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 Two detainees behind the bars of the prison walls at the National Penitentiary of Haiti, 10 May 2012. ©UN Photo/Victoria Hazou
Two detainees behind the bars of the prison walls at the National Penitentiary of Haiti, 10 May 2012.
UN Photo/Victoria Hazou

UN launches ‘Nelson Mandela Rules’ on improving treatment of prisoners

The United Nations today launched the Revised Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, dubbed the ‘Nelson Mandela Rules,’ which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed as “a great step forward” but also drew attention to three areas that could be strengthened from a human rights perspective.

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 Migrants and asylum-seekers, mostly Syrian Kurds, sit in the yard outside a schoolhouse-turned-reception centre, known as Vrazhdebna, on the outskirts of the Bulgarian capital Sofia. Photo: Jodi Hilton/IRIN

EU migration policy ‘will fail’ without comprehensive, human rights focus – UN rights chief

Warning that Europe’s “narrow, exclusion-focused [migration] policies have clearly failed,” the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urged the European Union to make certain that upcoming policy discussions are grounded firmly on the need to protect the human rights for all migrants.

 HC Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein at HRC 30 © UN Photo/Jean-Marc FERRE

Criticism is no threat to sovereignty

“Sovereignty cannot be damaged by carefully evaluated commentary,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, in his opening address to the 30th Session of the Human Rights Council, taking place in Geneva this month.

 High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein  at the event on Moving Away from the Death Penalty: The Voices of Victims' Families

At event on moving away from the death penalty, Ban stresses need to respect rights of victims’ families

As more nations move toward abolishing the death penalty, more needs to be done to ensure the rights and needs of victims and their families are met, said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. Mr. Ban’s statement was part of the event Moving Away from the Death Penalty: Voices of Victims’ Families, an event which took place during the UN General Assembly in New York.

Права человека в новостях

Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism. Launch of the Strong Cities Network
Delivering the keynote speech at the launch of a Strong Cities Network as part of an event on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism, the High Commissioner said " Today'shorrific crises are the grimmest kind of parable of what may occur when human rights, for generations, are ground down by the contempt of officialdom. " To attempt to fight violent extremism through masssurveillance, discriminatory policing, crackdowns, torture, abusive prosecutions, widespread use of the death penalty and ever-larger prisons "is, if you will permit me to quote a pop song, like putting out fire with gasoline."

High-Level Launch of the Nelson Mandela Rules
Statement by Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, at the “High-Level Launch of the Nelson Mandela Rules”, New York, 7 October 2015

Reports on South-Sudan and Boko Haram at Human Rights Council
Address by Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, to the 30th Session of the Human Rights Council, introducing country reports of the Secretary-General and the High Commissioner, on human rights situation in South Sudan and on human rights violations by Boko Haram, Geneva, 30 September 2015

Trygve Lie Symposium on Fundamental Freedoms
In the voices of grass-roots civil society activists and human rights defenders, “we hear what the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaims: ‘The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government’,” the High Commissioner said. “Their message is that government is a responsibility: those who are mandated to exercise power have the duty to promote the well-being and the dignity of the people whom they serve. Their voices tell us: we, the people, are sovereign. We have the right to share ideas, to criticise, and to join with others to participate in decisions about our future. This is not only a matter of principle and law, but a very deeply practical improvement. When people can share ideas to overcome common problems – and in many areas, they do – the result is a better, more healthy, more secure and more sustainable State.”

High-level side event on Migration in the new development agenda
In today’s dramatic and precarious migration flows, movement is rarely ‘voluntary’ in the true sense of that term, the High Commissioner said. “Refugees fleeing persecution and conflict journey together with migrants fleeing poverty, discrimination and despair. They are not two different kinds of people; ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’. They are all human beings.”

High Level Ministerial breakfast “A Fairer Future For All: Fighting Inequalities and discrimination”
The 2030 Agenda gives us “the opportunity to create the kind of world we want,” the High Commissioner said. But policy plans will not be enough: we also need to scrupulously monitor progress, with indicators and data disaggregation, to monitor our progress in dismantling all grounds of discrimination prohibited under international human rights law. And perhaps most importantly, the new agenda must include incentives for progress and accountability in case of failure to deliver.

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