Saudi Arabia is on the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. It is also a…
With the recent passage of yet another UN Human Rights Council resolution on Sri Lanka -- dealing broadly with human rights, accountability and reconciliation -- now is an opportune time to clarify and explain how Sri Lanka's new government has said it will approach transitional justice. Show More Summary
US criticism of Venezuela's human rights record is a political weapon Washington uses against Caracas, the country's president, Nicolas Maduro, said at the UN Human Rights Council special meeting on Thursday.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition supporters and activists called on states to boycott a speech by President Nicolas Maduro to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday due to his country's poor record and refusal to allow U.N. investigators to visit.
More than 25,000 people from all over the world have joined militant groups and fight in their ranks, Directorate General of European Council's Human Rights and Rule of Law Directorate Philippe Boillat said Wednesday.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it would be a "bad idea" for the United Nations Security Council to revive discussions on human rights in North Korea, which has been accused by a U.N. inquiry of abuses comparable to Nazi-era atrocities.
UN Security Council (UNSC) could act effectively to prevent repetition of massacres and warfare in Burundi, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Hussein said.
Kiev's inquiry into May 2014 Odessa massacre failed to comply with the requirements of the European Human Right Convention, the International Advisory Panel (IAP) of the Council of Europe (Coe) said in a report released on Wednesday...
The United Nations is a sad, sad joke.
The elections come weeks after Saudi Arabia was appointed head of a human rights panel.
The Council of Europe’s Director General for Human Rights and Rule of Law, Philippe Boillat, lauded on Thursday the active participation of Russia in reforming the Human Rights Convention.
RIYADH (Reuters) - A terrorism tribunal in Saudi Arabia, which was elected to the U.N. Human Rights Council in 2013, has sentenced two political activists to decade-long prison terms for establishing a rights organization, Amnesty International said on Monday.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's hardline immigration policies overshadowed the launch of its bid to join the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday, with the government and rights lawyers arguing bitterly over a pregnant Somali asylum-seeker who claims she was raped.
This is an open letter from The Iranian National Council for Free Elections to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, this letter includes a brief summary of a monthly report on select cases of humans rights violations for April, May and June 2015. Show More Summary
We previously discussed the truly bizarre scene of having Saudi Arabia sit on the UN Human Rights Council despite being one of the most infamous violators of human rights. As if to remind the world of the crushing irony, Saudi Arabia has issued a statement telling the world that it has no business objecting to […]
The city council in Carmel, Indiana passed a human rights ordinance Monday night that will protect Carmel’s LGBT citizens from being discriminated against on the basis of their sexuality or gender identity. The affluent Indianapolis suburb also… The post Carmel, Indiana Narrowly Passes LGBT Anti-Discrimination Ordinance appeared first on Towleroad.
Human Rights Watch slammed the UN Human Rights Council for failing to stop international law breaches in Yemen, where more than 21 million people desperately need humanitarian aid.
The elevation of Saudi Arabia (in what appears now a secret deal with England) in 2013 to the United Nations Human Rights Council was to say the least controversial. After all, the Kingdom denies basic rights to women, bars basic religious freedom for non-Muslim (including the construction of any church in the Kingdom), engages in […]
Human Rights Council urges international judges and lawyers to help ensure judicial process as part of reconciliation.