Once again, the Human Rights Council has been hijacked to promote the agendas of states who are trying to undermine the very same human rights the UN is supposed to protect. A recently circulated draft resolution on “protection of the...Show More Summary
The Free Beacon reported: “U.S. Gen. Charles Wald, the leader of a task force of retired senior U.S. military officers who studied and reported on the 2014 Gaza War, issued a statement Monday denouncing the U.N. Human Rights Council’s report on that conflict.” “He claims that the report is unbalanced and uneducated, referring to other, similar […]
Ban Ki-moon praised the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for its effective work in human rights.
The New York Times report on the UN Human Rights Council report on Gaza conflict equates numbers of Palestinian rockets fired to Israeli air strikes, and leaves out Israeli death toll (72 to 2251 Palestinian deaths) in dishonest effort to equate the suffering during the war
Israeli prime minister says Human Rights Council does "everything but worry about human rights"
WASHINGTON -- The Israeli and U.S. governments have launched a campaign to preemptively discredit a forthcoming United Nations Human Rights Council report on possible war crimes committed during last summer’s Gaza war. The report, scheduled...Show More Summary
On Wednesday, Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye will present his report on international legal protection for encryption and anonymity to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The report is an important contribution to the security conversation at a time when some Western leaders are...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed an upcoming report by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on alleged war crimes committed during last summer's war in Gaza, branding it "a baseless political attack aimedShow More Summary
"Gay rights" is a radical imposition of the decadent West, a neocolonial conspiracy, and an affront to moral societies. Or so we are likely to hear, now that the Human Rights Council of the United Nations has released a new report on...Show More Summary
Despite an abysmal human rights record, Saudi Arabia reportedly hopes to chair the UN’s Human Rights Council, a test of how far money can go in buying the world’s silence and acquiescence, as Jonathan Marshall describes. By Jonathan Marshall It’s hard to be shocked by anything that happens in the Middle East, but this act of…
At the beginning of 2016, leadership of the United Nations Human Rights Council will be given to a new nation. One party aggressively seeking that role is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a nation with one of the most deplorable human rights record on the planet.
Saudi Arabia plans to bid to become the head of the UN Human Rights Council.
An historic delegation from HRC traveled to Geneva to participate in the Universal Periodic Review, a United Nations process in which the human rights record of every country in the world is assessed by the UN Human Rights Council.
A new UN Human Rights Council report reveals hundreds of major human rights violations in the United States, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Human Rights Program Director Jamil Dawar said in a statement.
In a discussion at the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, delegates from countries across the world raised the issue of racial profiling by US police.
In the news The drowning of several hundred migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean has dominated headlines in recent weeks, prompting a special meeting of the European Council on 23 April. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has called for ‘a robust search-and-rescue operation in the Central Mediterranean, not only a border patrol’. Under the ECHR, migrants […]
Human Rights Monitoring Will Continue March 27, 2015—The United Nations Human Rights Council voted today to renew the mandate of Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, signaling the international community’s continued concern over the state of human rights in Iran. The resolution to renew the mandate […]
Hey, you know what would be a fantastic idea? Lifting sanctions against countries like Russia, Iran, and North Korea! The U.N. Human Rights Council this week will appoint an official
As the Russian delegation on the 28th UN Human Rights Council regular session stated, racial discrimination and xenophobia were still present at many democratic countries.
Israeli envoy fails to attend UN Human Rights Council special session on Palestinian territories and 2014 Gaza conflict.