Although an immediate withdrawal is not expected, the Trump administration is reportedly considering pulling out of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC). The HRC has been accused of bias against Israel and for including abusive governments… Read The post Trump Administration Considering Withdrawing From UN Human Rights Council appeared first on Towleroad.
Many actions taken by the UN Human Rights Council "contradict" American values, a senior US official said Wednesday amid speculation that Washington might quit the body over its treatment of Israel. The 47-member council opened its main...Show More Summary
Disregard for basic rights is a spreading "disease" with "the perverse phenomenon of populism" fuelling rising intolerance, the UN chief warned Monday as he opened the Human Rights Council's main session. The Geneva-based body was holding its first meeting with Washington's seat occupied by an envoy from President Donald Trump's government. Show More Summary
The United States will on Monday claim its seat at the UN Human Rights Council under the new presidency of Donald Trump, whose election has provoked deep concern over the body's future. Over its 11-year history, the council has comeShow More Summary
Hillel Neuer, Director of UN Watch provides a brief history of the UN Human Rights Council and how it has fallen from its initial high ideals into a political farce.
As the new U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took office earlier this month, HRC joined a group of human rights organizations in urging Tillerson and his staff to continue U.S. engagement with the United Nations Human Rights Council. The...Show More Summary
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...