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US to hold UN human rights meeting _ after deal with Russia

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley was determined to hold a Security Council meeting on the importance of human rights to international peace and security and it will happen on Tuesday — … Click to Continue »

US clashes with Russia on UN human rights debate

Russia threw up a hurdle Monday in a US plan to hold a high-profile debate later this month on human rights during the US presidency of the UN Security Council. US Ambassador Nikki Haley wants to schedule the human rights debate for April 18, but the council adopted a program of work for the month without putting it on the agenda. Show More Summary

US and Russia clash over US attempt to debate rights at UN

The United States and Russia clashed Monday over a U.S. attempt to have the Security Council debate human rights violations as a major cause of conflict for the first time … Click to Continue »

Israel slashes UN funding by $2 million over bias

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Tel Aviv (dpa) – Israel will cut 2 million dollars from its UN dues in response to “anti-Israel” resolutions passed by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the Foreign Ministry confirmed Thursday. The funds will be diverted to development projects in “friendly”...

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 »

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.

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 »

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

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

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 »

EU Is Once Again Failing To Stop Genocide

The European Union has historically taken a lead on issues related to Myanmar at the UN Human Rights Council. And yet now, at it’s most critical juncture when the Rohingya need external assistance more than ever as the various security...Show More Summary

Rights groups to UN: Impose sanctions on Burundi officials

Nearly 20 human rights groups are urging the United Nations Security Council to impose targeted sanctions against officials accused of gross human rights violations in Burundi. The 19 organizations include … Click to Continue »

Myanmar 'unlikely' to face UN probe on Rohingya abuses

Contrary to the UN Human Rights Council proposals, EU diplomats say they prefer existing mechanism to probe abuses.

Rights groups urge UN sanctions for Burundi officials

Rights groups on Wednesday urged the UN Security Council to impose "targeted sanctions" on Burundian officials over alleged human rights violations there, in an open letter published online. The letter, penned by Human Rights Watch and...Show More Summary

North Korean Human Rights: It's Time To End Impunity For Human Rights Violators

Following is a statement I delivered at the 34th Session of the High-Level Segment of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland on 27 February 2017 Mr. President, Since we met in this august chamber last March, the international community has made diverse efforts to promote and protect human rights and dignity around the globe. Show More Summary

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