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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 of the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office on Serious Human Rights Violations Committed by Members of the Congolese Defense and Security Forces in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo between 26 November and 25 December 2011

March 2012 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

Response of the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

17 February 2012 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country News

Conscientious objection to military service

January 2012 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Human Rights Indicators: A Guide to Measurement and Implementation

2012 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Women and the Right to Adequate Housing

2012 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Special Session to examine the situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic

2 December 2011 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Report of the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms During the Pre-electoral Period in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

November 2011 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

Joint Urgent Appeal ETH 4/2011

4 October 2011 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country News

Report of the High Commissioner on OHCHR's visit to Yemen

13 September 2011 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

Opening Statement by Ms. Navi Pillay United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights : Geneva, 13 September 2011

13 September 2011 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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