Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
: Rupert ColvilleLocation:
1 March 20131) Kenya
We are deploying a human rights team for the elections taking place in Kenya on Monday (March 4).
The four-person team will monitor the human rights situation during the electoral period and will support the Kenyan National Commission of Human Rights as well civil society organisations.
We welcome the beginning of the trial of Jean-Claude Duvalier yesterday in the Court of Appeal in Port-au-Prince, with him present in the court for the first time. This is an important step forward in Haiti.
MINUSTAH and OHCHR staff were present in court yesterday and will closely observe the remainder of the trial.
For more information or media requests, please contact Rupert Colville (+41 22 917 9767 / firstname.lastname@example.org) or Cécile Pouilly (+ 41 22 917 9310 / email@example.com)
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