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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.

Is This Why The UN Human Rights Council Is Silent As Venezuelans Die Oppressed Under Socialism?

Authored by Mac Slavo via, The United Nations Human Rights Council has been silent on the death of Venezuelans at the hands of their democratic socialist government. The UN has sided with death, but that isn’t surprising,...Show More Summary

Council of Europe criticizes Poland over judicial vote

Europe's pre-eminent human rights organization on Thursday called Poland's vote to give lawmakers the power to control the selection and regulation of judges a "major setback for judicial independence." Nils … Click to Continue »

Testimony for Montgomery County Council on Bill 46-15

EPI’s Marni von Wilpert delivered the following testimony to the Montgomery County Council concerning Bill 46-15, Human Rights and Civil Liberties – Building Maintenance Worker – Minimum Work Week on July 11,2017. 

Legislator Khalida Jarrar is detained by Israel in predawn raid, a year after her last imprisonment

Palestinian political leadership has reacted with outrage over the detention of feminist, human rights activist, and Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) member Khalida Jarrar, detained by Israeli forces from her home in Ramallah during a predawn military raid on Sunday.

UN to send experts to probe DR Congo violence

The UN Human Rights Council on Friday decided to send a group of experts to Democratic Republic of Congo to help investigate an explosion of deadly violence in the Kasai region. A council resolution called on the UN rights office toShow More Summary

US refuses to back UN on abortion access in human rights resolution

Washington supports ‘the spirit’ of a UN resolution calling for women’s access to reproductive healthcare but ‘does not recognize abortion’ as a method The UN Human Rights Council has unanimously adopted a resolution condemning abuse and discrimination of women, but Washington refused to back one paragraph mentioning access to safe abortions. Show More Summary

In Greece, China Finds an Ally Against Human Rights Criticism

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At a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the European Union sought to draw attention to abuses in China, only to be blocked by Greece, which is courting Chinese investment.

REFORM AGENDA FOR THE U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL: Ambassador Nikki Haley says The U.N.’s Human Rights

REFORM AGENDA FOR THE U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL: Ambassador Nikki Haley says The U.N.’s Human Rights Council has got to change — and she’s right. It’s biased against Israel. Human rights abusers are given seats on the Council. And it fails to treat serious human rights violations “equally and objectively.” If the Council sounds a […]

Nikki Haley warns US may pull out of UN Human Rights Council over 'anti-Israel bias'

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US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the US is "reviewing its participation" in the Human Rights Council over what said is the group's "chronic anti-Israel bias". The Geneva-based Council made up of 47 member countries...Show More Summary

LGBTQ Issues Focus of Attention at UN Human Rights Council

Earlier today, Vitit Muntarbhorn, the newly appointed United Nations Independent Expert for the protection of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), delivered his first report to the UN Human...Show More Summary

US envoy Haley berates UN rights council, demands reforms

U.S. President Donald Trump's ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday berated the U.N.'s top human rights body, calling it a "forum for politics, hypocrisy and evasion" that allows rights … Click to Continue »

Trump Administration Warns That U.S. May Pull Out Of U.N. Human Rights Council

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

"It is essential that this council address its chronic anti-Israel bias, if it is to have any credibility," U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said. She noted human rights abuses in Venezuela.

The Latest: US urged to act upon its own human rights

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the visit of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley to Geneva and the U.N. Human Rights Council (all times local):

U.S. may leave UN Human Rights Council over 'anti-Israel' bias

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

A top White House official is expected to signal that the U.S. is considering withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council.

U.S. threatens to bolt from U.N. Human Rights Council

Ambassador Nikki Haley says status quo unacceptable, with some human rights-abusing nations as members and regular criticism of Israel by member states

UN human rights chief calls for end to Israel's occupation of Palestine

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein’s comments come as Israel celebrates 50 years since six-day war and US threatens to pull out of human rights council The UN’s top human rights official has marked the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the...Show More Summary

Get abusive regimes off UN rights council: US envoy

US envoy Nikki Haley on Tuesday urged the United Nations Human Rights Council to throw out abusive regimes and end what she called its "anti-Israel bias", warning that its credibility was at stake. Haley did not explicitly threaten to...Show More Summary

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