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West Virginia city passes Human Rights Commission ordinance

A city council in West Virginia has passed a controversial ordinance reviving its Human Rights Commission after a near 30-year hiatus. Local news outlets report the Fairmont City Council voted … Click to Continue »

Saudis support probe of Yemen crimes, but question 'timing'

Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Geneva says the kingdom would not oppose a resolution at the U.N.-backed Human Rights Council seeking an independent, international investigation of rights violations and crimes in … Click to Continue »

Rights groups say UN council ignores Rohingya 'cleansing'

Two human rights groups accused the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday of ignoring large-scale "ethnic cleansing" of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing across the border to Bangladesh. Human Rights … Click to Continue »

Rights groups slam UN council inaction over Myanmar crisis

Two leading human rights groups on Tuesday slammed the UN Security Council for inaction over the crisis in Myanmar, where 370,000 Rohingya Muslims have been forced to flee in a campaign described as ethnic cleansing. Human Rights Watch...Show More Summary

UN's Human Rights Chief Just Went There on Myanmar

The top human rights official for the UN has dropped a damning charge on Myanmar: "ethnic cleansing." Addressing the agency's Human Rights Council, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said that Myanmar will not allow investigators to fully assess what's happening to the Muslim Rohingya community, "but the situation seems like a...

UN slams UK government over 'plague' of air pollution

A UN report has slammed the UK for failing to tackle the "plague" of air pollution, while also warning of Brexit risks, ahead of the body's Human Rights Council opening Monday.

Finland Continues To Force Trans People To Get Sterilized

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The government is ignoring requests from the UN Human Rights Council to change the barbaric practice.

Rahm Pushes For IL 'Dreamers Bill Of Rights' After DACA Rescission's 'Affront To Basic Human Decency'

The City Council is calling on Springfield to deliver a Bill of Rights, a statewide legal protection fund and other protections for DACA recipients. [ more › ]

Venezuela leader won't attend UN rights council meeting

The United Nations says Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won't attend a U.N. Human Rights Council meeting next week as originally planned. Council spokesman Rolando Gomez said in an email Tuesday … Click to Continue »

Maduro cancels Human Rights Council appearance in Geneva: UN

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has cancelled a scheduled appearance at the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) next week, a UN spokesman said Tuesday, without giving a reason. "Please note that per information the HRC Secretariat just received, President Maduro of Venezuela will not address the Human Rights Council. Show More Summary

Venezuelan President Maduro will not go to U.N. rights forum

GENEVA (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will not address the U.N. Human Rights Council next week, contrary to what had been announced, the United Nations and his country's diplomatic mission said on Tuesday.

Venezuelan President Maduro to address U.N. Human Rights Council

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By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro, accused of trampling on human rights and democracy in Venezuela, is expected to address the opening day of a three-week U.N. Human Rights Council session on Sept. 11. Maduro's...Show More Summary

Venezuelan President Maduro to address U.N. Human Rights Council

GENEVA (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro will address the opening day of a three-week U.N. Human Rights Council session on Sept. 11, a United Nations spokesman said on Monday.

Human rights groups demand inquiry into Yemen war abuses

Letter to UN human rights council from coalition of 62 organisations calls for investigation of airstrikes that have destroyed schools, hospitals and homes Human rights groups have urged the UN to establish an independent inquiry into abuses during the Yemen conflict, which has spiralled into the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Show More Summary

U.N. human rights panel slams United States over racism

A U.N. Human Rights Council committee issued a terse “early warning” to the United States over police violence and racial discrimination on Monday. In a statement that also slammed the United States on issues like the death penalty and ongoing use of the Guantánamo Bay Detention Facility, the council called attention to events like the white […]

U.S. envoy says Iran cannot 'hold world hostage' with nuclear deal

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday Iran must be held responsible for "its missile launches, support for terrorism, disregard for human rights, and violations of U.N. Security Council resolutions." Haley...Show More Summary

Veteran prosecutor to quit UN Syria human rights probe

Carla del Ponte said a lack of political backing from the UN Security Council had made the job impossible.

New chairman appointed to U.N. mission probing Myanmar abuses

YANGON (Reuters) - The United Nations' Human Rights Council has replaced the chairwoman of a team investigating allegations of killings and rape by Myanmar's security forces, it said on Thursday, amid concerns over her perceived bia...

US opposes seat for DRCongo at UN rights council

The United States on Wednesday berated African countries for backing a bid by the Democratic Republic of Congo to win a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, saying the move would fuel the conflict in the African country. The Geneva-based...Show More Summary

Australia set to join U.N. Human Rights Council: report

(Reuters) - Australia looks set to fill one of two vacancies on the United Nations Human Rights Council following France's withdrawal from the process, the Herald Sun newspaper said on Saturday, quoting remarks by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

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