U.S. and other Western ambassadors on the U.N. Security Council disclosed gruesome details of alleged human rights violations by North Korea at an unprecedented debate Monday and called for its leaders to be tried for crimes against humanity.
Ongoing discussion at UN Security Council on human rights situation may set in motion action against leader Kim Jong Un.
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The hacking is expected to be discussed along with the country's human rights issue read more
A shocking UN display promotes the elimination of Israel. Introductory Poster, UN Nakba Exhibit, Palais des Nations, Geneva, 2014. (photo credit:PR) The UN Human Rights Council displayed a display at their headquarters in Geneva last month that promoted the elimination … Continue reading ?
By James M. Dorsey The adoption of a human rights declaration by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that was designed to shield wealthy Gulf monarchies including 2022 World Cup host Qatar from criticism by human rights and trade union...Show More Summary
Crunch time. Palestinians are pushing for action against the occupation from the UN Human Rights Council and the UN Security Council. Will the US finally do a gamechanger, and abstain?
In an unusually blunt statement about a U.N. Security Council member – particularly one that accounts for a quarter of the U.N. budget, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Counter Terrorism and Human Rights Ben Emmerson, a British barrister by training, called on President Obama and Attorney General Holder to immediately file charges against ‘individuals responsible for [...]Show More Summary
On December 1st-3rd, 2014, the third annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights was convened at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. Chaired by Dr. Mohamed "Mo" Ibrahim, the Sudanese telecom billionaire turned...Show More Summary
Via press release: This week, the D.C. City Council trampled on the religious liberty of Christians in Washington, D.C. The council repealed an exemption in the Human Rights Act that allowed private religious schools to practice their faith pertaining to human sexuality. Show More Summary
The champion of the horse-carriage ban in the City Council is Queens Councilman Daniel Dromm.
The United Nations Human Rights Council officially declared Internet access and online freedom of expression a human right in July 2012. According to the results of an extensive survey published this week, the majority of the world's...Show More Summary
By James M. Dorsey Human rights groups and trade unions have stepped up pressure on Qatar to reform its restrictive labour system and expanded their campaign to include all six wealthy members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The...Show More Summary
UN General Assembly askes Security Council to refer North Korea to the ICC in The Hague over alleged rights abuses.
CPJ calls on Didier Reynders, Belgium's foreign minister, to use his country's presidency at the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe--the largest pan-European human rights watchdog--to defend press freedom in Europe, and address violations by members states. CPJ's letter highlights press freedom abuses in Azerbaijan, Hungary, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine.
A key U.N. panel condemned human rights atrocities in North Korea and recommended the Security Council refer the abuses to the International Criminal Court - but that isn't going to happen in the foreseeable future. Still, North Korea...Show More Summary
Israel said late Wednesday that it would deny entry to representatives of the U.N. Human Rights Council who are investigating potential war crimes committed during the summer’s 50-day war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
On Tuesday several activists from Ferguson, Missouri addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. The group was invited to deliver a speech on US police crimes and torture. The group consists of Lesley McSpadden (Michael Brown’s mother), … Continue reading ?
Mike Brown, Sr. traveled to Geneva this week to speak to the United Nations Human Rights Body. The UN Human Rights Council consists of a collection of reputable regimes including Algeria, indonesia, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Cuba. Mike Brown, … Continue reading ?