The United Nations thematic mechanisms: An overview of their work and mandates
The UN thematic mechanisms consist of a number of special rapporteurs, representatives, independent experts or working groups appointed usually by the UN Commission on Human Rights to look at specific types of human rights violations wherever in the world they occur. This document provides an overview of the work and mandate of each individual mechanism. The appendix provides a list of country visits and reports since 1982.
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- Cambodia: Arbitrary detention related to drug policies in Cambodia: Joint submission by Amnesty International and the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), June 2020
- Somalia: Authorities must immediately release journalist Mohamed Abdiwahab Nur (Abuja)
- Malaysia: Union members demanding PPE charged