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Aid groups urge UN rights council session on Rohingya crisis

Amnesty International and 34 other humanitarian groups on Monday called for the UN Human Rights Council to hold a special session on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. We "strongly support calls for a UN Human Rights Council special session...Show More Summary

Council of Europe criticizes Turkish ban on LGBTI events

Europe's top human rights body is calling on Turkey's capital city to reverse its decision to ban all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights groups. Council of … Click to Continue »

Four Steps Australia Must Take To Address Ethnic Cleansing In Myanmar

Australia’s response to the genocide in Myanmar is untenable, particularly in light of our place on the Human Rights Council, write Catherine Renshaw, Ronan Lee and Joshua Roose. In September 2017, the United Kingdom announced that it was suspending its program of defence cooperation with Myanmar’s military. The UK’s decision was unsurprising. Myanmar’s military had just [...]Show More Summary

US Air Force Admits To Harvesting Russian Tissue

A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin surprised members of Russia’s human rights council by informing them that some shadowy entity - possibly with ties to the United States - had been collecting biological tissues from Russians...Show More Summary

UN Human Rights Expert Warns Council of Widespread Forced Sterilization, Abortion on Girls with Disabilities

Girls with disabilities are subjected to some very invasive medical procedures worldwide without their consent.

EU weighs cutting pre-membership funds to troubling Turkey

The European Union is studying whether and how to cut pre-membership funds to Turkey over alleged human rights abuses and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's hostile rhetoric about Europe. EU Council … Click to Continue »

Rights activists propose nationwide ‘fine amnesty’ to mark revolution anniversary

last monthLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Russian Presidential Human Rights Council proposes writing off all unpaid fines for matters such as traffic violations or improperly registered immigrants, in connection with the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. Read Full Article at RT.com

DR Congo wins seat on UN rights council despite US opposition

The Democratic Republic of Congo was elected to the UN Human Rights Council on Monday despite opposition from the United States and a leading rights group. DR Congo was among the 15 countries who won seats on the council during a vote at the UN General Assembly. Show More Summary

Congo elected to U.N. rights council; Britain, U.S. unhappy

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo was among 15 countries elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council for a three-year term on Monday, a moved criticized by Britain, the United States and rights groups after the vote by the 193-member General Assembly.

Mr. Yousef goes to UNHRC

(Scott Johnson) Melanie Phillips recently drew attention to the September 25 appearance of a former prince of Hamas with a surprising message at the 36th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The sole purpose of this worse than worthless organization seems to be the disparagement of Israel. Show More Summary

Russia won’t comply with Euro human rights court rulings before return to PACE – senior senator

last monthLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Russia will not recognize or carry out any decisions made by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) until the Russian delegation regains its full rights at the Council of Europe’s parliamentary assembly, PACE, a senior Russian senator has warned. Read Full Article at RT.com

Nikki Haley Wrongly Said Obama Vote on UN Resolution Denouncing Death Penalty for Gays Was Same as Trump Vote

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley responded forcefully late Tuesday night to outrage over the news that the United States voted “no” (with the minority) on a resolution which was passed by the 47-member Human Rights Council condemning the use...Show More Summary

U.S. Clarifies ‘No’ Vote on UN Resolution Condemning Death Penalty for Homosexuality: There Were ‘Broader Concerns’

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

After a firestorm of criticism on Tuesday, U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert clarified the United States’ “no” vote on a resolution passed by the 47-member Human Rights Council condemning the use of the death penalty… Read The post U.S. Show More Summary

United States Votes ‘No’ on UN Resolution Condemning Death Penalty for Homosexuality

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The United States on Tuesday voted “No” on a resolution passed by the 47-member Human Rights Council condemning the use of the death penalty in discriminatory fashion, in cases including homosexuality. Twenty-seven nations voted in favor… Read The post United States Votes ‘No’ on UN Resolution Condemning Death Penalty for Homosexuality appeared first on Towleroad.

UN Human Rights Council Condemns Death Penalty For Homosexuality, United States Votes Against Resolution

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Forbes reports: “Horrific laws” condemning people to death because of whom they love are the focus of a new international proposal. “The question of the death penalty” resolution to denounce the most severe punishment for consensual same-sex relations was passed on Friday by the 47-member United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Show More Summary

Who has committed war crimes in Yemen?

UN Human Rights Council agrees to send investigators to examine alleged human rights violations in the war-torn country.

European Human Rights Council Calls Out Gender Inequality in Film Industry

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

They've also released recommendations with useful ideas to address & counter gender bias.

U.N. finally agrees to investigate Saudi’s actions in Yemen

Beating back resistance from Saudi Arabia, the U.N. Human Rights Council broke its stalemate on Friday when it agreed to send investigators to Yemen to look into Saudi’s role in civilian deaths there. Accused of war crimes by several rights groups for its targeting of schools, markets, and hospitals, Saudi Arabia earlier in the week […]

UN agrees to send war crimes investigators to Yemen

The UN Human Rights Council agreed Friday to send war crimes investigators to Yemen, overcoming resistance from Saudi Arabia which sought to fend off an independent international probe. In a resolution adopted by consensus, the council...Show More Summary

Stalemate at UN rights council over Yemen war crimes probe

The UN Human Rights Council was deadlocked Friday over whether to send war crimes investigators to Yemen, a move being pushed by some EU states but fiercely resisted by Saudi Arabia. A European Union resolution led by the Dutch and Canada,...Show More Summary

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