Statement of the UN Special Procedures Mandate Holders on the occasion of the Human Rights Day


On the occasion of Human Rights Day, the UN special procedures call on all stakeholders, in particular States, to cooperate with them fully

Sochi Olympics documentary casts harsh light on Putin, preparations

The film profiles Sochi’s residents, many of whom have been inconvenienced by Olympic construction as others have been displaced from their own homes by force.

Land Grab: Foreign Firms Drive Cambodians from Farms

Each year, foreign agricultural corporations deprive thousands of Cambodian farmers of their fields — with the government’s help. Human rights groups claim German taxpayer money is used to fund a program that benefits land grabbers.

France dismantles Roma camp, evicts 800 immigrants

Funcionários de prefeitura andam em acampamento de ciganos desmantelado na Françan esta quarta. Foto: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Around 300 police forces attacked the Roma camp in Saint-Ouen in the northern suburbs of Paris early on Wednesday, forcing hundreds of Roma people, including women and children, to leave the place.

Why Kenya must not pass its revised marriage property bill

Women having secure rights to land is not just good for women, their families and communities – it is good for Kenya.

Slum Demolitions to Continue in Zimbabwe

On the issue of violating human rights Matiza said the people who are illegally settled are not only violating their rights but also violating the rights of school children.

Philippines to Receive $500 Million Loan From World Bank

To aid in rebuilding areas destroyed by typhoon Haiyan, the World Bank is about to mobilize a $500 million loan to the Philippines and the country will receive some serious and much needed help. The Philippines requested the emergency loan, which is still to be finalized, from the World Bank.

Filipinos start painstaking task of rebuilding

Bantayan Island once was a tourist's paradise. Photo: P. Hille.

Typhoon Haiyan not only destroyed houses and uprooted trees, it has also affected the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of Filipinos.

In Extracting Deal From JPMorgan, U.S. Aimed for Bottom Line

The deal with JPMorgan is the largest sum a single company has ever paid to the government. The bank, at the Justice Department’s insistence, also admitted to a statement of facts that outlined how it failed to fully disclose the risks of buying risky mortgage securities from 2005 to 2008.

Challenge for the Government: 4 Million Are Displaced, and Hunger Grows

Children taking refuge keeping busy playing on the grounds of the damaged church. Photo: Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times.

As the Philippines begins to clean up after the worst typhoon in memory, it is faced with a huge problem of feeding and housing its displaced population. The government says that about four million people have been displaced, with some 350,000 living in about 1,500 evacuation centers.