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Clarifying Sri Lanka's Transitional Justice Commitments

With the recent passage of yet another UN Human Rights Council resolution on Sri Lanka -- dealing broadly with human rights, accountability and reconciliation -- now is an opportune time to clarify and explain how Sri Lanka's new government has said it will approach transitional justice. Show More Summary

Maduro Accuses US of Using Human Rights as Weapon Against Venezuela

US criticism of Venezuela's human rights record is a political weapon Washington uses against Caracas, the country's president, Nicolas Maduro, said at the UN Human Rights Council special meeting on Thursday.

UN May Act to Prevent Repeat of ‘Past Horrors’ in Burundi - UN Commissioner

UN Security Council (UNSC) could act effectively to prevent repetition of massacres and warfare in Burundi, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Hussein said.

Open letter from Iranian National Council to UN

This is an open letter from The Iranian National Council for Free Elections to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, this letter includes a brief summary of a monthly report on select cases of humans rights violations for April, May and June 2015. Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia Remains Adamant On The Beheading and Crucifixion Of Political Dissident

2 months agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We previously discussed the truly bizarre scene of having Saudi Arabia sit on the UN Human Rights Council despite being one of the most infamous violators of human rights. As if to remind the world of the crushing irony, Saudi Arabia has issued a statement telling the world that it has no business objecting to […]

UN Human Right Council Misses Chance to Deter Abuses in Yemen - HRW

Human Rights Watch slammed the UN Human Rights Council for failing to stop international law breaches in Yemen, where more than 21 million people desperately need humanitarian aid.

UN approves help for Sri Lanka war crimes probe

Human Rights Council urges international judges and lawyers to help ensure judicial process as part of reconciliation.

Wikileaks Exposes Secret Deal To Get Saudi Arabia On UN Human Rights Council

Submitted by Michaela Whitton via, Two years after the controversial appointment of Saudi Arabia to the U.N. Human Rights Council, leaked diplomatic cables have revealed the U.K. was a key player in the election of the Gulf State - despite the Saudis’ appalling human rights record. Show More Summary

UAE, Saudi Arabia Ensured UN to Only Consider Arab Resolution on Yemen

A number of Arab countries have succeeded in creating a situation where the UN Human Rights Council (OHCHR) is only considering their resolution on the settlement of the crisis in Yemen, local media reported on Thursday, citing sour...

David Cameron Behind a Dirty Deal with Saudi Regime Over Human Rights Seat

2 months agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Britain conducted secret vote-trading deals with Saudi Arabia to ensure both states were elected to the UN human rights council (UNHRC), according to leaked diplomatic cables. It doesn't matter how cynical you think you are; it doesn't matter how long...

REVEALED: UK, Saudi Conspired in Secret to Clinch UN Human Rights Seats

Many have wondered how Saudi Arabia, a nation with a deplorable human rights record, was elected to the UN human rights council in 2013. According to newly translated WikiLeaks cables, a "secret deal" with the British government played a key role.

THE CORRUPT COVERING UP FOR THE CORRUPT: Time to Dismantle the UN Human Rights Council….

THE CORRUPT COVERING UP FOR THE CORRUPT: Time to Dismantle the UN Human Rights Council.

Saudi Arabia’s Chairmanship of UNHRC Beheads Human Rights Idea

Last week, the UN appointed a representative of Saudi Arabia to lead the UN Human Rights Panel… Let us repeat this again – we learned that Saudi Arabia will chair the UN Human Rights Council panel and the US government gladly “welcomed” the appointment of its close ally.

After Beheading 100 People This Year, Saudi Arabia Joins UN Human Rights Council With US Support

Ali al-Nimr was arrested at 17 and is scheduled to be beheaded and then crucified. The post After Beheading 100 People This Year, Saudi Arabia Joins UN Human Rights Council With US Support appeared first on ThinkProgress.

US Welcomes News That Saudi Arabia Will Head UN Human Rights Panel

While many expressed outrage over Saudi Arabia’s appointment as head of a United Nations’ Human Rights Council panel, one nation has given its seal of approval. Despite the Kingdom’s deplorable rights record, the US State Department "welcomes" the UN’s decision.

Saudi UN Human Rights Panel Appointment Shows Money, Politics Trump Justice

Saudi Arabia's appointment to chair the Consultative Group of the United Nations Human Rights Council is "scandalous," and demonstrates that money and politics trump human rights in the international arena, according to human rights NGO UN Watch.

Appointment of Saudi Envoy to UN Human Rights Council Raises Concerns – NGO

A representative of Saudi Arabia, arguably one of the world’s worst countries with regard to human rights violations, has been appointed to the UN Human Rights Council. This immediately raised a wave of criticism.

How many dead civilians makes a war crime? Ask the UN, Israel, and Hamas.

 A few weeks ago, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) released a report alleging that Israel and Hamas committed war crimes during the 50-day conflict last summer in the Gaza Strip. While Israel has acknowledged that many Palestinian civilians were killed as a result of the war, it has denounced the allegations that it intentionally targeted […]

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