The U.N. human rights council opened a special session on Syria's devastated city Aleppo on Friday, with rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein demanding action against "crimes of historic proportions." The session, called by Britain, is...Show More Summary
Next Cold War Roundup 10/21/16 Civilians are used as human shields by jihadists in both Aleppo and Mosul. UN Human Rights Council voted for a war crimes inquiry in Syria. Russia produced evidence of a Belgian airstrike in Aleppo Kurdish village that killed civilians. Show More Summary
Hagai El-Ad, the head of the Israeli human rights group B'Tselem, urged the United Nations Security Council to take action at last against the occupation because, "The reality will not change if the world does not intervene. I suspect that our arrogant government also knows this, so it’s busy fearmongering against such an intervention." Netanyahu has responded in outrage.
Dave Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, waits to give his speech against the Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access oil pipeline during the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland September 20, 2016. Show More Summary
Václav Havel award given to 23-year-old former Isis captive for bringing attention to the plight of Yazidi people The Council of Europe has awarded its Václav Havel human rights prize to the Iraqi activist Nadia Murad, who was an Islamic State sex slave before becoming the face of a campaign to protect her Yazidi people. Show More Summary
The Council of Europe on Monday awarded its Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize to Iraqi activist Nadia Murad, who was a an IS sex slave before becoming the face of a campaign to protect her Yazidi people. The award, which honours outstanding civil society action in defence of human rights, comes with prize money of 60,000 euros ($67,000). Show More Summary
The Council of Canadians, one Canada's most respected social advocacy organizations, is doing the unthinkable: It's calling for a boycott of Nestlé Water. The company stands accused of taking advantage of its access to Canada's aquifers while local residents struggle to find safe water supplies.
The UN Human Rights Council decides to take a hard look at killings and torture in Burundi. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says it is unable to confirm claims by Amnesty International that Sudanese government forces had used toxic arms in Darfur. And Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini gets off the hook on hate speech charges.
The UN Human Rights Council "noting with deep concern the organized looting, smuggling, theft and illicit trafficking in cultural property that could undermine the full enjoyment of cultural rights, and are contrary to internationalShow More Summary
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday appointed its first independent investigator to help protect homosexual and transgender people worldwide from violence and discrimination. The United Nations...Show More Summary
GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday declined to set up an independent inquiry into abuses in Yemen, instead calling on a national inquiry to investigate by violations by all sides, including the killing of civilians and attacks on hospitals.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will cooperate with the United Nations Human Rights Council, a body it has had testy relations with over the years, and invite its representatives to visit the country as appropriate, the government said in a policy paper on Thursday.
Atheist Ireland just became the first explicitly non-theistic advocacy group to speak in front of the full UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, and leaders of the group used the opportunity to denounce their nation's blasphemy laws, ban on abortion, and religious discrimination in public schools.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales told the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday that Chile had restricted access to ports on its coast in violation of free passage treaties, in the latest flare-up of tensions between the traditional rivals.
Police killings of black people in the United States are reminiscent of lynchings and the government must do far more to protect them, a United Nations working group says in a report that will be debated at the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday. The hard-hitting criticism – drawing a...
Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach (MCCL GO), an international non-governmental organization working to secure human rights for all human beings, has submitted a written contribution to the Human Rights Council’s upcoming review of the Netherlands. Show More Summary
Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II asked the United Nations for help Tuesday in preventing the Dakota Access Pipeline from being built. Archambault spoke at the 33rd Session of the U.N. Human Rights Council, which runs from Sept. 13 through Sept. 30 in Geneva. Archambault told the council that oil companies are causing the […]
Campaign Action Today, David Archambault II, Standing Rock Sioux Tribal chairman, addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, to garner international opposition to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline...Show More Summary
Dutch appeal to UN human rights council for independent investigation into conduct of 15-month conflict between Yemeni government and Houthi rebels Calls for an independent investigation into alleged breaches of humanitarian law in Yemen...Show More Summary