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Stop this madness now: UN on Rohingya crisis

“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

Aid groups urge UN rights council session on Rohingya crisis

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

UN Human Rights Expert Warns Council of Widespread Forced Sterilization, Abortion on Girls with Disabilities

Girls with disabilities are subjected to some very invasive medical procedures worldwide without their consent.

DR Congo wins seat on UN rights council despite US opposition

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

Nikki Haley Wrongly Said Obama Vote on UN Resolution Denouncing Death Penalty for Gays Was Same as Trump Vote

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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

U.S. Clarifies ‘No’ Vote on UN Resolution Condemning Death Penalty for Homosexuality: There Were ‘Broader Concerns’

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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

United States Votes ‘No’ on UN Resolution Condemning Death Penalty for Homosexuality

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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.

UN Human Rights Council Condemns Death Penalty For Homosexuality, United States Votes Against Resolution

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

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

Who has committed war crimes in Yemen?

UN Human Rights Council agrees to send investigators to examine alleged human rights violations in the war-torn country.

UN agrees to send war crimes investigators to Yemen

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

Stalemate at UN rights council over Yemen war crimes probe

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

UN rights council extends Burundi abuses probe

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

UN extends probe of Myanmar violence

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

Rights groups say UN council ignores Rohingya 'cleansing'

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 »

Rights groups slam UN council inaction over Myanmar crisis

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

UN's Human Rights Chief Just Went There on Myanmar

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...

UN slams UK government over 'plague' of air pollution

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.

Finland Continues To Force Trans People To Get Sterilized

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

The government is ignoring requests from the UN Human Rights Council to change the barbaric practice.

Venezuela leader won't attend UN rights council meeting

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 »

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