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North Korea’s Systematic, Widespread and Gross Human Rights Violations Demand International Action

A South Korean woman prays during a rally demanding the improvement of North Korean's human rights situation in Seoul, South Korea, April 14, 2014. [AP File Photo] Today, members of the UN Security Council met to discuss the findings...Show More Summary

United Nations Security Council Examines Human Rights Situation in Ukraine

People cast shadows waving flags as they gather at a square in Sevastopol, Crimea, March 18, 2014. [AP File Photo] On April 16, 2014, the United Nations Security Council convened to discuss the work of the UN's Human Rights Monitoring...Show More Summary

UN Human Rights Council Finds Little Mistreatment of Ethnic Russians in Ukraine

The United Nations Human Rights Council found the ethnic Russians and Russian speakers in east Ukraine are stretching the truth when they claim mistreatment. The UN found a few attacks to be true, but otherwise found nothing of significance. Show More Summary

Understanding India's UN Abstention on Sri Lanka

Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) voted in favor of a resolution on Thursday to establish an international investigation into alleged war crimes that occurred during the final stages of Sri Lanka's bloody civil war. Show More Summary

UN Human Rights Council passes resolution warning companies to ‘terminate business interests in the settlements’ or face possible criminal liability

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva passed an unprecedented resolution today that calls for States and private enterprises to terminate business transaction beyond the 1949 armistice lines and warns of the probability of criminal liability for corporate complicity in breach of international law.

UN Human Rights Council: It's Time to Prosecute Kim Jong Un, et al

The ruthless policies put in place by the sociopathic Kim dynasty years ago have systemically killed millions. Famine,...

Iran’s Human Rights Showing Little Progress, UN Votes to Renew Special Mandate

The United Nations Human Rights Council voted to renew the mandate of Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed, a welcome development for human rights in Iran, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.

North Korea To UN On Human Rights: 'Mind Your Own Business'

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea's ambassador told the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday to "mind your own business" during a debate on crimes against humanity documented in his country by U.N. investigators. So Se Pyong, North Korea's ambassador to the U.N. Show More Summary

UN approves Sri Lanka war crimes inquiry

Human Rights Council authorises international criminal probe of alleged atrocities during civil war that ended in 2009.

112 nations at UN form ‘Friends of the Family’ coalition to fight back on pro-abortion, pro-gay push

by John Smeaton Here's some encouraging news I'm hearing from the SPUC team at the Human Rights Council in Geneva: Many UN member countries, sick and tired of the constant bombardment from European and other first world member states about same-sex marriage, contraception and abortion, have established an informal…

Left Behind By Iranian Delegation in Geneva, Larijani Attacks the UN from Tehran

A leading Iranian official held a press conference in Tehran today attacking the UN Human Rights Council, the Secretary General, and the Special Rapporteur for their reports on cases of violations of human rights in Iran. Meanwhile, members of the Iranian delegation in Geneva and supporting NGOs spoke to the International Campaign for Human Rights [...]

End The Culture Of Impunity Over Sexual Violence

H.E. Yun Byung-se, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea (South Korea). This article is drawn from remarks at 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council on March 5. The Republic of Korea is a member of the UN Human Rights Council and the UN Security Council. Show More Summary

UN Members Strongly Criticize Executions and Lack of Basic Freedoms in Iran

At Monday's meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed presented his report on the situation of human rights in Iran. Following his presentation, representatives of member countries, NGOs, and the Iranian delegation offered their responses.

Modest Steps Taken to Date Are Yet to Translate into Needed Deep Reforms, Says UN Rapporteur

Today, March 17, 2014, Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran, officially presented his latest report to the UN Human Rights Council. Stating that he had met with representatives from the Iranian Judiciary and other government organizations in Geneva, Shaheed said, “the report before the Council demonstrates that [...]

“Personal attacks on UN Officials Show Iranians Not Free to Express Opinions,” Says Ahmed Shaheed

On Friday, March 14, 2014, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran, held a press conference at the UN in Geneva to discuss his new report to the Human Rights Council. When asked about his opinion on the personal attacks made on him and the UN by [...]

UN SEEKS DIPLOMATIC SOLUTION TO UKRAINE CRISIS

The United Nations continued efforts on multiple fronts to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine, with a senior human rights official holding meetings tin the capital, Kiev, while in New York, the Security Council held its sixth urgent session on the crisis, hearing the UN political chief stress that the path to a peaceful resolution is still […]

UN Rapporteur Slams Iran for Lack of Judiciary Independence and Execution Surge

Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, released his third report to the UN Human Rights Council today, emphasizing alarm over the surge in the number of executions, as well as lack of independence of the Iranian Judiciary. For his research the Special Rapporteur interviewed more than 130 [...]

For the Happiness of the Global Village

This post is adapted from a statement by H.E. Yun Byung-se, Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Korea, at the 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council on March 5, 2014. Mr. President, The Republic of Korea is a member of the UN Human Rights Council and the UN Security Council. Show More Summary

Venezuela opposition blasts FM's speech to UN

Henrique Capriles Radonski says briefing on protests by Elias Jaua Milano to UN Human Rights Council was "full of lies".

UN: World Must Act in North Korea

The international community must act on evidence that crimes against humanity are being committed in North Korea, says a long-awaited UN report. A panel of experts mandated by the UN's Human Rights Council said North Koreans had suffered "unspeakable atrocities", and that those responsible, including leader Kim Jong-un, must face justice. Show More Summary

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