At the very moment that the U.N. General Assembly was voting to elect Saudi Arabia to the Human Rights Council earlier this month, Saudi police officers, assisted by vigilante mobs, launched an iron-fisted effort to round up and deport millions of undocumented foreign workers. Show More Summary
A Vietnamese man in downtown Hanoi, where ever-tightening state restrictions are making it harder for activists to communicate freely (Photo by Bui Hoang Long) Last week, the UN elected serial human rights repressor Vietnam to its 47-seat Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Show More Summary
Is this an empty peace offering to the United Nations Human Rights Council or a genuine effort, on behalf of the Chinese government,...
Ezra Levant and UN Association of Canada representatives debate the inclusion of human rights abusers to the UN Human Rights Council. This report aired on The Source November 14 2013....
Described as a "black day for human rights" and "asking the fox to look after the chickens,” China's recent election to the UN Human Rights Council (alongside Cuba, Saudi Arabia and Russia) has been met with outrage by many concerned groups. Show More Summary
On Tuesday, five human-rights violators were granted seats on the 47-member U.N. Human Rights Council. The U.N. General Assembly elected 14 new members to the council, including China, Vietnam, Russia, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia.China and Russia each have more than ten unfulfilled requests for visits by U.N. Show More Summary
A leading campaigner against forced abortions and the one-child policy in China says the Asian nation has no business getting a spot on the United Nations Human Rights Council. Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, told LifeNews she thinks it is a travesty that China has returned to a seat at the U.N. […]
General Assembly elects 14 new members to 47-seat Geneva-based council, including nations with poor rights records.
China (along with Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Algeria, and Cuba) won a seat on the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday because, at this point, just fuck it. The new UNHRC's board looks like a BuzzFeed list of human rights offenders, and/or a list of countries where freedoms of speech, expression, and dissent would go to die. [ more › ]
Saudi Arabia, Russia, and China were all reelected to new six-year terms on the international body, but some say they fall short of the council's implied standards.
(UNITED NATIONS) — China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Cuba and Algeria won seats Tuesday on the U.N. Human Rights Council, riling independent human rights groups who said their election undermined the rights watchdog’s credibility. Show More Summary
Today in New York the United Nations General Assembly will vote to elect new Members of its Human Rights Council. Among the nations standing are a number of candidates with a history of widespread human rights violations, whose governments...Show More Summary
China is 'almost certain' to be elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, when the UN General Assembly will elect 17 new member states to the 47-member council, and human rights activists at this moment are adamantly protesting to keep the country excluded from the list. [ more › ]
“All victims of human rights abuses should be able to look to the Human Rights Council as a forum and a springboard for action.” - Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, 12 March 2007, Opening of the 4th Human Rights Council Session “Lack of access to justice, the official impunity, the possibility of arbitrary detention….” These are [Read More...]
Once again Israel will be judged by the hypocrites at the U.N. Human Rights Council
The UN Human Rights Council is as anti-Israel as its predecessor, the UN Commission on Human Rights. It protects dictatorships while focusing disproportionate attention and outrage on Israel's alleged human rights violations. So in 2012,...Show More Summary
The Council of Europe denounces the serious situation of human rights in Spain, largely as a result of social spending cuts, and disproportionate police violence.
When China's human rights performance was reviewed by the United Nations Human Rights Council on October 22, a record of abject denial of the most fundamental civil and political rights was largely obscured -- by China's own National...Show More Summary
People around the world are questioning the objects of China and Saudi Arabia whom are being partitioned this week for seats on the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. The members of the General Assembly elect the members to the council’s forty-seven seats. Show More Summary