Trend Results : Human Rights Council


Blog Post Results (1-20 of 828)

FILTER RESULTS

Human Rights Groups Must 'Raise Alarm' Over Crimes Against Turkish Kurds

According to the co-chair of the People's Council of Western Kurdistan, Human rights organizations should ring the tocsin to deter crimes against the Turkish Kurds.

Syrian Gov't Committing Rape, Murder, Crimes Against Humanity, UN Report Reveals

The U.N. Human Rights Council has warned that while much of the world is focused on ISIS' crimes in Syria, the government of President Bashar al-Assad is carrying out the secret exterminations of thousands of detainees.

UN Says WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Is 'Arbitrarily Detained'

A United Nations panel has issued an opinion declaring that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been 'arbitrarily detained' by the governments of Sweden and the United Kingdom for the past five years. The Human Rights Council's Working Group on Arbitrary Detention recommended Assange's release, along with possible financial compensation,......

Jacksonville City Council to Move Forward With Hearing on Non-Discrimination Bills

Last night, the Jacksonville City Council heard from experts on both sides of the heated debate on whether or not to update the city’s Human Rights Ordinance (HRO). The Jacksonville City Council voted 11-8 in favor of moving forward with hearings on bills that would prohibit LGBT discrimination in the city. Show More Summary

More Debate Over Things the TPP Doesn’t Do

Just days before the Trans-Pacific Partnership is scheduled to be signed by its 12 member governments, an official expert from the UN Human Rights Council released a statement criticizing the agreement for being incompatible with the...Show More Summary

Russian Claims Turkey's Journalist Visa Requirements Violate Helsinki Act

Chairman of the Russian Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights Mikhail Fedotov said that the introduction of visas for Russian journalists by the Turkish authorities violates the agreements reached in 1975 in Helsinki, when the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe was signed.

Seattle Mayor and City Council Oppose Repealing Transgender Bathroom Protections

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seattle's transgender pride march, June 2015. Ansel Herz The right-wing backlash against Washington's updated human rights code, which now explicitly protects the right of transgender people to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity, is in full swing. Show More Summary

UN Panel Calls for Inquiry Into Alleged Saudi/Houthi Crimes in Yemen

A panel of UN experts have called on the Security Council to set up an international inquiry into the conflict in Yemen, amid reports of serious human rights violations carried out by both the Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebel forces.

Council of Europe Human Rights Mission Arrives in Crimea

Russian president’s permanent representative to the Crimean Republic said that the Council of Europe’s human rights mission headed by Swiss diplomat Gerard Stoudman has arrived in Crimea.

Crimean Authorities Ready to Assist EC's Human Rights Assessment Mission

Crimean authorities are ready to accept a Council of Europe's mission to assess the human rights situation there and provide the necessary support for a comprehensive picture to be established of life in Crimea, a deputy chairman of the Crimean State Council said Monday.

Migrants Sue Greece in European Court Over Human Rights Violations

The European Court of Human Rights is to consider a complaint submitted by 42 Bangladeshi migrants in Greece over the country's alleged violation of Article 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) said.

The Nation That Executed 47 People In 1 Day Sits On The U.N. Human Rights Council

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Saudi Arabia’s announcement Saturday that it executed 47 prisoners, including an influential Shiite cleric, caused protests in Shiite neighborhoods around the world, from Saudi Arabia itself to Bahrain to Kashmir. Shiite leaders in countries...Show More Summary

The Nation That Executed 47 People In 1 Day Sits On The U.N. Human Rights Council

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Saudi Arabia’s announcement Saturday that it  executed 47 prisoners, including an influential Shiite cleric, caused protests in Shiite neighborhoods around the world, from Saudi Arabia itself to Bahrain to Kashmir. Shiite leaders inShow More Summary

U.S. Should Stop Supporting Likely Saudi War Crimes

The United Nations top official on human rights recently told the U.N. Security Council that the U.S.-supported, Saudi Arabian-led coalition of Sunni nations fighting Shi'ite Houthi rebels in Yemen bore a disproportionate responsibility for attacks on civilians. Show More Summary

Poland asks Council of Europe about constitutional court rules

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland has asked human rights body the Council of Europe to comment on its plans to overhaul rules governing its constitutional tribunal that have raised European Union concerns about the rule of law.

Mother Of Alonzo Smith Calls For Independent Investigation By The United Nations

The non-profit working with Smith also requests that the UN Human Rights Council look injustices of blacks at the hands of police across the U.S. [ more › ]

Governments don’t outsource atrocities to militias. Here’s what really happens.

Refugees are fleeing Syria in such astonishing numbers because armed groups continue to target civilians with violence. That’s what we heard in September when the U.N. Human Rights Council discussed the most recent report of the Commission of Inquiry on Syria. The commission’s chair, Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, made a plea for international action to end […]

U.N. blames Saudi coalition for most attacks on Yemen civilians

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that the Saudi-led coalition military campaign in Yemen appeared to be responsible for a "disproportionate amount" of attacks on civilian areas.

Burundi: UN to deploy experts to monitor violence

Human Rights Council approves text calling for experts to investigate abuses as AU says it won't allow "genocide".

North Korea Condemns US Human Rights Rhetoric

North Korea on Saturday bashed the United States for organizing a meeting of the UN Security Council to examine conditions in the Asian country and their effects on international peace and security.

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC