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UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), a department of the United Nations Secretariat, is mandated to promote and protect the enjoyment and full realization, by all people, of all rights established in the Charter of the United Nations and in international human rights laws and treaties. The mandate includes preventing human rights violations, securing respect for all human rights, promoting international cooperation to protect human rights, coordinating related activities throughout the United Nations, and strengthening and streamlining the United Nations system in the field of human rights. In addition to its mandated responsibilities, the Office leads efforts to integrate a human rights approach within all work carried out by United Nations agencies.  Website: www.ohchr.org/english/
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Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine

15 May 2014 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

Special Rapporteur on violence against women finalizes country mission to the United Kingdom and calls for urgent action to address the accountability deficit and also the adverse impacts of changes in funding and services

15 April 2014 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine

15 April 2014 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

Open wounds : Torture and ill-treatment in the Syrian Arab Republic

14 April 2014 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

Transitional Justice and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

11 April 2014 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Progress and Obstacles in the Fight Against Impunity for Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

April 2014 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

Office of the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights : Contribution of OHCHR's Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section Contribution to the Thirteen session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

4 March 2014 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Sessional Reports

Living Under Siege - The Syrian Arab Republic

February 2014 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

The Core International Human Rights Treaties

2014 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Moving Away from the Death Penalty: Arguments, Trends and Perspectives

2014 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

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