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Family values attack human rights

Once again, the Human Rights Council has been hijacked to promote the agendas of states who are trying to undermine the very same human rights the UN is supposed to protect. A recently circulated draft resolution on “protection of the...Show More Summary

Human Rights Record of the United States in 2014

State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China Foreword On June 25 local time, the State Department of the United States released its country reports on human rights practices once again, making comments on the human...Show More Summary

Council of Europe Concerned by Russia's Challenge to ECHR Yukos Ruling

The Council of Europe is concerned by Russia’s questioning of the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights' (ECHR) writs of executions, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland said Friday.

Rights groups blast U.N. Security Council response to Syria killings

A coalition of some 81 human rights and aid groups blasted the United Nations Security Council on Thursday for a “woefully inadequate” response to the killing of civilians in Syria, and urged it to ensure that those responsible will be punished. The 15-member council has been largely deadlocked over how to deal with the four-year […]

UN’s Report on Gaza Unfairly Criticizes Israel, says Retired US General

The Free Beacon reported: “U.S. Gen. Charles Wald, the leader of a task force of retired senior U.S. military officers who studied and reported on the 2014 Gaza War, issued a statement Monday denouncing the U.N. Human Rights Council’s report on that conflict.” “He claims that the report is unbalanced and uneducated, referring to other, similar […]

UN Head Lauds PACE, Calls for Extended Remit Tackling Global Issues

Ban Ki-moon praised the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for its effective work in human rights.

The U.N. report on Israel’s Gaza war: What you need to know

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The long-anticipated report of the U.N. Human Rights Council on last year's war in the Gaza Strip directed criticism at both sides of the conflict — Israel and Palestinian armed factions, primarily the Islamist group Hamas. Its findings...Show More Summary

The U.N. report on Israel’s Gaza war: What you need to know

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The long-anticipated report of the U.N. Human Rights Council on last year's war in the Gaza Strip directed criticism at both sides of the conflict — Israel and Palestinian armed factions, primarily the Islamist group Hamas. Its findings...Show More Summary

U.N. Accuses Israel and Palestinian Militants of Possible War Crimes in Gaza

The United Nations Human Rights Council released a report concerning the conflict in Gaza last summer on Monday. The findings include evidence that Israel and Palestinian militants may have both committed war crimes. “The extent of the devastation and human suffering in Gaza was unprecedented," Justice Mary McGowan Davis, a former New York Supreme... More »

‘NYT’ article on UN’s Gaza report tries to demonstrate equivalence in suffering

The New York Times report on the UN Human Rights Council report on Gaza conflict equates numbers of Palestinian rockets fired to Israeli air strikes, and leaves out Israeli death toll (72 to 2251 Palestinian deaths) in dishonest effort to equate the suffering during the war

Netanyahu dismisses "biased" UN report on Gaza

Israeli prime minister says Human Rights Council does "everything but worry about human rights"

The U.S. and Israel Are Preemptively Discrediting The UN's Report On The Gaza War

WASHINGTON -- The Israeli and U.S. governments have launched a campaign to preemptively discredit a forthcoming United Nations Human Rights Council report on possible war crimes committed during last summer’s Gaza war. The report, scheduled...Show More Summary

Obama ignores Iran’s human right atrocities

Former deputy national security adviser, former member of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom and former senior director of the National Security Council for democracy, human rights, and international organizations Elliott Abrams — in other words, someone who knows a lot about human rights — reminds us: By law, the State Department is required to […]

Blog: UN report promotes encryption as fundamental and protected right

On Wednesday, Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye will present his report on international legal protection for encryption and anonymity to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The report is an important contribution to the security conversation at a time when some Western leaders are...

Netanyahu Calls UN Investigation of Alleged Gaza War Crimes a 'Waste of Time'

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed an upcoming report by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on alleged war crimes committed during last summer's war in Gaza, branding it "a baseless political attack aimedShow More Summary

Convention on Human Rights Still Applies in Ukraine - Council of Europe

Ukraine authorities derogated from certain provisions noted in the European Convention on Human Rights. This will not prevent the European Court of Human Rights from examining applications concerning Ukraine, Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland claimed.

The Eritreans Dying to Reach Europe Aren’t Looking for Jobs. They’re Fleeing a Nightmare.

The U.N. Human Rights Council released a disturbing report on abuses by the Eritrean government yesterday. Mark Leon Goldberg sums up some of the reports’ more outrageous findings about the East African dictatorship’s practices, including...Show More Summary

Intolerance, Racism Rise in Poland Despite Anti-Discrimination Laws

According to human rights body of the Council of Europe, ongoing examples of nationalism, intolerance and racism in Poland remain a concern despite efforts by authorities.

Debunking Empty Arguments Against "Gay Rights" at the UN

"Gay rights" is a radical imposition of the decadent West, a neocolonial conspiracy, and an affront to moral societies. Or so we are likely to hear, now that the Human Rights Council of the United Nations has released a new report on...Show More Summary

Syrian Christian Fighter Beheads ISIS Militant as Revenge, Reports Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

A Syrian Christian fighter from the Syriac Military Council beheaded a militant of Islamic State in northwest Syria as revenge for the terror group's violence against the region's minority Christians, according to the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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