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The week's Human Rights news stories and videos (3 - 9 March)

HR news allyearFeatured stories, news and videos from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) - 3 - 9 March

OHCHR represents the world's commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. They have a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights.


Women: vital actors of change
Some of the world’s leading human rights activists, politicians and thinkers gather at the UN in Geneva to reflect on the impact of the global climate, food and financial crisis on women and the role women play in promoting peace and human rights.


Human rights violations and war crimes committed by both sides – the latest report on Libya
The International Commission of Inquiry on Libya has found that serious human rights violations and war crimes were committed by both sides in Libya.


A stain on our collective conscience
UN Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon calls on members of the Human Rights Council and “all people of conscience” to act now to put an end to violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.


A right to choose for persons with disabilities
States that have endorsed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities should ease the participation of all persons with disabilities in the political and public life of their countries.


2011 was a year critical for human rights
UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay presents her annual report to the Human Rights Council.




UN Human Rights Council - Discussion on Rights of Persons with Disabilities



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* The week's Human Rights news stories and videos - Week 08/12, 27 February - 2 March

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