The United Nations’ top human rights forum on Friday condemned the involvement of foreign fighters in Syria’s civil war, singling out the pro-regime forces sent across the border by Lebanon’s Hezbollah. The 47-member UN Human Rights Council backed a resolution from the US, Britain, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, with 37 votes in favour, [...]
The Russian Foreign Ministry has described a resolution on Syria passed by the United Nations Human Rights Council as “biased” and said that it is an attempt to legitimize one particular Syrian opposition group.
President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate a Washington-based Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton partner to be the next ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Council. Keith Harper, who focuses his practice on litigation and Native American affairs, was...
On Monday morning, Anne Bayefsky was one of the few voices to oppose the anti-Israel madness of the execrable Richard Falk, the 9/11 Truther who is a Special Rapporteur at the UN Human Rights Council. The Human Rights Council, incidentally, is something the U.S. Show More Summary
What do Samantha Power, Obama’s nominee for UN Ambassador, and Richard Falk, UN Human Rights Council “expert” and Boston terror apologist, have in common? They both champion the United Nations’ human rights credentials and denigrate those of the United States. Show More Summary
Frank La Rue, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Opinion, has tabled a report (PDF) to the UN Human Rights Council that makes a connection between surveillance and free expression. This is a first in the...Show More Summary
The UN-backed expert group assigned to examine the Syria conflict has come out with another report, which provides important detail on the conflict. The UN's Human Rights Council created the ponderously named Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic in August 2011. Show More Summary
Stoning remains the way Iranians -- overwhelmingly women -- are punished for committing adultery, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The international group blasted a judicial council in Iraq, made up of 12 religious jurists, for inserting...Show More Summary
The wife of American Pastor Saeed Abedini, who is in an Iranian prison because of his Christian faith, will speak at the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday to seek member states' action on behalf of her husband, who has been tortured and is suffering from internal bleeding.
The United Nations’ Human Rights Council on Wednesday passed a resolution condemning the participation of foreign combatants on the side of the Syrian regime.
These robots would be able to, once activated, kill without human intervention. Christof Heyns, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, will address the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday and call for a worldwide moratorium on what he calls “lethal autonomous robotics” – weapons systems that, once activated, can [...]
The Vatican's representative to the United Nations, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, released an alarming report this week. Vatican Radio reports that in his address to the U.N. Human Rights Council, the archbishop said, “Credible research...Show More Summary
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced as "odious" a U.S.-backed draft resolution condemning the Syrian government before a debate at the U.N. Human Rights Council on Wednesday and said it would undermine peace efforts.Lavrov said U.S. Show More Summary
Russian Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov criticized a draft resolution on Syria on Wednesday due to be considered by the United Nations Human Rights Council, saying it was a hindrance to forthcoming peace talks.
Russia’s opposition and human rights activists plan to stage a rally in Moscow on June 12, Russia Day, Ilya Yashin, a member of the opposition's Coordination Council said on Saturday.
The U.S. State Department states that Richard Falk of the U.N. Human Rights Council, cannot be fired even though he has made virulently anti-American and anti-Israel statements. Falk has said that the Boston Marathon bombings were connected to the “American global domination project,” compared Israelis to Nazis, and said the U.S. Show More Summary
On Tuesday, the U.N. Human Rights Council announced the three individuals who will lead the body's first-ever human rights investigation into North Korea. In an interview with the Australian broadcaster ABC, new panel member MichaelShow More Summary
The UN Human Rights Council’s “human rights expert” Richard Falk has been enthusiastically welcomed in certain quarters after his obscene remarks on Boston’s “canaries” and justifiable “resistance” to “the American global dominationShow More Summary
Seventy-six countries continue to criminalize same-sex relations.
The European Jewish Congress (EJC) has welcomed a report by the commissioner of human rights of the Council of Europe, which affirmed that Greece has the legal right to ban the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party.“This report is a strong milestone...Show More Summary