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13 Sep, 2013

Opening Statement by Ms. Navi Pillay United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at the Human Rights Council 24th Session

9 September 2013 Mr. President, Distinguished Members of the Human Rights Council, Excellencies and Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for this opportunity to...

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Cécile Pouilly
7 Aug, 2013

Bahrain: Concern about recommendations for harsher punishments against Terrorism

Press briefing notes ​ Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Cécile Pouilly Location: Geneva Date: 6 August 2013 We are concerned...

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15 Jul, 2013

UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions' communication with the government of Bahrain regarding death of two children

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns - Addendum - Observations on communications transmitted to Governments and...

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24 Apr, 2013

Bahrain: Government Effectively Cancels UN Special Rapporteur on Torture’s Visit

The following statement was taken from the official website for the UN's Office of the High Commission for Human Rights. The full text of the official statement can be...

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13 Sep, 2012

Bahrain in the UN Human Rights High Commissioner’s Annual report 2012

18. According to information received, reprisals against human rights defenders took place in the context of the universal periodic review of Bahrain on 21 May 2012....

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6 Sep, 2012

Ban voices concern at harsh sentences upheld against Bahraini activists

5 September 2012 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is concerned at the harsh sentences, including life imprisonment, upheld by a Bahrain appeals court against 20...

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6 Sep, 2012

Pillay dismayed at long jail terms for Bahraini activists

GENEVA (6 September 2012) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday said that the Bahraini appeals court’s decision to uphold the convictions of 20...

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24 Aug, 2012

Bahrain: UN experts demand end to campaign of persecution against human rights defenders

23 August 2012 (GENEVA 23 August 2012) – “It is time for the Bahraini authorities to comply with the rights to peaceful assembly and expression and immediately release...

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24 Apr, 2012

Ban urges Bahrain authorities to resolve case of jailed human rights defender

24 April 2012 – While expressing concern about the situation in Bahrain, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the Gulf state’s authorities to resolve the case of Abdulhadi...

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14 Apr, 2012

Bahrain: UN human rights experts urge immediate release of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja

GENEVA (13 April 2012) – Four United Nations human rights experts on Friday urged the Government of Bahrain to immediately release human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja...

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