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Ireland must loosen abortion laws: Council of Europe rights commissioner

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland must loosen its strict abortion laws and replace them with a regime more respectful to women's rights, the Council of Europe's human rights commissioner said on Wednesday.

UN criticism of Israel bombing Hezbollah is absurd, says Johnson

Foreign secretary speaks after UK mission puts UN ‘on notice’ over what it sees as human rights council’s bias against Israel Boris Johnson, the UK foreign secretary, has condemned the UN human rights council criticism of Israeli bombing...Show More Summary

Iran says renewing UN special rapporteur mandate 'spiteful'

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, has condemned as "selective and spiteful" the U.N. Human Rights Council's resolution to renew the mandate of the U.N. special rapporteur on the human … Click to Continue »

Two U.N. Rapporteurs take on pesticides

The Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, and the Special Rapporteur on Toxics, Baskut Tuncak, have issued a report on pesticides as a human rights issue. They Told the Human Rights Council in Geneva that widely divergent standards of production, use and protection from hazardous pesticides in different countries are creating double […]

New Videos Appear to Show Congolese Soldiers Shooting Civilians

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U.N. peacekeeping officials have asked the Security Council to open an investigation into human rights violations.

EU refugee policy unsustainable, says Council of Europe commissioner

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Europe's refugee policy is not sustainable and the European Union should move fast to change it, the Council of Europe's human rights commissioner said on Thursday.

UN report decries Israeli settlements' 'alarming pace'

US boycotts UN rights council as special rapporteur accuses Israel of 'the subjugation' of Palestinians' 'humanity'.

Trump Admin Boycotts UN Human Rights Council Over Anti-Israel Stance

The Trump administration will boycott a session of the UN Human Rights Council over concerns about the organization’s anti-Israel agenda, the...

U.S. boycotts UN human rights council debate on Israel and Palestinians

The U.S. will not attend a session focusing on occupied territories, citing bias against Israel

The U.S. Will Boycott The UN Human Rights Council Over Israel Resolutions

They should not be the final voice on Human Rights The post The U.S. Will Boycott The UN Human Rights Council Over Israel Resolutions appeared first on RedState.

U.S. criticizes U.N. Human Rights Council over Palestine, Arab territories

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday criticized the U.N. Human Rights Council, saying addressing the human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories as part of its agenda exhibited the group's "long-standing bias against Israel."

US boycotts UN rights council debate on Israel, Palestinians

The State Department says the United States is boycotting a session at the U.N. Human Rights Council that focuses on Palestine and other Arab occupied territories, saying it is biased … Click to Continue »

UAE summons Swiss ambassador over U.N. Bahrain statement

RIYADH/GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates summoned the Swiss ambassador on Sunday to denounce a statement Switzerland made to the United Nations Human Rights Council the week prior criticizing fellow Gulf state Bahrain's human rights record. Show More Summary

Saudis Praise Trump As "True Friend of Muslims" While Sec of State Rex Tillerson Demands UN Kick Them Off Human Rights Council

Saudi Arabia has been an interesting tap-dance for Donald Trump. During the 2016 election, Wikileaks revealed that the house of Saud heavily contributed to the Clinton Foundation, and reports surfaced that they funded 20% of Clinton's campaign. Show More Summary

Blog: CPJ joins call to renew mandate of Iran human rights rapporteur

The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined 40 human rights groups calling on the U.N. Human Rights Council to support the resolution to renew the mandate of the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. A vote on the resolution is...

US ready to quit UN rights group if no reform

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has told rights groups that the United States will quit the UN Human Rights Council unless it undergoes "considerable reform," according to a letter obtained by AFP on Wednesday. The United StatesShow More Summary

India Called Pakistan the 'World's Terrorism Factory' at U.N. Human Rights Council

India's human rights delegate Nabanita Chakrabarti blasted Pakistan for allegedly sponsoring terror and mistreating minorities.

US won't participate in UN Right Council without reforms

U.S.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States will not continue participating in the Human Rights Council unless the U.N. rights agency undergoes "considerable reform." He gave no time … Click to Continue »

Newsrooms should follow two simple rules for reporting on women’s bodies

Human rights attorney Amal Clooney delivered a speech at the United Nations last week exhorting Iraq to formally request a Security Council investigation so that the Islamic State would not “get away with genocide.” “Mass graves in Iraq still lie unprotected and unexhumed,” Clooney warned. “Witnesses are fleeing. And there is still not one ISIS […]

Tillerson To U.N. Rights Council: Reform or We’re Leaving

The Trump administration puts the human rights body on notice in a letter obtained by FP.

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