Informe anual del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos sobre la situación de los derechos humanos en Honduras. 2017

En el informe, el Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos describe la situación de los derechos humanos en Honduras entre el 1 de enero y el 31 de diciembre de 2017, con especial atención a los derechos económicos y sociales, en particular a los derechos a la tierra y los derechos laborales; la seguridad; el acceso a la justicia y la lucha contra la impunidad; el espacio democrático, incluyendo la situación de los defensores de los derechos humanos y los periodistas; y la situación de los pueblos indígenas y de las mujeres. El informe también destaca algunas de las actividades de la Oficina del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos en Honduras y concluye con recomendaciones.

Equal Citizens, Thriving Families, Stronger Societies: Realizing Gender-Equal Nationality Rights in the Middle East-North Africa Region

Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Today there are 25 countries globally that deny women the right to confer nationality on their children on an equal basis with men. Roughly 50 countries have gender discriminatory provisions in their nationality laws, which discriminate against women in terms of their ability to retain their nationality or to confer nationality on spouses. While gender discriminatory nationality laws can be found in regions across the globe, the highest concentration are in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Just under half of the countries that deny mothers the equal ability to confer nationality on children – 12 of the 25 – are in MENA, and 19 out of the 53 countries maintaining other gender discriminatory provisions are also in the region.

Report on the impact of the state of emergency on human rights in Turkey, including an update on the South-East

The present report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) provides an overview of key human rights concerns in Turkey in the period between January and December 2017, with a focus on the consequences of the state of emergency on the enjoyment of human rights. The findings of OHCHR point to a constantly deteriorating human rights situation, exacerbated by the erosion of the rule of law.


Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Guatemala

Over the last few years, Guatemalan nationals have been seeking international protection as refugees in the region of the Americas and beyond in increasing numbers. These Eligibility Guidelines provide guidance on deciding claims for international protection lodged by Guatemalan asylum-seekers who fall within certain risk profiles or who find themselves in certain circumstances. The risk profiles outlined in this document are based on UNHCR’s legal assessment of available country of origin information and informed by UNHCR’s experience in working with asylum-seekers from Guatemala. This document is based on information available to UNHCR up to September 2017 unless otherwise stated.


The “Essential Right” to Family Unity of Refugees and Others in Need of International Protection in the Context of Family Reunification

Many people fleeing persecution and conflict become separated from their families. They may have had to leave family members behind or to leave without being able to ensure or know if they are safe. They may become separated or lose track of each other during flight. Finding and reuniting with family members can be one of the most pressing concerns of asylum-seekers, refugees, and others in need of international protection. Family reunification in the country of asylum is often the only way to ensure respect for their right to family life and family unity.


The Right to Family Life and Family Unity of Refugees and Others in Need of International Protection and the Family Definition Applied

The separation of families when people flee persecution and conflict can have devastating consequences on family members’ wellbeing and their ability to rebuild their lives. At the moment of flight, they may be forced to leave without being able to ensure or know if their families are safe. Once in safety, refugees and other beneficiaries of international protection are often unaware of the whereabouts of their family. Others have to make difficult decisions about leaving their family behind to find safety in another country. The right to family life and family unity, as set out in international and regional law and outlined in this research paper, applies to all, including refugees. It applies throughout displacement, including at the stage of admission, in reception, in detention, during the refugee status determination process, where expulsion may be threatened, and in the context of durable solutions.


Turkmenistan: Activists threatened – Space for freedom of expression shrinks

Two outspoken women activists were threatened and harassed in recent days in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan’s capital, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, International Partnership for Human Rights, and the Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights said today. Turkmenistan’s international partners should publicly call on the Turkmenistani government to immediately end the abuses against activists and ensure that they are able to speak out without fear of retaliation.