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Vital UN human rights work under threat

, Index number: IOR 41/011/2007

The UN Human Rights Council's Special Procedures are under threat. These are independent human rights experts, who examine issues globally, or focus on specific places, or on particular groups such as human rights defenders or migrants. They are currently under review, and their independence, expertise and ability to respond quickly are at risk. Amnesty International and 16 other non-governmental organizations have launched a global petition calling on UN member states to maintain and strengthen the system of Special Procedures. Their work is critical for the safety and lives of individuals all over the world.

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