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Rebels Shell Civilians in Aleppo to Prevent Escape; UN Begins War Crimes Inquiry

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

African press review 1 October 2016

The UN Human Rights Council decides to take a hard look at killings and torture in Burundi. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says it is unable to confirm claims by Amnesty International that Sudanese government forces had used toxic arms in Darfur. And Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini gets off the hook on hate speech charges.

Cultural rights and the protection of cultural heritage

The UN Human Rights Council "noting with deep concern the organized looting, smuggling, theft and illicit trafficking in cultural property that could undermine the full enjoyment of cultural rights, and are contrary to internationalShow More Summary

UN Appoints First Expert To Protect LGBT People From Discrimination

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday appointed its first independent investigator to help protect homosexual and transgender people worldwide from violence and discrimination. The United Nations...Show More Summary

Atheist Ireland Tells UN Human Rights Council About Nation’s Church/State Separation Problem

Atheist Ireland just became the first explicitly non-theistic advocacy group to speak in front of the full UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, and leaders of the group used the opportunity to denounce their nation's blasphemy laws, ban on abortion, and religious discrimination in public schools.

UN Human Rights Council: Police killings of black men in US reminiscent of lynching

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Police killings of black people in the United States are reminiscent of lynchings and the government must do far more to protect them, a United Nations working group says in a report that will be debated at the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday. The hard-hitting criticism – drawing a...

Renewed calls for inquiry into alleged human rights violations in Yemen

Dutch appeal to UN human rights council for independent investigation into conduct of 15-month conflict between Yemeni government and Houthi rebels Calls for an independent investigation into alleged breaches of humanitarian law in Yemen...Show More Summary

Sri Lanka: Is Transitional Justice in Trouble?

The UN Human Rights Council's (HRC) 33rd session began on Tuesday and Sri Lanka is on the agenda. The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) is set to officially release a report on the island nation. TheShow More Summary

100 Prominent Iranians Ask UN to Declare 1988 Massacre “Crime Against Humanity”

In a letter to the United Nations Human Rights Council and the International Criminal Court, one hundred Iranians living outside Iran, including several prominent civil, academic, and human rights figures, have asked for the recognition of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s prison massacre of 1988 as a crime against humanity. According to the authors of […]

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.

4 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

4 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

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