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'Depraved' North Korea rights record denounced at U.N. Security Council

U.S. and other Western ambassadors on the U.N. Security Council disclosed gruesome details of alleged human rights violations by North Korea at an unprecedented debate Monday and called for its leaders to be tried for crimes against humanity.

N Korea boycotts UN meeting on its 'abuses'

Ongoing discussion at UN Security Council on human rights situation may set in motion action against leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korea boycotting UN session on its human rights violations

North Korea refuses to attend as UN Security Council takes up its human rights for 1st time http://t.co/3nde6KGNBy pic.twitter.com/mGOdYaqdbe — Yahoo Canada News (@YahooCanadaNews) December 22, 2014

Shocking UN Display Promotes the Elimination of Israel

A shocking UN display promotes the elimination of Israel. Introductory Poster, UN Nakba Exhibit, Palais des Nations, Geneva, 2014. (photo credit:PR) The UN Human Rights Council displayed a display at their headquarters in Geneva last month that promoted the elimination … Continue reading ?

Gulf human rights declaration increases heat on Qatar to act on migrant workers' rights

By James M. Dorsey The adoption of a human rights declaration by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that was designed to shield wealthy Gulf monarchies including 2022 World Cup host Qatar from criticism by human rights and trade union...Show More Summary

As Kerry and UN question occupation, Netanyahu sees a ‘diplomatic assault’

Crunch time. Palestinians are pushing for action against the occupation from the UN Human Rights Council and the UN Security Council. Will the US finally do a gamechanger, and abstain?

‘Individuals Behind CIA Criminal Conspiracy Must Face Penalties’: United Nations (U.N., Intl. Terr., Geneva)

In an unusually blunt statement about a U.N. Security Council member – particularly one that accounts for a quarter of the U.N. budget, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Counter Terrorism and Human Rights Ben Emmerson, a British barrister by training, called on President Obama and Attorney General Holder to immediately file charges against ‘individuals responsible for [...]Show More Summary

Mo and the Movement: Reflections on the Third Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights

On December 1st-3rd, 2014, the third annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights was convened at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. Chaired by Dr. Mohamed "Mo" Ibrahim, the Sudanese telecom billionaire turned...Show More Summary

Liberty Counsel Has The DC Sadz

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Via press release: This week, the D.C. City Council trampled on the religious liberty of Christians in Washington, D.C. The council repealed an exemption in the Human Rights Act that allowed private religious schools to practice their faith pertaining to human sexuality. Show More Summary

Sponsor of carriage bill compares plight to human rights

The champion of the horse-carriage ban in the City Council is Queens Councilman Daniel Dromm.

Majority of global population agrees Internet access is a human right

The United Nations Human Rights Council officially declared Internet access and online freedom of expression a human right in July 2012. According to the results of an extensive survey published this week, the majority of the world's...Show More Summary

Activists expand labour and human rights campaign beyond Qatar to include all Gulf states

By James M. Dorsey Human rights groups and trade unions have stepped up pressure on Qatar to reform its restrictive labour system and expanded their campaign to include all six wealthy members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The...Show More Summary

N Korea furious over UN human rights ruling

UN General Assembly askes Security Council to refer North Korea to the ICC in The Hague over alleged rights abuses.

CPJ calls on Belgium to defend press freedom at Committee of Ministers

CPJ calls on Didier Reynders, Belgium's foreign minister, to use his country's presidency at the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe--the largest pan-European human rights watchdog--to defend press freedom in Europe, and address violations by members states. CPJ's letter highlights press freedom abuses in Azerbaijan, Hungary, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

UN Advocates Prosecuting North Korea for Gross Rights Abuses

A key U.N. panel condemned human rights atrocities in North Korea and recommended the Security Council refer the abuses to the International Criminal Court - but that isn't going to happen in the foreseeable future. Still, North Korea...Show More Summary

U.N. human rights investigators denied entry to Israel for Gaza inquiry

Israel said late Wednesday that it would deny entry to representatives of the U.N. Human Rights Council who are investigating potential war crimes committed during the summer’s 50-day war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

#Ferguson Activists Upset After Obama Administration Sends All White Panelists to Listen to Their Torture BS

On Tuesday several activists from Ferguson, Missouri addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. The group was invited to deliver a speech on US police crimes and torture. The group consists of Lesley McSpadden (Michael Brown’s mother), … Continue reading ?

Mike Brown Sr. Calls on US to End to Racial Discrimination at UN Human Rights Body

Mike Brown, Sr. traveled to Geneva this week to speak to the United Nations Human Rights Body. The UN Human Rights Council consists of a collection of reputable regimes including Algeria, indonesia, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Cuba. Mike Brown, … Continue reading ?

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