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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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Statement by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, after her visit to Tunisia and Malta (11 - 20 November 2013)

25 November 2013 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UN rights expert calls for international protection of Eritreans in their quest for safety

25 November 2013 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country News

OHCHR intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Hirsi et al. v. Italy

5 May 2011 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

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