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Press Releases and Statements
March 26, 2018

Press release by UN special rapporteurs and independent experts on the killing of prominent Afro-Brazilian human rights defender Marielle Franco on March 14, 2018.

Press Releases and Statements
May 3, 2016

Press release by UN special rapporteurs on extreme poverty, safe water and sanitation, and adequate housing on serious human rights concerns brought upon by the contamination of the water supply in Flint, Michigan.

Reports and Briefing Papers
August 11, 2005     |    Smita Narula

This 65-page report charges that caste discrimination is both a root cause and insidious consequence of the conflict in Nepal. This report was released during the meeting of the U.N. Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and its findings have been cited by key actors, including the Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal.

Reports and Briefing Papers
July 28, 2013     |    Smita Narula

This Report documents ongoing human rights violations taking place in the area proposed for the integrated steel plant and captive port in Jagatsinghpur district, Odisha (formerly known as Orissa). Testimonies gathered directly from project-affected communities evidence significant and ongoing attempts to illegally evict people from their lands, as well as serious human rights violations against individuals and communities who are resisting forced eviction and defending their human rights.

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