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N Korea furious over UN human rights ruling

UN General Assembly askes Security Council to refer North Korea to the ICC in The Hague over alleged rights abuses.

UN Advocates Prosecuting North Korea for Gross Rights Abuses

A key U.N. panel condemned human rights atrocities in North Korea and recommended the Security Council refer the abuses to the International Criminal Court - but that isn't going to happen in the foreseeable future. Still, North Korea...Show More Summary

Mike Brown Sr. Calls on US to End to Racial Discrimination at UN Human Rights Body

Mike Brown, Sr. traveled to Geneva this week to speak to the United Nations Human Rights Body. The UN Human Rights Council consists of a collection of reputable regimes including Algeria, indonesia, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Cuba. Mike Brown, … Continue reading ?

Put North Korea on trial for crimes against humanity says UN inquiry

The UN Security Council should sue North Korea in the International Criminal Court (ICC) for ongoing crimes against humanity, the UN’s top investigator said. He urged firm action against the regime’s long list of human rights violations against almost all the country’s 24 million people, including arbitrary detention, torture, executions and prisons camps. “This would [...]Show More Summary

UN Human Rights Council acknowledges contribution of sport to human rights promotion

The report states: “Sport and the Olympic ideal can also be a means to advance the cause of peace, promote development and combat all forms of discrimination. Sport is important in promoting human rights worldwide through interaction between different people and races. Show More Summary

Journalists’ safety and the UN – Jessica Allen

Resolution A/HRC/27/L.7 on the Safety of Journalists by the UN Human Rights Council Another day, another dead journalist; or so seems to be the trend in the media profession following recent news of the brutal beheading of an Israeli-American journalist, Stephen Sotloff, by Islamic State militants in Syria on 2nd September 2014. This Resolution seeks to […]

Blog: Responsibility to end impunity rests with UN member states

Today marked an important step in efforts to protect journalists, with the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva unanimously adopting a new resolution on the safety of journalists. Resolution 27/L7 reiterates, and strengthens the 2012 resolution (A/HRC/RES/21/12) agreed on by the same body....

Mass Atrocity Monday, 9/22/2014

Earlier this year, a commission of inquiry established by the UN Human Rights Council issued a devastating report on human rights in North Korea. In addition to estimating that between 80,000 and 120,000 North Koreans are currently being held in … Continue reading ?

UN Condemns Iran for Beatings, Abuse of Jailed Christian Pastor Saeed Abedini

The United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention strongly condemned Iran for jailing American pastor Saeed Abedini. He is currently serving his second year of an eight year sentence because he practiced his Christianity in the Muslim country. Show More Summary

United Nations Under Pressure to Protect ‘Traditional Families’ Over Individual Rights

Anti-gay countries are trying to use the UN’s Human Rights Council to exempt themselves from LGBT rights obligations. The post United Nations Under Pressure to Protect ‘Traditional Families’ Over Individual Rights appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Vatican Calls Out Islamic State, Boko Haram for 'Contemporary Slavery'

“We must break the silence” on the shameful scourge of contemporary slavery, said archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi yesterday in Geneva at the 27th session of the UN Human Rights Council. Tomasi is the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations Office in Geneva. Show More Summary

UN starts ISIS investigation that will inevitably blame global warming

Written by Doug Powers On Tuesday, ISIS beheaded another American journalist, and the JV team will now be the focus of the United Nations: The United Nations Human Rights Council decided Monday to send a fact-finding team to Iraq to investigate possible war crimes by Islamic extremists after hearing senior human rights officials detail mass […]

UN body to probe Islamic State crimes in Iraq

Human Rights Council decides to send team to investigate abuses and crimes, including massacres and forced conversions.

Railroading Israel again

Before Israel or Hamas signed a ceasefire agreement, the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva assembled a kangaroo court led by a blatantly anti-Israel judge to investigate international law abuses.

Israel and its advocates have a new target in sight: Head of UN inquiry William Schabas

Israel and its supporters are pivoting to their next adversary: the United Nations Human Rights Council and William Schabas, who has been tapped to lead the inquiry. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach has already issued an advertisement printed in...Show More Summary

George Clooney Fiancée Turns Down UN Post, Remains Anti-Israel

On Monday, George Clooney's fiancée, Lebanese-born international lawyer Amal Alamuddin, turned down an appointment to serve on a special three-person panel for the United Nations Human Rights Council. However, she did not turn the position...Show More Summary

Israel PM says UN rights body legitimises 'terror groups'

Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out Wednesday at the UN Human Rights Council, accusing it of granting "legitimacy to terror organisations" by investigating Israel for alleged war crimes in Gaza.

Israel Slams UN Human Rights Council Choosing 'Anti-Israel' Lawyer to Head Gaza Conflict Inquiry

Israel has strongly spoken out against the appointment of Canadian international lawyer William Schabas to head the U.N. Human Rights Council's inquiry into the Gaza conflict, accusing the lawyer of setting himself against the Jewish state and suggesting that the commission has already indicated it will have an anti-Israel bias.

Palestinians say UN probe will prove Israel war crimes

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said Tuesday a probe by the UN Human Rights Council will prove Israel committed war crimes and violated humanitarian law during its Gaza offensive. Speaking after Israel complained that the...Show More Summary

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