Annual panel discussion on the rights of indigenous peoples Statement by UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore 39th Session of the Human Rights Council 19 September 2018 Excellencies, Friends, colleagues, It is an honor to join the distinguished panellists for the purpose … Continue readingStatement by UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore
This week the Ortega government announced it will expel the UN human rights office from the country in response to the agency’s highly critical report about the state-perpetrated violence and disregard for human rights. The report addresses the reprisals employed by state authorities against anti-government protesters. “Repression … Continue readingNicaragua expels UN human rights investigators
The expansion of the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline halts, as the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal ruled unanimously on Thursday that Justin Trudeau’s government failed to adequately address environmental concerns and consult with First Nation peoples. While the Prime Minister has often portrayed his attitude as … Continue readingLandmark win for First Nations in dispute over Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline
“No one becomes a refugee by choice; but the rest of us can have a choice about how we help,” said yesterday UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. In its annual publication ‘Global Trends’, released today on World Refugee Day, the UN Refugee Agency … Continue readingIt’s not by choice, says the UN in its annual report on world’s refugees.