The United Nations’ top human rights forum on Friday condemned the involvement of foreign fighters in Syria’s civil war, singling out the pro-regime forces sent across the border by Lebanon’s Hezbollah. The 47-member UN Human Rights Council backed a resolution from the US, Britain, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, with 37 votes in favour, [...]
The Russian Foreign Ministry has described a resolution on Syria passed by the United Nations Human Rights Council as “biased” and said that it is an attempt to legitimize one particular Syrian opposition group.
On Monday morning, Anne Bayefsky was one of the few voices to oppose the anti-Israel madness of the execrable Richard Falk, the 9/11 Truther who is a Special Rapporteur at the UN Human Rights Council. The Human Rights Council, incidentally, is something the U.S. Show More Summary
What do Samantha Power, Obama’s nominee for UN Ambassador, and Richard Falk, UN Human Rights Council “expert” and Boston terror apologist, have in common? They both champion the United Nations’ human rights credentials and denigrate those of the United States. Show More Summary
Frank La Rue, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Opinion, has tabled a report (PDF) to the UN Human Rights Council that makes a connection between surveillance and free expression. This is a first in the...Show More Summary
The UN-backed expert group assigned to examine the Syria conflict has come out with another report, which provides important detail on the conflict. The UN's Human Rights Council created the ponderously named Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic in August 2011. Show More Summary
The wife of American Pastor Saeed Abedini, who is in an Iranian prison because of his Christian faith, will speak at the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday to seek member states' action on behalf of her husband, who has been tortured and is suffering from internal bleeding.
The United Nations’ Human Rights Council on Wednesday passed a resolution condemning the participation of foreign combatants on the side of the Syrian regime.
These robots would be able to, once activated, kill without human intervention. Christof Heyns, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, will address the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday and call for a worldwide moratorium on what he calls “lethal autonomous robotics” – weapons systems that, once activated, can [...]
Russian Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov criticized a draft resolution on Syria on Wednesday due to be considered by the United Nations Human Rights Council, saying it was a hindrance to forthcoming peace talks.
The UN Human Rights Council’s “human rights expert” Richard Falk has been enthusiastically welcomed in certain quarters after his obscene remarks on Boston’s “canaries” and justifiable “resistance” to “the American global dominationShow More Summary
Seventy-six countries continue to criminalize same-sex relations.
The UN Human Rights Council special rapporteur, Richard Falk, has provoked outrage by claiming in an essay in Foreign Policy Journal that American foreign policy was to blame for the Boston marathon bombings. He cites a couplet by WH Auden, "Those to whom evil is done / do evil in return", and asks "should we [...]
U.N. Human Rights Council Palestine monitor Richard Falk is arguing that the Boston Marathon bombing was carried out in "retribution" for U.S. military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, "American global dominion," and supposed Israeli influence of American foreign policy. Show More Summary
UN Human Rights Council “expert” Richard Falk has published a statement saying Bostonians got what they deserved in last week’s terror attack. He quotes W.H. Auden to make his point: "to whom evil is done/do evil in return.” RichardShow More Summary
by Hilary White GENEVA, April 5, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – National delegates to the March 7 meeting of the UN Human Rights Council have rejected a report prepared on the “right of the child to the highest attainable standard of health,” after being warned by pro-life campaigners that it was a threat…
Geneva, Switzerland (CFAM/LifeNews) — The Human Rights Council set aside a resolution to protect the family as member states focused instead on a controversial resolution which could expose children to early sexualization and abortion, and would undermine the rights of parents. Western nations did their best to make sure a resolution on “protection of the [...]
Valleta, Malta (CFAM/LifeNews) — The tiny island nation of Malta has been singled out as a human right abuser by legal experts in Europe in preparation for its next review by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Malta’s unforgivable offense is protecting human life in the womb. The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), a [...]
The Human Rights Council 22nd Session, which ended on March 22, was one of the most significant in the Council's short history. The packed agenda and vast portfolio of country situations and human rights issues addressed over the past...Show More Summary
Following his address at the Lowy Institute last Friday (podcast & video), Human Rights Executive Director Ken Roth sat down with the Lowy Institute's Michael Fullilove for a quick discussion on what Australia could achieve in its two-year...Show More Summary