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UK Politicians to Urge PM to Oppose Riyadh's UN Human Rights Council Membership

UK politicians and nongovernmental organizations are expected to call on UK Prime Minister Theresa May to vote against Riyadh's membership in the UN Human Rights Council, local media reported Friday.

Understanding the Link Between Business and Human Rights in Mexico

Has a corporation ever made you feel vulnerable? Have your rights been ignored? Does it seem that businesses have no oversight? Then this may be of interest to you. In 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council issued Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Show More Summary

UN Commission Expresses Concern Over Syrian Civilians Trapped in Aleppo

The UN Human Rights Council's (UNHRC) Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic on Tuesday expressed concern over the safety of civilians caught in Syria's Aleppo amid increasing violence in the are...

Muslim Woman Sues Chicago Police for Excessive Force, False Arrest

The Council on American-Islamic Relations said that a Muslim female sued the Chicago Police Department for the use of excessive force, violation of human rights, and freedom of religious expression, after six officers ripped off her hijab at a train station last year.

CoE Chief in Crisis Talks With Turkish Leaders Amid Human Rights Fears

The Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland visits Turkey Wednesday holding meetings with President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim as a new report from Amnesty International now says 45,000 have been either arrested, detained or suspended.

Over 220 UN Police to Monitor Human Rights Situation in Burundi

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution allowing the deployment of over 220 police officers in the conflict-torn country.

Ethiopia: Human Rights Leadership at the UN Security Council Requires Human Rights at Home

This is Ethiopia’s third stint on the UNSC and in a congratulatory message, Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Tedros Adhanom, said the election is a clear indication that the country has won the respect and trust of the world.

Brickbat: Rough Crowd

4 weeks agoNews : Reason

Quebec's Human Rights Council has ordered comedian Mike Ward to pay $35,000 to a singer he made jokes about in his standup act. Jeremy Gabriel has a condition which causes facial deformities. Ward joked he defended Gabriel's poor performance when singing before the Pope Benedict XVI because he thought he was dying only to find out he was not. Show More Summary

Turkey Informs Council of Europe About Intent to Suspend Rights Convention

The Council of Europe (CoE) chief Thorbjorn Jagland said Thursday he had been notified by Turkey of its plans to temporarily suspend the European Convention on Human Rights.

Council of Europe Alarmed by Torture, Hate Crimes in Turkey After Coup

Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks expressed concern on Wednesday about torture reports, hate crimes and hate speech in Turkey, following the failed coup attempt in the country.

Leaders warn that Turkey will not join the EU if it uses the death penalty

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union reminded Turkey on Monday that it is bound by its commitments under the European Convention on Human Rights and as a member of the Council of Europe not to reintroduce the death penalty. "No country...Show More Summary

UK May Vote to Reelect Saudi ‘Child Killers’ to UN Human Rights Council

London may help Riyadh return to the UN Human Rights Council despite a troubling United Nations report linking the Saudi regime to hospital and schoolhouse bombings in Yemen.

Global Tamil Forum Calls for More Progress in Sri Lanka

Global Tamil Forum (GTF), a London-based Tamil diaspora organization, issued a statement today. GTF's remarks pertain to Sri Lanka's compliance with an October 2015 U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) resolution on Sri Lanka and recent developments at the HRC. The 32nd session of the HRC ended just days ago and Sri Lanka was on the formal agenda. Show More Summary

IRL: July 5, 2016 | Internet Declared Basic Human Right, KD Signs With Golden State & Other News

Out in the real world news is happening and here are the highlights. The internet is now a basic human right The UN’s Human Rights Council recently passed a non-binding resolution in June that declared internet access a basic human right, condemning governments that take steps to restrict their citizens’ web access. Although this highlights how […]

Call Your ISP: UN Declares Internet Service Interruptions Are Human Rights Violations - OK, it's a bit more complicated than that.

2 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

The UN Human Rights Council has declared that the Internet is protected free expression under article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Specifically, their non-binding resolution took issue with some countries' "measures...Show More Summary

Despite Hostility From Islamic Countries, U.N. Votes To Create LGBT-Rights Watchdog

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

The United Nations Human Rights Council voted this week to institute its first LGBT-rights watchdog.

Saudi Arabia outraged by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch’s criticism

Saudi Arabia on Thursday said it was “alarmed and outraged” by a call from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch for the kingdom to be suspended from the U.N. Human Rights Council until a Saudi-led military coalition stops killing civilians in Yemen. The two human rights advocacy groups said the Saudis have had “an appalling […]

U.S. Tries to Evade Responsibility for Saudi War It Has Been Backing for 15 Months

With Saudi Arabia under scrutiny for atrocities in Yemen, state department plays down American role. The renewed push from leading humanitarian organizations to suspend Saudi Arabia from the United Nations Human Rights Council has shined...Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia Has No Place on the U.N. Human Rights Council

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Ten years since it was first created, the UN Human Rights Council is facing a stark moment of truth. The credibility of the world’s top human rights body, which was set up to ensure that it is able to effectively address human rights...Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia Issue Puts Credibility of UN Human Rights Council in Question

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have called on the United Nations General Assembly to suspend Saudi Arabia from the Humans Rights Council until Riyadh stops its deadly bombing raids in Yemen, which have caused the deaths of more than 3,000 civilians.

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