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UK Politicians to Urge PM to Oppose Riyadh's UN Human Rights Council Membership

UK politicians and nongovernmental organizations are expected to call on UK Prime Minister Theresa May to vote against Riyadh's membership in the UN Human Rights Council, local media reported Friday.

UN Commission Expresses Concern Over Syrian Civilians Trapped in Aleppo

The UN Human Rights Council's (UNHRC) Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic on Tuesday expressed concern over the safety of civilians caught in Syria's Aleppo amid increasing violence in the are...

Over 220 UN Police to Monitor Human Rights Situation in Burundi

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution allowing the deployment of over 220 police officers in the conflict-torn country.

Ethiopia: Human Rights Leadership at the UN Security Council Requires Human Rights at Home

This is Ethiopia’s third stint on the UNSC and in a congratulatory message, Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Tedros Adhanom, said the election is a clear indication that the country has won the respect and trust of the world.

UK May Vote to Reelect Saudi ‘Child Killers’ to UN Human Rights Council

London may help Riyadh return to the UN Human Rights Council despite a troubling United Nations report linking the Saudi regime to hospital and schoolhouse bombings in Yemen.

IRL: July 5, 2016 | Internet Declared Basic Human Right, KD Signs With Golden State & Other News

Out in the real world news is happening and here are the highlights. The internet is now a basic human right The UN’s Human Rights Council recently passed a non-binding resolution in June that declared internet access a basic human right, condemning governments that take steps to restrict their citizens’ web access. Although this highlights how […]

Call Your ISP: UN Declares Internet Service Interruptions Are Human Rights Violations - OK, it's a bit more complicated than that.

2 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

The UN Human Rights Council has declared that the Internet is protected free expression under article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Specifically, their non-binding resolution took issue with some countries' "measures...Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia Has No Place on the U.N. Human Rights Council

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Ten years since it was first created, the UN Human Rights Council is facing a stark moment of truth. The credibility of the world’s top human rights body, which was set up to ensure that it is able to effectively address human rights...Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia Issue Puts Credibility of UN Human Rights Council in Question

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have called on the United Nations General Assembly to suspend Saudi Arabia from the Humans Rights Council until Riyadh stops its deadly bombing raids in Yemen, which have caused the deaths of more than 3,000 civilians.

HRC Hails UN for Creating Envoy Position Dedicated to Worldwide LGBTQ Safety and Equality

HRC hailed today’s groundbreaking vote by the United Nations Human Rights Council creating the first-ever UN position dedicated to combating violence and discrimination against LGBTQ people worldwide. The effort to establish the independent...Show More Summary

Groups Urge UN to Oust Saudi ‘Child Killers’ From Human Rights Council

Citing systematic abuses in Yemen, two leading human rights groups have demanded that Riyadh be removed from its United Nation’s post that focuses on the rights and well-being of civilians.

3 Ways Saudi Arabia Is Abusing Human Rights – and How They’re Getting Away With It

Amnesty International is calling for Saudi Arabia to be suspended from the UN Human Rights Council – here’s why. 1. Crackdown on activists Saudi Arabia has continued a sweeping crackdown on human rights activists. All of the country’s prominent and … Please continue reading.

Pro-Life Advocate Demolishes Abortion in UN Speech: “Every Human Being Has a Right to Life”

Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life’s Global Outreach program (MCCL GO) addressed a session of the United Nation’s Human Rights Council today in Geneva. Mary Langlois, representing the organization, made the case that legalized abortion is not necessary to ensure women’s health and is not required under international law. Show More Summary

Russia Urges UN Human Rights Council to Make Report on Nusra Front Crimes

Moscow calls on the UN Human Rights Council's Commission of Inquiry on Syria to prepare a report on crimes committed by al-Nusra Front militant group, Russia's Permanent Mission to the United Nations said Tuesday.

Postcard from UN: Yemen Under Fire

This is the second year I am invited to speak about the war in Yemen at a side event during the UN Human Rights Council annual session. Nothing has changed since last year except the expansion of the catastrophic humanitarian situation, an increase in the atrocities committed by all warring sides, and the UN failing Yemeni children. Show More Summary

Why is the UN Human Rights Council Not Concerned About Slavery?

The relentless concentration of effort and energy against the Jewish State has meant neglecting almost entirely one of the world’s real great evils -- slavery.

#GlobalLeadership: A Record of U.S. Engagement at the UN Human Rights Council

In 2009, President Obama decided that the United States should seek election to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), a body with a decidedly mixed record of success in promoting and protecting human rights.

UN Human Rights Council Plans to Target Ireland for Protecting Unborn Children From Abortion

Pro-life supporters in Ireland are not surprised at reports that the United Nations plans to facilitate further attacks on the country’s constitutional pro-life laws when the Human Rights Council meets in Geneva next week as part of its Universal Periodic Review into the human rights records of Member States. It is becoming something of a […]

UN Human Rights Council to create ‘blacklist’ database of settlement businesses

The United Nations Human Rights Council will “produce a database of all business enterprises” operating in Israel’s settlements in territory occupied in 1967. The company blacklist was approved as part of a series of five resolutions...Show More Summary

UN to Vote on Database of All Businesses dealing with illegal Israeli Squatter Settlements

TeleSur | – – The U.N. resolution, which angered EU countries, says certain companies and enterprises are helping the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements. The United Nations Human Rights Council will vote…

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