Human Lives Human Rights: On October 25, the UN human rights experts demanded the effective accountability for the year-long brutal crackdown on peaceful protests against the October 2021 military coup in Sudan.
On October 26, UN and African Union independent experts condemned the lethal repression of peaceful protests over Chad’s extended political transition period and called for de-escalation of tensions.
On October 27, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), called on governments to urgently develop and implement comprehensive policies to better protect the human rights of indigenous women and girls.
On October 28, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women closed its eighty-third session after adopting concluding observations on the reports of Armenia, Belgium, Finland, Gambia, Honduras, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Switzerland and Ukraine.
On October 28, a spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said that the Russian parliament – the State Duma – adopted proposals to broaden a ban on any discussion and sharing of information about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and their human rights.
On October 28, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk, commended an important advance towards accountability for gross human rights violations in Kenya, following the decision to charge senior police officers with murder, rape and torture as crimes against humanity in the context of the 2017 general elections. This marks the first time Kenya is using the International Crimes Act to prosecute crimes against humanity in its domestic courts.
The UN Committee against Torture is holding its latest session from 31 October to 25 November, during which it will examine Australia, Chad, El Salvador, Malawi, Somalia, and Uganda.
The sixth session of the Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development will take place in hybrid modality, in Palais de Nations room XX, from Monday, 31 October to Wednesday, 2 November 2022, 11am to 1pm and 3pm to 5pm Central European Time (CET) in Geneva.