Rupert Colville - United Nations

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Any arrest based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity is by definition arbitrary and violates international law.feedback
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Oct 13 2017 Homosexuality
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Rupert Colville is associated, including Aleppo, ISIL, and civilian. Most recently, Rupert Colville has been quoted saying: “Whether or not you watch it, like it, or agree with its editorial standpoints, Al Jazeera's Arabic and English channels are legitimate, and have many millions of viewers. The demand that they be summarily closed down is, in our view, an unacceptable attack on the right to freedom of expression and opinion.” in the article Demand for Qatar to close down al-Jazeera 'unacceptable': U.N. An other article where Rupert Colville has been quoted is Bus bomb attack on Aleppo civilians "likely a war crime", UN says.
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Aug 30 2016 - Burka

It is frankly a stupid reaction to what we are having, facing, in terms of terrorist attacks. It does nothing to increase security, it does nothing to improve public order, if anything, it stimulates friction, and therefore undermines public order. If anything, it is having a counterproductive effect.feedback

May 06 2016

At least 30 people killed, we understand possibly more, and really, I mean, it seems impossible that this could be an accident. I mean, if you flying an aircraft you can see a camp like this very clearly, you can see what it is. So it looks, it looks awfully like this was deliberate, and if so it would be a war crime.feedback

Jan 15 2016

The suggestion that an ethnic dimension is now starting to emerge, is reinforced by one of the sexually abused women, who said that her abuser told her she was paying the price for being a Tutsi. Another witness claimed that Tutsis were systematically killed, while Hutus were spared. And, in the Muramvya neighbourhood of Bujumbura, according to several different witnesses, the decision to arrest people was also reportedly largely made on an ethnic basis.feedback

Aug 22 2014

The killers, destroyers and torturers in Syria have been empowered and emboldened by the international paralysis. There are serious allegations that war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed time and time again with impunity.feedback

Mar 25 2014 - Human Rights

The mass imposition of the death penalty after a trial rife with procedural irregularities is in breach of international human rights law. A mass trial of 529 people conducted over just two days cannot possibly have met even the most basic requirements for a fair trial.feedback

Sep 22 2012

The High Commissioner stated clearly why people wished to protest strongly against the film and obviously the cartoons as well, and made clear it is their right to do so but peacefully.feedback

Jul 07 2009 - Uighur

The high commissioner called for a transparent, independent investigation into the cause of the rioting and the reasons why it escalated to the point of causing injuries or loss of life to over a thousand people.feedback

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