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Orthodox Church Stands For Protection Of Human Rights

The Orthodox Church opposes human righs violations by the state, the Pan-Orthodox Council participants said in a message Sunday.

Pro-Life Advocate Demolishes Abortion in UN Speech: “Every Human Being Has a Right to Life”

Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life’s Global Outreach program (MCCL GO) addressed a session of the United Nation’s Human Rights Council today in Geneva. Mary Langlois, representing the organization, made the case that legalized abortion is not necessary to ensure women’s health and is not required under international law. Show More Summary

Russia Urges UN Human Rights Council to Make Report on Nusra Front Crimes

Moscow calls on the UN Human Rights Council's Commission of Inquiry on Syria to prepare a report on crimes committed by al-Nusra Front militant group, Russia's Permanent Mission to the United Nations said Tuesday.

Postcard from UN: Yemen Under Fire

This is the second year I am invited to speak about the war in Yemen at a side event during the UN Human Rights Council annual session. Nothing has changed since last year except the expansion of the catastrophic humanitarian situation, an increase in the atrocities committed by all warring sides, and the UN failing Yemeni children. Show More Summary

Poland's Constitutional Changes 'Threaten Human Rights' - Council of Europe

The Council of Europe has issued a damning report on changes to the Polish Constitutional Tribunal brought in by the Law and Justice (PiS) party after winning power in the October 2015 elections, describing them as "undermining the rule of law."

Changes in Polish Legal Framework Threaten Human Rights - Council of Europe

The alterations in Poland’s legal and institutional framework threaten human rights and undermine the rule of law, the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks said Wednesday.

Why is the UN Human Rights Council Not Concerned About Slavery?

The relentless concentration of effort and energy against the Jewish State has meant neglecting almost entirely one of the world’s real great evils -- slavery.

Internet Filtering Across Europe Poses Threat to Freedom of Speech

In a new report by the Council of Europe, it has been revealed that some EU member states maybe preventing the access of online information, which could impact human rights and freedom of expression.

Russia to Ask for Assessment of Latvian Bill Banning Foreign Names

The Russian Civic Chamber will address the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks asking to provide the public assessment of the Latvian bill allowing only Latvian names for children, the chamber's First Vice Chair of the Board of Directors Yelena Sutormina said Tuesday.

Clean Drinkable Water Ought to Be a Basic Human Right, But Nobody Seems to Give a Crap

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I've been going to a lot of city council meetings lately, as my Twitter followers have noticed with varying degrees of dismay. City council meetings are long, usually boring, and filled with people making ridiculous statements. Last week's went on for over five hours, in part because some members... Continue reading

#GlobalLeadership: A Record of U.S. Engagement at the UN Human Rights Council

In 2009, President Obama decided that the United States should seek election to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), a body with a decidedly mixed record of success in promoting and protecting human rights.

Reviewing Sri Lanka's Progress at the Human Rights Council

The Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) will hold its 32nd session from June 13 to July 1. This is an important moment for Sri Lanka's coalition government, which is led by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Show More Summary

CoE Wants Macedonian Border Police to Undergo Human Rights Training

The Council of Europe recommended the Macedonian border police on Wednesday to go through human rights training.

Thailand faces 'moment of shame' at U.N. rights council review

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand faces a "moment of shame" when the U.N. Human Rights Council reviews its rights record on Wednesday, a rights group said, amid fresh arrests of online critics accused of criticizing the junta.

Pakistan's Sister's Council: 'Men have to listen to us'

Tabbasum Adnan explains how she went from being an abused child bride to an acclaimed human rights defender.

UN Human Rights Council Plans to Target Ireland for Protecting Unborn Children From Abortion

Pro-life supporters in Ireland are not surprised at reports that the United Nations plans to facilitate further attacks on the country’s constitutional pro-life laws when the Human Rights Council meets in Geneva next week as part of its Universal Periodic Review into the human rights records of Member States. It is becoming something of a […]

'Dangerous Trend': Human Rights, Freedom, Democracy Under Threat in Europe

The EU is facing huge challenges when it comes to freedom, migration, terrorism and human rights, according to the latest report by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

Reflections on the 31st Session of the Human Rights Council

When President Obama decided the United States would seek election to the Human Rights Council in 2009, he invested in the idea that sustained American leadership could and would redirect the Council’s focus toward its central purpose -- the promotion and protection of human rights aroun

U.S. condemns U.N. call for list of firms operating in West Bank

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday condemned a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution that calls for setting up a database of businesses operating in the occupied West Bank, a move that Israel has called a "blacklist."

UN Human Rights Council to create ‘blacklist’ database of settlement businesses

The United Nations Human Rights Council will “produce a database of all business enterprises” operating in Israel’s settlements in territory occupied in 1967. The company blacklist was approved as part of a series of five resolutions...Show More Summary

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