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Over 100 Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine

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More than 100 Russian soldiers were killed in eastern Ukraine in a battle this month while helping pro-Russian separatists fight Ukrainian troops, two members of the Russian presidential human rights council said on Thursday, citing accounts of eye-witness and relatives of the dead. Show More Summary

Take Action Now – Artist Rights Are Human Rights

In March 2015, Ms. Farida Shaheed, the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights, will be submitting a report to the Human Rights Council that will focus on the impact intellectual property has on the arts. Presently, Ms. Show More Summary

Israel and its advocates have a new target in sight: Head of UN inquiry William Schabas

Israel and its supporters are pivoting to their next adversary: the United Nations Human Rights Council and William Schabas, who has been tapped to lead the inquiry. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach has already issued an advertisement printed in...Show More Summary

George Clooney Fiancée Turns Down UN Post, Remains Anti-Israel

On Monday, George Clooney's fiancée, Lebanese-born international lawyer Amal Alamuddin, turned down an appointment to serve on a special three-person panel for the United Nations Human Rights Council. However, she did not turn the position...Show More Summary

Israel PM says UN rights body legitimises 'terror groups'

Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out Wednesday at the UN Human Rights Council, accusing it of granting "legitimacy to terror organisations" by investigating Israel for alleged war crimes in Gaza.

Israel Slams UN Human Rights Council Choosing 'Anti-Israel' Lawyer to Head Gaza Conflict Inquiry

Israel has strongly spoken out against the appointment of Canadian international lawyer William Schabas to head the U.N. Human Rights Council's inquiry into the Gaza conflict, accusing the lawyer of setting himself against the Jewish state and suggesting that the commission has already indicated it will have an anti-Israel bias.

Hamas Guilty Of Double War Crimes Says Palestinian U.N. Human Rights Council Ambassador [Video]

Palestinian Ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Council, Ibrahim Khraishi admitted live on a television interview recently, in a moment of extreme candor, that Hamas are the ones perpetrating war crimes against Israel and not the other way round. His comments, which were said on a Palestinian Authority TV interview in July and translated by

Palestinians say UN probe will prove Israel war crimes

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said Tuesday a probe by the UN Human Rights Council will prove Israel committed war crimes and violated humanitarian law during its Gaza offensive. Speaking after Israel complained that the...Show More Summary

Clooney's fiancee opts not to join UN Gaza probe team

Hollywood star George Clooney's fiancee Amal Alamuddin has declined her nomination to join a commission probing Israel's Gaza offensive, the head of the UN Human Rights Council said Tuesday. In a statement, Baudelaire Ndong Ella said...Show More Summary

Israel furious as UN unveils Gaza probe team

Israel lashed out on Tuesday after the UN Human Rights Council named the man who will be running an inquiry into its Gaza offensive. Canadian international lawyer William Schabas, who will head the commission, is widely regarded in Israel...Show More Summary

UN Appoints 'Unbiased' Human Rights Panel to Investigate Israel-Gaza Conflict

JERUSALEM -- On Monday, the UN announced its appointees to a special 3-person Human Rights Council (HRC) panel that will look into allegations of human rights abuses and violations of international law in the Israel-Gaza war. Leading the panel will be William Schabas, Canadian international law expert and a well-known critic of Israel. Show More Summary

George Clooney’s Fiancé Chosen To Investigate Alleged Israeli War Crimes By U.N.

George Clooney’s wife-to-be, human rights lawyer, Amal Alamuddin, has be chosen by the U.N. Human Rights Council to sit on a commission looking into alleged Israeli war crimes in Gaza. The New York Post reported today that Alamuddin will be joined by Senegal’s Doudou Dienne, who was the UN’s Special Rapporteur on contemporary racism from

Goldstone sequel to be co-authored by Amal Alamuddin, Clooney’s fiancee

Human Rights Council names William Schabas, Doudou Diene and Amal Alamuddin to its next mission to look into atrocities in Gaza, sequel to Goldstone report. Israel lobbyist says the report won't be favorable to Israel.

Israel Causes Hamas And Palestinian Men To Beat Their Wives, Claims United Nations Representative

Israel’s use of violence in protecting itself from Hamas rockets is supposedly causing Palestinian men to beat their wives according to the United Nations Human Rights Council. But why does UNHRC head Navi Pillay seem to blame Israel for domestic abuse? In a related report by The Inquisitr, in our exclusive interview with Dr. Manfred

BBC: 'Civilian' Casualty Figures Supplied by Hamas Require Caution

If Israeli attacks in Gaza have been "indiscriminate," as the UN Human Rights Council says, why have they killed three times as many “civilian” men as women? Anthony Reuben, the head of Statistics for BBC News, points out ample reason...Show More Summary

Petition To Investigate Hamas for War Crimes Reaches 12,000

A petition being circulated online with the hopes of forcing the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) into investigating war crimes perpetuated by Hamas in the Gaza Strip has attracted over 12,000 signatories to date. The petition,...Show More Summary

Human Rights Watch: Syria’s air strikes defy UN resolution

Human Rights Watch sharply criticised the Syrian air force Wednesday for intensifying strikes on Aleppo, despite a UN Security Council resolution ordering all sides in the conflict to stop indiscriminate attacks. The New York-based group...Show More Summary

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