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Saudis sentence poet to death for blasphemy

Saudi Arabia is on the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. It is also a…

Clarifying Sri Lanka's Transitional Justice Commitments

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

Maduro Accuses US of Using Human Rights as Weapon Against Venezuela

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.

Maduro to address U.N. rights forum amid protest

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.

Over 25,000 Foreigners Fighting With Militant Groups Globally

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.

China: 'Bad idea' for U.N. council for discuss North Korea rights

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 May Act to Prevent Repeat of ‘Past Horrors’ in Burundi - UN Commissioner

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 Probe Into Odessa Events Failed to Comply With Human Rights Convention

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...

Council of Europe Praises Russia's Work to Reform Human Rights Convention

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.

Saudi rights activists sentenced to years in prison -Amnesty

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.

Asylum seeker's rape claims overshadow Australia's bid for U.N. rights body

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.

Open letter from Iranian National Council to UN

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

Saudi Arabia Remains Adamant On The Beheading and Crucifixion Of Political Dissident

2 months agoNews : Jonathan Turley

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 […]

Carmel, Indiana Narrowly Passes LGBT Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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.

UN Human Right Council Misses Chance to Deter Abuses in Yemen - HRW

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.

Saudi Arabia’s Uses Position On Human Rights Council to Block Human Rights Measures

2 months agoNews : Jonathan Turley

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 […]

UN approves help for Sri Lanka war crimes probe

Human Rights Council urges international judges and lawyers to help ensure judicial process as part of reconciliation.

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