A new report claims the kingdom is in violation of international law.
British lawyers accuse kingdom of arbitrary arrests and the disappearances of dozens of political activists.
The United States should stay and fight, not cut and run.
After pressure from local pro-Israel organizations, the New Orleans City Council yesterday voted unanimously to rescind a human rights resolution that the body passed exactly two weeks ago. "The hoods are off. We see the way ZionistShow More Summary
Two British human rights lawyers said Tuesday they will ask for Saudi Arabia to be suspended from the UN Human Rights Council over 61 people "arbitrarily detained or disappeared" by the country's authorities. Ken Macdonald and Rodney...Show More Summary
The Council of Europe's anti-corruption body on Thursday called on Romania to do more to prevent and combat high-level corruption. The anti-corruption arm of Europe's leading human rights organization said … Click to Continue »
After backlash to the New Orleans City Council resolution in support of human rights, which was pushed by Palestinian solidarity activists, Councilmember-At-Large Jason Williams who voted in support of the resolution stopped discussing parallels between South Africa during Apartheid and Israel.
A seemingly innocuous human rights resolution adopted by New Orleans' City Council is drawing harsh criticism from critics who said it played into the hands of anti-Israel extremists. Four council … Click to Continue »
Today the city council of New Orleans unanimously passed a resolution which calls on the city to review and divest from companies that perpetrate human rights violations anywhere in the world. It was proposed by local Palestine solidarity activists who support the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment (BDS) movement for Palestinian human rights.
In 2012, recognizing the threats posed by environmental degradation, the United Nations Human Rights Council appointed an independent expert to study how countries’ human rights obligations are connected to promoting “a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment.” John Knox, a law professor...
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China failed on Monday to stop the fourth annual United Nations Security Council meeting on human rights abuses in North Korea, saying it was not the right forum to discuss the issue and warning that it could further escalate tensions in the region.
“Stop this madness now,” the UN human rights chief demanded at a special session of the UN Human Rights Council today on atrocities committed against the minority Rohingya Muslim population in northern Rakhine State of Myanmar, also known as Burma. Sympathetic delegates quickly agreed a resolution asked him to conduct urgent, time-bound and detailed inquiries [...]Show More Summary
The Trump administration wants reform. But putting Israel above all other priorities is a big mistake.
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
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 »
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
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
Girls with disabilities are subjected to some very invasive medical procedures worldwide without their consent.
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 »
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