“Stop this madness now,” the UN human rights chief demanded at a special session of the UN Human Rights Council today on atrocities committed against the minority Rohingya Muslim population in northern Rakhine State of Myanmar, also known as Burma. Sympathetic delegates quickly agreed a resolution asked him to conduct urgent, time-bound and detailed inquiries [...]Show More Summary
Amnesty International and 34 other humanitarian groups on Monday called for the UN Human Rights Council to hold a special session on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. We "strongly support calls for a UN Human Rights Council special session...Show More Summary
Girls with disabilities are subjected to some very invasive medical procedures worldwide without their consent.
The Democratic Republic of Congo was elected to the UN Human Rights Council on Monday despite opposition from the United States and a leading rights group. DR Congo was among the 15 countries who won seats on the council during a vote at the UN General Assembly. Show More Summary
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley responded forcefully late Tuesday night to outrage over the news that the United States voted “no” (with the minority) on a resolution which was passed by the 47-member Human Rights Council condemning the use...Show More Summary
After a firestorm of criticism on Tuesday, U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert clarified the United States’ “no” vote on a resolution passed by the 47-member Human Rights Council condemning the use of the death penalty… Read The post U.S. Show More Summary
The United States on Tuesday voted “No” on a resolution passed by the 47-member Human Rights Council condemning the use of the death penalty in discriminatory fashion, in cases including homosexuality. Twenty-seven nations voted in favor… Read The post United States Votes ‘No’ on UN Resolution Condemning Death Penalty for Homosexuality appeared first on Towleroad.
Forbes reports: “Horrific laws” condemning people to death because of whom they love are the focus of a new international proposal. “The question of the death penalty” resolution to denounce the most severe punishment for consensual same-sex relations was passed on Friday by the 47-member United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Show More Summary
UN Human Rights Council agrees to send investigators to examine alleged human rights violations in the war-torn country.
The UN Human Rights Council agreed Friday to send war crimes investigators to Yemen, overcoming resistance from Saudi Arabia which sought to fend off an independent international probe. In a resolution adopted by consensus, the council...Show More Summary
The UN Human Rights Council was deadlocked Friday over whether to send war crimes investigators to Yemen, a move being pushed by some EU states but fiercely resisted by Saudi Arabia. A European Union resolution led by the Dutch and Canada,...Show More Summary
The UN Human Rights Council voted Friday to extend the mission of an international probe into atrocities in Burundi, overriding strong pushback from the government accused of crimes against humanity. The adoption of the European Union...Show More Summary
The UN decided Friday to extend an investigation into abuses committed in Myanmar, especially in Rakhine state, where violence has forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee. The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution tabled by the European Union calling for the international fact-finding mission to be given another six months. Show More Summary
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Two human rights groups accused the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday of ignoring large-scale "ethnic cleansing" of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing across the border to Bangladesh. Human Rights … Click to Continue »
Two leading human rights groups on Tuesday slammed the UN Security Council for inaction over the crisis in Myanmar, where 370,000 Rohingya Muslims have been forced to flee in a campaign described as ethnic cleansing. Human Rights Watch...Show More Summary
The top human rights official for the UN has dropped a damning charge on Myanmar: "ethnic cleansing." Addressing the agency's Human Rights Council, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said that Myanmar will not allow investigators to fully assess what's happening to the Muslim Rohingya community, "but the situation seems like a...
A UN report has slammed the UK for failing to tackle the "plague" of air pollution, while also warning of Brexit risks, ahead of the body's Human Rights Council opening Monday.
The government is ignoring requests from the UN Human Rights Council to change the barbaric practice.
The United Nations says Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won't attend a U.N. Human Rights Council meeting next week as originally planned. Council spokesman Rolando Gomez said in an email Tuesday … Click to Continue »