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The week's Human Rights news stories and videos (17 - 23 March)

Weekly HRFeatured stories, news and videos from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) - 17 - 23 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.


“The world is moving online:” promoting freedom of expression
“While there is a need to combat criminal activities on the internet, there is also a real concern that methods to identify and track down criminals may be used to crack down on human rights defenders and suppress dissenting voices,” says UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay

A global human rights map: The Universal Periodic Review goes into its second round
The UN Human Rights Council marks a historic milestone closing off the first round of its Universal Periodic Review, the assessment of States’ human rights progress.

Racism ignites conflict and it must be challenged at all levels
A UN Human Rights office’s event to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination heard how racism and xenophobia propel and incite conflict.

Serious human rights violations during DRC Elections
A UN Human Rights report finds serious human rights violations, including killings, disappearances and arbitrary detention, committed by Democratic Republic of the Congo security forces during last year’s elections.

Number crunching human rights
Ground-breaking work by the UN Human Rights office helps resolve and order the reporting of progress in meeting human rights obligations.



Combating racism - racism and xenophobia incite conflict

Democratic Republic of the Congo's security forces involved in human rights violations




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