroit’s water crisis has drawn international attention in recent weeks putting a spotlight on the water cut-off program being pursued by the city. Organizations on the ground have been calling for an end to the cut-offs since March when the city announced ... [Published Council of Canadians - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 3 reports

BURMA/MYANMAR: Situation of Human Rights

BURMA / MYANMAR: Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Yangon International Airport, Myanmar, 26 July 2014 ... [Published Scoop NZ - World - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 2 reports

“Shrinking Democratic Space” in Myanmar

The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, has concluded a visit in the country and issued an initial report about Myanmar's human rights situation:The opening up of democratic space for people to exercise their rights to freedom ... [Published The Golden Land - Jul 28 2014]

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"According to resolution number 5/2 of the Human Rights Council, the host country is responsible for security and absolute safety for the special rapporteur" Binh told a news conference
"Granted, now they have accepted (medical aid group) MSF back into the country, but with really no clear terms of reference. As of now the health situation (in the camps) is very, very concerning. It's almost to an alarming level."
"However, there is still a long way to go to realize the human rights to water and sanitation for all. Much more has to be done to translate the law into reality for the millions of Kenyans for whom these human rights are still only a mirage.” "
"By investing in sanitation, Kenya would make significant economic gains" said de Albuquerque in a statement issued at the end of a seve

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Kenya: Kenyans have rights to safe water and sa... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 23 hours ago]
Source: Asian Centre for Human Rights, UN Human Rights CouncilCountry: Kenya GENEVA (30 July 2014) – At the end of a seven-day official visit to Kenya*, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, ...
Kenya: Rights to safe water, sanitation must no... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 23 hours ago]
Source: UN News ServiceCountry: Kenya 30 July 2014 – While Kenyans have rights to safe water and sanitation on paper, it is now time to turn the law into reality for the millions who do not enjoy these fundamental rights, an independent United Nations ...
BURMA/MYANMAR: Situation of Human Rights [Published Scoop NZ - World - Jul 29 2014]
BURMA / MYANMAR: Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Yangon International Airport, Myanmar, 26 July 2014 ...
Myanmar: UN expert warns against possible backt... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 29 2014]
Source: UN Human Rights CouncilCountry: Myanmar GENEVA (28 July 2014) - Following a ten-day visit* to the country, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Ms. Yanghee Lee, urged the authorities to avoid any backtracking that ...
Human Rights in Myanmar Yangon International Ai... [Published Scoop NZ - World - Jul 29 2014]
Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Yangon International Airport, Myanmar, 26 July 2014 ...
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