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Hostage to Injustice

The speech "Hostage to Injustice" that I delivered at the 26th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on June 17, 2014: I was born in a world of borders, barricades, and demarcation lines. Show More Summary

Council of Europe calls on Slovenia to reject some amendments on migrants

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - The Council of Europe, the continent's leading human rights organization, called on Slovenia's parliament to reject some legal changes affecting migrants that the government proposed earlier in January in a set of amendments.

Standing Rock Chairman Describes “Ugly” and Out of Control Situation at #NoDAPL Protest Camps

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

The List of Countries on the UN's 2017 Human Rights Council Is Unreal

Death sentences for apostasy, arbitrary detentions, extrajudicial killings, and systematic suppression of free speech are just some of the...

Islamophobia and Art

This is the speech I delivered at the 25th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on March 17, 2014 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland In the words of the great British nobleman Bertrand Russell: "Most...Show More Summary

UNHRC decay needs urgent treatment

Antonio Guterres, who replaced Ban Ki-moon as UN secretary-general on January 1 should immediately treat the decay in the UN Human Rights Council. The whole of the UN is stained by the UNHRC's ineffectual response to the humanitarian...Show More Summary

It is time to recognize the US-Palestinian conflict

That an American abstention from the world’s top council was required to ensure the success of a resolution favoring Palestinian human rights tells us it is time to recognize the American-Palestinian conflict. Did you know there are more Americans in Palestine engaging in illegal activity than there are in Iraq and Afghanistan?

Now that Charlotte Has Paved the Way, Will N.C. Lawmakers Finally Repeal HB2? (Video)

As requested by Republican leaders at the capital, Charlotte's City Council gutted its human rights ordinance Monday to clear the way for a special session to overturn the hateful law.

Saudi Arabian Woman Arrested For Tweeting a Picture of Herself Sans Hijab

Saudi Arabia, a country which inexplicably has a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, has arrested a woman who tweeted a picture of...

South Sudan On Brink Of 'Rwanda-Like' Genocide, Commission Warns

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In a meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council, commission chief Yasmin Sooka reported murder and rape on an "epic" scale. "We are running out of adjectives to describe the horror," she said.

NOBODY LIKES HIM: Trump Nominee Rex Tillerson Takes Flack From Anti-LGBT AND LGBT Rights Group

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Earlier today the Family Research Council denounced Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson for his role in opening up the Boy Scouts to gay members. The Human Rights Campaign this afternoon declared that Tillerson might actually be too anti-gay for the job. Show More Summary

HRC and Human Rights First Host Advocates and Allies Event 2016

On December 12, the Human Rights Campaign and Human Rights First once again joined forces for their second annual reception, in cooperation with the Council for Global Equality, to mark U.N. Human Rights Day. The event, “Advocates and...Show More Summary

Blockchain and humanitarian causes: Helping those who need it most

GUEST: Blockchain isn’t just for fintech. Several organizations, such as Bitnation, are using it to assist those in dire need, such as refugees and victims of human trafficking. According to the UN Human Rights Council figures, 65 million people are currently displaced. That’s one in every 113 people in the world. The human trafficking industry is […]

UN rights council calls special S.Sudan session next week

The UN human rights council said Friday it will hold a special session on war-ravaged South Sudan next week, following a request from 40 nations led by the United States. The session is scheduled for December 14, two weeks after UN human...Show More Summary

U.N. council meets on North Korea human rights despite China opposition

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council discussed on Friday what a senior U.N. official described as "appalling human rights violations" in North Korea, despite a failed attempt by China to stop the third annual meeting on the issue.

China fails to block UN meeting on N. Korea rights abuses

China failed Friday to block a UN Security Council meeting called to discuss the human rights crisis in North Korea. China, backed by Angola, Egypt, Russia and Venezuela, voted to scrap the meeting, but nine other countries including Britain, France and the United States supported the move in the 15-member council. Senegal abstained.

Video: #NoDAPL Tribal Leader Says “That Pipeline Had Every Right to Go Through”

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

Not The Onion: The UN's Human Rights Council Just Held A Moment of Silence For...Fidel Castro

The United Nations' Human Rights Council had a moment of silence on Monday for recently deceased former Cuban dictator Fidel...

May urged to address human rights concerns in trade deal with Gulf

PM traveling to Bahrain for Gulf Cooperation Council summit in pursuit of first post-Brexit trade deal with bloc Theresa May has been urged not to set aside human rights concerns in pursuit of a lucrative post-Brexit free trade deal with the Gulf states when she visits Bahrain this week. Show More Summary

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