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In Sudan, Bachelet calls for restoration of civilian government and democratic transition
In Sudan, Bachelet calls for restoration of civilian government and democratic transition
Speaking to a Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the situation in Sudan, the High Commissioner spoke out strongly against human rights violations since the coup of 25 October, and said she was heartened by reports that talks to restore civilian government are under way.
5 November 2021
Expert: Memory is a key pillar for healing, democracy and peace
Expert: Memory is a key pillar for healing, democracy and peace
The memorialization process is a vital tool for enabling societies to emerge from the cycle of hatred and conflict and begin taking definite steps towards building a culture of peace, a UN expert on transitional justice said.
5 October 2020
Impartial, independent rule of law is vital to sound societies
Impartial, independent rule of law is vital to sound societies
The rule of law makes institutions accountable for upholding human rights and the fair delivery of public services. And it empowers all individuals – including those who suffer entrenched discrimination -- to claim their rights. But the independence and impartiality of the judiciary is coming under threat in many countries.
6 February 2020
The "art" of law goes deeper than rules: it is justice
The "art" of law goes deeper than rules: it is justice
In St. Petersburg, the High Commissioner urged work to provide effective, accountable justice institutions for all.
16 May 2019
Parliamentarians promote fairer societies
Parliamentarians promote fairer societies
Jamila Ksiksi is the first Black woman MP in Tunisian and amongst the first parliamentarians to champion ground-breaking anti-racial discrimination law in her country Tunisia.
19 December 2018
Parliamentarians promote democracy and human rights
Parliamentarians promote democracy and human rights
Kenneth Okoth, a Parliamentarian from Kenya, gives us his perspective on how human rights can promote fairer societies.
7 December 2018
Turkey: do not turn back the clock on human rights
Turkey: do not turn back the clock on human rights
High Commissioner Zeid calls on Turkish authorities to respond to the attempted coup by reinforcing the protection of human rights and by strengthening democratic institutions.
20 July 2016
In the search for justice, the whole truth must be told
In the search for justice, the whole truth must be told
The UN Human Rights Office in Tunisia urges those working to establish a democracy in the country to deal with past corruption and economic crimes.
10 July 2013