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Standing Rock Tribal Chairman David Archambault, Who Helped Instigate #NoDAPL Protests, Running for Re-Election

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

Most Yarsani Religious Minority Candidates Disqualified From Iran’s 2017 Councils Elections

The majority of Yarsani candidates seeking seats in Iran’s May 2017 elections for local councils have been disqualified, the faith’s spokesman, Siavash Hayati, told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).  “In Eslamabad-e Gharb (Kermanshah Province), Mr. Farzad Almasi wanted to run in the city council elections, but he was disqualified because of his civil […]

Tehran City Council Candidate Says “Military Organizations” Intervened to Disqualify Reformist Candidates

A reformist politician and former member of Iran’s Parliament told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) that his last-minute disqualification from the Tehran City Council election, following pressure by “military organizations,”  is “illegal” and he will file a formal complaint. “I and Mr. (Abdollah) Momeni were approved by the monitoring committees at the city […]

Poland faces criticism at UN human rights forum

The United States and other countries criticized Poland at the U.N.'s Human Rights Council on Tuesday for new laws that are seen as limiting the independence of the judiciary and … Click to Continue »

Anal Testing To Accuse People Of Sodomy In Tunisia Must Be Stopped

At an evaluation of Tunisia’s human rights record before the United Nations Human Rights Council on May 2, the government was taken to task for criminalizing consensual sex between adults of the same sex and forcing people accused of...Show More Summary

Top Philippine official to face questions at UN rights body

A top Philippine official is set to be questioned next week at the U.N. Human Rights Council on issues such as extrajudicial killings and vigilante justice alleged to be occurring … Click to Continue »

Human rights gets excised, in principle and in title, from the White House's agenda

You almost have to admire the attention to detail, as Trump's team of "alt-right" hacks and cronies seek to dismantle any notion of collective human decency. The White House used to have a senior National Security Council post called...Show More Summary

Judiciary Shuts Down Reformists’ Campaign Headquarters in Iran’s Second Largest City

The campaign headquarters of reformists in Khorasan Razavi Province, northeastern Iran, was shuttered on May 2, 2017—three weeks before the country’s presidential and local council elections on May 19, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. The order to shut down the Committee of Reformists in Khorasan Razavi Province was issued by Judge […]

Bahrain Tries To Hide Truth From UN Scrutiny

On Monday May 1 Bahrain will endure its Universal Periodic Review at the UN Human Rights Council. Every country’s human right record gets scrutinized under the process every five years. At Bahrain’s last UPR session in 2012 it was urged...Show More Summary

Council of Europe assembly leader stripped of powers after Assad visit

Members of human rights body’s parliamentary assembly pass vote of no confidence in Spaniard Pedro Agramunt The leader of the parliamentary assembly in Europe’s oldest human rights body has been stripped of his powers after being accused of tarnishing his office by meeting the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad. Show More Summary

Female Former Council Member Advocates For Women Candidates in Iran’s Local Elections

Political parties and factions in Iran should promote more women candidates in the country’s local council elections to improve gender equality, Sedigheh Vasmaghi, a former Tehran city council member, told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).  “The councils are very important in managing local affairs. But besides that, we should bear in mind […]

Europe's top human rights body debates new Hungarian laws

The Council of Europe, the continent's top human rights organization, is debating new Hungarian laws which critics say seek to limit academic rights and intimidate civic groups. Recent amendments to … Click to Continue »

U.N. Claims Repealing Obamacare Violates International Law Or Something

From the same body that has just placed Saudi Arabia on the Women’s Rights Council, and has featured numerous human rights offenders on the Human Rights Council. The same body

Council of Europe puts Turkey on notice over rights, democracy

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By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A leading European human rights body on Tuesday put Turkey on a watchlist over the crackdown on dissent since last year's coup attempt, rights violations and concerns about President Tayyip Erdogan's increased grip on power. Show More Summary

U.N. Council Votes to Put Saudi Arabia on a Women’s-Rights Commission

It’s hard to fathom the scale of the U.N.’s hypocrisy on human rights, but electing Saudi Arabia to the Commission on the Status of Women gives some indication of its depth. In ascending to the body, the Saudi government will serve alongside...Show More Summary

Eight Baha’is Arrested Without a Warrant by Iran’s Intelligence Ministry and Denied Legal Council

Seven Baha’i citizens were arrested by the Intelligence Ministry in Bandar Abbas and Qeshm Island, southern Iran, on April 18, 2017, an informed source told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). Mahnaz Jannesar, Nasim Ghanavatian, Maral Rasti, Farhad Ameri, Arash Rasekhi, Mehrallah Afshar and Omid Afaghi are being held on unknown charges in […]

U.S. highlights human rights at U.N. council, but some states wary

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday held what it dubbed a historic U.N. Security Council meeting on the link between rights abuses and conflict, but dropped a push for the broad issue to become a council fixture after at least six members opposed it.

US to hold UN human rights meeting _ after deal with Russia

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley was determined to hold a Security Council meeting on the importance of human rights to international peace and security and it will happen on Tuesday — … Click to Continue »

US clashes with Russia on UN human rights debate

Russia threw up a hurdle Monday in a US plan to hold a high-profile debate later this month on human rights during the US presidency of the UN Security Council. US Ambassador Nikki Haley wants to schedule the human rights debate for April 18, but the council adopted a program of work for the month without putting it on the agenda. Show More Summary

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