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United Nations Human Rights Council
September 8, 2009

The present report is a summary of seven stakeholders’ submissions to the universal periodic review. The submissions are from Abogacía por un Desarrollo Durable, Amnesty International, Center for Economic and Social Rights, EG Justice, Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children, and Human Rights Watch.

October 21, 2010

The U.N. culture and education body UNESCO suspended on Thursday the award of a prize for life sciences named after the leader of Equatorial Guinea, whose government is widely accused of corruption and rights abuses.

October 21, 2010

A U.N. agency has suspended a prize funded by and named for Equatorial Guinea's president, whose government has been accused of human rights abuses.

January 31, 2011

Human rights activists are expressing outrage at the selection of Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang as the new rotating head of the African Union.  They say the choice of a former coup leader comes at a very bad time, with two dozen African countries holding elections this year.

Center for Economic and Social Rights
December 9, 2009

Focuses on Equatorial Guinea’s compliance with its obligations in relation to the fulfillment and realization of economic, social, and cultural rights. It presents and analyzes key indicators relating to the enjoyment of the rights to health, education, food, water, and housing, as well as selected indicators of state policy efforts. The analysis highlights key areas of apparent noncompliance by the state of Equatorial Guinea with the principles of progressive realization according to maximum available resources, prioritization of minimum core obligations, and the duty of non-discrimination.

United Nations Human Rights Council
February 25, 2010

Amnesty International’s reaction to the report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment on his visit to Equatorial Guinea

Human Rights Watch
May 9, 2010

In a joint letter to UNESCO, human rights and other civil society groups call for a full investigation into the source of the money used to fund The UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is set to award the prize named after and funded by the dictator of Equatorial Guinea, despite pleas from hundreds of outraged individuals and organizations around the world.

Katherine Kovich, Earthrights International
August 12, 2010

An editorial that argues that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO should cancel the proposed UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences. The author contends that Obiang Nguema is using the prize to polish his tarnished international image while his own people continue to live in poverty.

United States Department of State
December 6, 2010

An overview of the politics, people, history, economy, government, and foreign relations of Equatorial Guinea

United Nations Commission on Human Rights
January 9, 2003

Presents and analyzes information on the situation of the right to freedom of opinion and expression received by the Special Rapporteur before and during his visit to Equatorial Guinea, from December 2 - 7, 2002.

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