Death sentences for apostasy, arbitrary detentions, extrajudicial killings, and systematic suppression of free speech are just some of the...
Antonio Guterres, who replaced Ban Ki-moon as UN secretary-general on January 1 should immediately treat the decay in the UN Human Rights Council. The whole of the UN is stained by the UNHRC's ineffectual response to the humanitarian...Show More Summary
GUEST: Blockchain isn’t just for fintech. Several organizations, such as Bitnation, are using it to assist those in dire need, such as refugees and victims of human trafficking. According to the UN Human Rights Council figures, 65 million people are currently displaced. That’s one in every 113 people in the world. The human trafficking industry is […]
The UN human rights council said Friday it will hold a special session on war-ravaged South Sudan next week, following a request from 40 nations led by the United States. The session is scheduled for December 14, two weeks after UN human...Show More Summary
China failed Friday to block a UN Security Council meeting called to discuss the human rights crisis in North Korea. China, backed by Angola, Egypt, Russia and Venezuela, voted to scrap the meeting, but nine other countries including Britain, France and the United States supported the move in the 15-member council. Senegal abstained.
The United Nations' Human Rights Council had a moment of silence on Monday for recently deceased former Cuban dictator Fidel...
By Emily Young, University of Michigan If change in international legal bodies is something we've asked for this week, the United Nations has responded promptly as Russia's standing invitation to the Human Rights Council, a table of forty-seven, has been rescinded. Show More Summary
A resolution puts in jeopardy a recent appointment by the Human Rights Council.
African countries on Friday demanded that the appointment of a new UN expert on LGBT rights be suspended, saying his mission to report on anti-gay violence had nothing to do with human rights. The UN Human Rights Council in late September...Show More Summary
When the Obama administration decided to reengage with the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2009, it did so with open eyes.
Iran has criticized the re-election of Saudi Arabia to the U.N. Human Rights Council. A Sunday report by the official IRNA news agency quotes Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi as saying that the election is, “the best indication that human rights is merely in direction of political interests.” Regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia have […]
14 countries were recently chosen to serve on the United Nations Human Rights Council, a forty-seven-member body. As usual, each country will serve a three-year term, from 2017 through 2019. Interestingly, Russia lost its bid for reelection. Show More Summary
Yesterday, for the first time since 2006, Russia failed to be re-elected for a spot on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) - which until July was chaired by none other than Saudi Arabia - after being narrowly beaten by Croatia in a vote. Show More Summary
The United Nations General Assembly voted Russia off the UN Human Rights Council on Friday, a stunning rebuke to the country which is increasingly being accused of war crimes over its actions in Syria. The 193-member General Assembly elected 14 members to the 47-nation council, the UN's main body charged...
Here is an update containing all the important current affairs for 29th October 2016. You can download the Important Current Affairs 29th October 2016 with pdf capsule too. Russia Voted off UN Human Rights Council Russia has lost its bid to become a member of the UN’s human rights council. Show More Summary
Russia on Friday failed to win re-election at the UN Human Rights Council during a vote that capped a campaign by rights groups to reject Moscow over its role in the war in Syria. The UN General Assembly elected Hungary and Croatia instead...Show More Summary
Submitted by Darius Shahtahmasebi via TheAntiMedia.org, More than 80 human rights groups and other related non-governmental organizations have called on the United Nations to drop Russia from the U.N. Human Rights Council over its military...Show More Summary
Air campaign in Syria's Aleppo has led to NGOs calling for UN member states to drop Russia from the Council.
Russian parliament members have labeled a recent call to exclude Russia from the UN Human Rights Council mere speculation, adding that the move reminds them of the biased approach to terrorists in Russia’s North Caucasus territories. Read Full Article at RT.com
Next Cold War Roundup 10/21/16 Civilians are used as human shields by jihadists in both Aleppo and Mosul. UN Human Rights Council voted for a war crimes inquiry in Syria. Russia produced evidence of a Belgian airstrike in Aleppo Kurdish village that killed civilians. Show More Summary