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Trump Administration Considering Withdrawing From UN Human Rights Council

49 minutes agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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.

US envoy says UN rights body at odds with American values

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

Rights breaches spreading like 'disease': UN chief

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

With Trump at helm, US takes seat at UN rights council

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

Has the UN Human Rights Council Lost Its Way?

3 days agoReligion / Judaism : Aish.com

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.

HRC Calls for Continued Engagement at the UN Human Rights Council

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

The List of Countries on the UN's 2017 Human Rights Council Is Unreal

Death sentences for apostasy, arbitrary detentions, extrajudicial killings, and systematic suppression of free speech are just some of the...

UNHRC decay needs urgent treatment

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

Blockchain and humanitarian causes: Helping those who need it most

3 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

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 […]

UN rights council calls special S.Sudan session next week

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 fails to block UN meeting on N. Korea rights abuses

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.

Not The Onion: The UN's Human Rights Council Just Held A Moment of Silence For...Fidel Castro

The United Nations' Human Rights Council had a moment of silence on Monday for recently deceased former Cuban dictator Fidel...

I've Got 99 Problems With International Law, And Russia As A Permanent Member Of UN Security Council Is One

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

UN May Lose LGBT Rights Watchdog After Assembly Vote

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

A resolution puts in jeopardy a recent appointment by the Human Rights Council.

African states demands UN suspend LGBT expert

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

Taking the Measure of U.S. #GlobalLeadership on the UN Human Rights Council

When the Obama administration decided to reengage with the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2009, it did so with open eyes.

Iran slams Saudi re-election to UN human rights council (UNHRC)

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 […]

America's Smart Move At The UN Human Rights Council

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

Russia Kicked Out Of UN Human Rights Council; Saudi Arabia Reelected

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

Russia Voted Off UN Human Rights Council

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...

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