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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…

NGOs Knock Down UK for Refusing to Accept UN's Ruling on Assange Detention

NGOs at the United Nations Human Rights Council have hit out at the UK for making "offensive remarks" and setting a "dangerous precedent" by refusing to take the advice from a UN working group which ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was being "arbitrarily detained."

RT Urges UN to Probe Alleged Mass Killing of Kurds in Turkey

The RT television channel on Thursday called on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to investigate reported mass murder of Kurds in south-eastern Turkey, according to a petition launched by the broadcaster.

UN Inquiry Panel Acknowledges Russia's Commitment to Syrian Peace Process

The decision to withdraw Russian forces from Syria is a sign of President Putin's commitment, the head of a UN Human Rights Council's independent inquiry commission on Syria said Tuesday.

UN Not Prepared to Wait to Bring War Crimes Charges for Syria Actions

Those responsible for committing war crimes in Syria should be held accountable, justice should not wait for the final peace deal between the warring sides, the chair of the UN Human Rights Council's commission of inquiry on Syria said in a statement Tuesday.

Ceasefire Allows Daily Life in Syria to Return to Normal

Ceasefire regime in Syria will assist the local population to return to their ordinary life, the chair of the UN Human Rights Council's commission of inquiry on Syria said in a statement on Tuesday.

Why The UN Human Rights Mechanisms Must Continue to Monitor Iran’s Human Rights Situation

Why the United Nations Human Rights Council must ensure the special rapporteur and other mechanisms can continue  to monitor Iran’s human rights situation?

UNSC to Hold Informal Meeting on Human Rights in Crimea Next Week - Source

UN Security Council members will hold an informal meeting on the human rights situation in Crimea on March 18, a UN source told RIA Novosti.

UN Appreciates Iran's Cooperation With International Bodies

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Hussein noted on Friday a high level of cooperation between Tehran and international organizations during a meeting with Iran's Secretary General of Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani in Geneva, local media reported.

The Importance of Human Rights Leadership

Yesterday in Geneva, I had the honor of representing the United States at the UN Human Rights Council on its 10th anniversary.

Obama Uses UN to Advance Human Rights Everywhere Except US - Advocacy Group

The Obama administration has leveraged its participation in the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to promote human rights abroad while neglecting to apply these same values domestically, especially by failing to hold torturers accountable, a US advocacy group said in a post on Wednesday.

North Korea to Boycott UN Human Rights Council Session

North Korea will boycott the ongoing UN Human Rights Council session, and will not be bound by its resolutions which single Pyongyang out, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday.

US Seeks Reduction of Anti-Israel 'Fixation' in Bid to Rejoin UNHRC

The US Department of State said Monday that the country took aim at the anti-Israel bias in the United Nations in a campaign to renew its membership in the UN Human Rights Council.

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