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U.N. expert warns of racial profiling 'prevalence' in Qatar

Dec 02, 2019 - 8:12 AM

Migrants from specific countries are often recruited for certain roles such as women from southeast Asia for domestic work and men from south Asia for unskilled construction jobs

RACIAL PROFILING. File photo of Doha, Qatar wih the Fanar Mosque in the foreground and behind the city skyline at night. Photo by ibrar.kunri/Shutterstock.com

U.N. expert blasts Saudi prince over Khashoggi defense

Oct 01, 2019 - 11:50 AM

Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur, says 'the killing of Mr. Khashoggi was a state killing' and Prince Mohammed bin Salman is only taking corporate responsibility for the crime and not personal responsibility

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in Riyadh, on October 24, 2017. The Crown Prince pledged a "moderate, open" Saudi Arabia, breaking with ultra-conservative clerics in favour of an image catering to foreign investors and Saudi youth. "We are returning to what we were before -- a country of moderate Islam that is open to all religions and to the world," he said at the economic forum in Riyadh.  / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE

Rappler Talk: UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye on how platforms can address hate speech online

May 25, 2018 - 11:03 AM

The interview takes up highlights of a report the Special Rapporteur submitted to the UN Human Rights Council where he proposes a human rights-based approach to regulating user-generated content online

Agnes Callamard backs two Filipino UN experts hit by Malacañang

Dec 31, 2017 - 10:41 PM

United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Agnes Callamard defends fellow experts Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and Cecilia Jimenez-Damary

UN EXPERT. In this photo dated October 20, 2016, UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard addresses an event on the death penalty and terrorism-related offenses. File photo by Kim Haughton/UN Photo

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May 07, 2017 - 12:59 PM

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Callamard says PH drug board presentation gave her 'hope'

May 06, 2017 - 12:04 PM

The UN expert also dismisses criticism over her presence in the country I m used to it she tells media

PH VISIT. UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard attends a drug policy forum in Manila on May 5, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

UN expert in PH: Punitive measures worsen drug problem

May 05, 2017 - 11:33 AM

UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard speaks at a drug policy forum organized by the Free Legal Assistance Group

SPECIAL VISIT. United Nations special rapporteur Agnes Callamard speaks at a drug policy forum in Diliman, Quezon City. Rappler screengrab

After UN comment, Palace admits delays in Yolanda rebuilding

Aug 01, 2015 - 4:39 PM

What the President said was we re doing a lot of things today that should ve already been done yesterday says Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte

MILLIONS DISPLACED. Malacañang said it would track foreign aid better to ensure it would help the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

UN Special Rapporteur to PH: Defend Lumad from militarization

Aug 01, 2015 - 4:33 PM

Chaloka Beyani the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons says he is alarmed over the alleged forced recruitment of Lumad to join the paramilitary group Alamara

FORCED RECRUITMENT? Chaloka Beyani, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, talks to displaced Lumads from Davao del Norte and Bukidnon in Davao City during his 10-day visit to the Philippines. Photos from WikiCommons and Mindanao People's Peace Movement

The search for a national strategic plan against hunger in PH

Feb 28, 2015 - 3:52 PM

The apparent lack of a clear cut government policy on the right to adequate food is pushing Filipinos deeper into the hunger trap

Agrarian reform a must for food security in PH – UN expert

Feb 27, 2015 - 4:04 PM

The legislative objective is laudable but the implementation is hindered by various roadblocks Hilal Elver UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food says

UN expert to visit PH to assess food security

Feb 20, 2015 - 9:30 AM

The United Nations Special Rapporteur will check on how accessible food is in the country and if the right to food is fully realized