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Two Koreas Set to Clash Over Human Rights at United Nations

The United Nations Human Rights Council expects top government officials from the North and South Korea to go one on one at the UN headquarters in Geneva.

Advancing Universal Values at the UN Human Rights Council

Our commitment is driven by the founding values of our nation, and the conviction that international peace, security, and prosperity are strengthened when human rights and fundamental freedoms are respected and protected.

Lavrov, Kerry to Continue Talks After UN Human Rights Council Session

The top diplomats of Russia and the USA will proceed their talks in Geneva.

Lavrov to Deliver Speech at 28th UN Human Rights Council Session on Monday

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will deliver a speech at the 28th UN Human Rights Council session opening in Geneva on Monday, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Members of Russian Presidential Council to Monitor Nemtsov Funeral March

Several members from the Russian Presidential Council for Civil society and Human Rights will serve as monitors at the funeral march dedicated to the memory of recently-killed Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

Human rights report slams France for racism

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Rising intolerance in France has spawned systematic problems with racism and hate speech and acts, threatening ethnic and religious minorities in the country, according to a new report published on Tuesday by the Council of Europe. Nils Muižnieks, the commissioner of human rights for the Council of...

Editorial: UN-acceptable bias

The goal of the United Nations Human Rights Council was clear when the panel named William Schabas to lead its inquiry into the summer’s

Protesters disrupted NYC City Council in defense of human rights

Three activists who disrupted a New York City Council to protest an upcoming trip to Israel respond to charges of anti-Semitism: "A few Councilmembers quickly claimed that the protest targeted a resolution memorializing the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp, and many media outlets leapt to suggest that protesters were anti-Semitic. Show More Summary

“Lamentable”, “egregious” and “wholly indefensible”: High Court lambasts local authority’s conduct of care proceedings

Northamptonshire County Council v AS, KS and DS [2015] EWFC 7 - read judgment A Family Division judge has awarded damages under the Human Rights Act against a local authority in what he described as an “unfortunate and woeful case” involving a baby taken into foster care. Mr Justice Keehan cited a “catalogue of errors, omissions, […]

In a new report, Europe says mass surveillance threatens human rights

The parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe said in a lengthy report that mass surveillance practices, as thoroughly detailed in many reports following the extensive Edward Snowden leaks, are a fundamental threat to human rights. Show More Summary

'Depraved' North Korea rights record denounced at U.N. Security Council

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U.S. and other Western ambassadors on the U.N. Security Council disclosed gruesome details of alleged human rights violations by North Korea at an unprecedented debate Monday and called for its leaders to be tried for crimes against humanity.

N Korea boycotts UN meeting on its 'abuses'

Ongoing discussion at UN Security Council on human rights situation may set in motion action against leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korea boycotting UN session on its human rights violations

North Korea refuses to attend as UN Security Council takes up its human rights for 1st time http://t.co/3nde6KGNBy pic.twitter.com/mGOdYaqdbe — Yahoo Canada News (@YahooCanadaNews) December 22, 2014

Shocking UN Display Promotes the Elimination of Israel

A shocking UN display promotes the elimination of Israel. Introductory Poster, UN Nakba Exhibit, Palais des Nations, Geneva, 2014. (photo credit:PR) The UN Human Rights Council displayed a display at their headquarters in Geneva last month that promoted the elimination … Continue reading ?

Gulf human rights declaration increases heat on Qatar to act on migrant workers' rights

By James M. Dorsey The adoption of a human rights declaration by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that was designed to shield wealthy Gulf monarchies including 2022 World Cup host Qatar from criticism by human rights and trade union...Show More Summary

As Kerry and UN question occupation, Netanyahu sees a ‘diplomatic assault’

Crunch time. Palestinians are pushing for action against the occupation from the UN Human Rights Council and the UN Security Council. Will the US finally do a gamechanger, and abstain?

‘Individuals Behind CIA Criminal Conspiracy Must Face Penalties’: United Nations (U.N., Intl. Terr., Geneva)

In an unusually blunt statement about a U.N. Security Council member – particularly one that accounts for a quarter of the U.N. budget, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Counter Terrorism and Human Rights Ben Emmerson, a British barrister by training, called on President Obama and Attorney General Holder to immediately file charges against ‘individuals responsible for [...]Show More Summary

Mo and the Movement: Reflections on the Third Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights

On December 1st-3rd, 2014, the third annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights was convened at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. Chaired by Dr. Mohamed "Mo" Ibrahim, the Sudanese telecom billionaire turned...Show More Summary

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