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How many dead civilians makes a war crime? Ask the UN, Israel, and Hamas.

 A few weeks ago, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) released a report alleging that Israel and Hamas committed war crimes during the 50-day conflict last summer in the Gaza Strip. While Israel has acknowledged that many Palestinian civilians were killed as a result of the war, it has denounced the allegations that it intentionally targeted […]

Taming the Wild West of Surveillance: UN Dips Into Digital Privacy

On July 3rd, the top choice for the UN's first digital privacy investigator, Katrin Nyman-Metcalf, was rejected by the German president of the Human Rights Council (UNHRC), who cited complaints from activist groups that she was not a...Show More Summary

US only country to oppose UN holding Israel accountable for war crimes, yet again

The US was the only country in the world to oppose a resolution calling for Israel to be held accountable for war crimes, at the 29th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, held from 15 June to 3 July 2015. The US voted against “ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of international law in” the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft

The Guardian: The Estonian picked as the United Nation’s first digital privacy investigator was blocked on Friday by the German president of the UN Human Rights Council, after activist groups said she would not be a strong enough critic...Show More Summary

An Unlikely Victim: Netanyahu Decries UNHR Resolution for Targeting Israel

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blamed the UN Human Rights Council for adopting a resolution that accepted a report on war crimes the document said were committed by both Israel and Hamas in the summer of 2014.

Ted Cruz calls for US to withdraw from UN Human Rights Council

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Cruz Calls For US To Quit UN Rights Body Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz called Friday for the U.S. to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), after the body voted to condemn Israel’s conduct during the 2014 war in Gaza. The U.S. was the only country to vote...

UN Human Rights Council? UN Human Wrongs Council!

The 47-member UN Human Rights Council in Geneva just voted to assail Israel because of the Hamas-triggered war in the summer of 2014. That's right, assail Israel, not Hamas. There will be those silver-tongued diplomats from Europe and...Show More Summary

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

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.

‘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

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

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'

3 months agoNews : Vice News

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

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

Saudis Eye Human Rights Chair

Despite an abysmal human rights record, Saudi Arabia reportedly hopes to chair the UN’s Human Rights Council, a test of how far money can go in buying the world’s silence and acquiescence, as Jonathan Marshall describes. By Jonathan Marshall It’s hard to be shocked by anything that happens in the Middle East, but this act of…

You’re Joking, Right? Saudi Arabia Wants to Head UN Human Rights Council

At the beginning of 2016, leadership of the United Nations Human Rights Council will be given to a new nation. One party aggressively seeking that role is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a nation with one of the most deplorable human rights record on the planet.

Saudi Arabia plans bid to be head of UN Human Rights Council

3 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Saudi Arabia plans to bid to become the head of the UN Human Rights Council.

HRC Presents to UN Human Rights Council

An historic delegation from HRC traveled to Geneva to participate in the Universal Periodic Review, a United Nations process in which the human rights record of every country in the world is assessed by the UN Human Rights Council.

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