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Submission to the UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons

This submission is based on Human Rights Watch research on human rights issues impacting older women,[1] including domestic violence, abuse, and neglect in residential institutions for older people, abuses during armed conflict, and health disparities…

Update by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Situation in Ukraine - December 2019

Human Rights Watch welcomes the new report of the UN Human Rights Office on the situation in Ukraine. We urge the Ukrainian authorities to embrace its recommendations as a matter of priority.
 We are concerned that the government continues to…
More than 50 attacks on activists and human rights defenders in Ukraine have been recorded by local human rights organizations in just the last nine months, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Freedom House, and Frontline Defenders said today.…

Item 10 Interactive dialogue on the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights periodic update on Ukraine

Human Rights Watch welcomes the Office of the High Commissioner’s periodic reports on the human rights situation in Ukraine. We value its excellent work in the country.
 We share the High Commissioner’s concerns over the impact repeated…

Presentation of the OHCHR periodic report on the situation of human rights in Ukraine

Human Rights Watch welcomes the new periodic report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The report is an important opportunity to reinvigorate discussions on addressing key human rights issues in Ukraine.
 We would like to highlight…

Delivered by Steve Goose, Director

Thank you Madam President for giving us the floor a second time for a short statement.
 We want to express our appreciation for the cascade of interventions we have just heard on Ukraine. It was an extraordinary chorus of voices speaking as one…

Oral Presentation of the Periodic Report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Human Rights Watch welcomes the new periodic report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and this important opportunity to discuss the situation in Ukraine with member states of the Human Rights Council.
 In line with recommendations…

Statement delivered under Item 10

Despite the ceasefire agreed on in February 2015, the sporadic fighting between Russia-backed rebels and Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine continues to injure and kill civilians. In the fall and winter of 2014, Human Rights Watch documented the use of…

Item 6

The Universal Periodic Review of Ukraine addressed a range of concerns, two of which Human Rights Watch will address in particular: discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity including homophobic legislation currently pending in…