We previously discussed the truly bizarre scene of having Saudi Arabia sit on the UN Human Rights Council despite being one of the most infamous violators of human rights. As if to remind the world of the crushing irony, Saudi Arabia has issued a statement telling the world that it has no business objecting to […]
Human Rights Watch slammed the UN Human Rights Council for failing to stop international law breaches in Yemen, where more than 21 million people desperately need humanitarian aid.
Human Rights Council urges international judges and lawyers to help ensure judicial process as part of reconciliation.
Submitted by Michaela Whitton via TheAntiMedia.org, Two years after the controversial appointment of Saudi Arabia to the U.N. Human Rights Council, leaked diplomatic cables have revealed the U.K. was a key player in the election of the Gulf State - despite the Saudis’ appalling human rights record. Show More Summary
A number of Arab countries have succeeded in creating a situation where the UN Human Rights Council (OHCHR) is only considering their resolution on the settlement of the crisis in Yemen, local media reported on Thursday, citing sour...
Britain conducted secret vote-trading deals with Saudi Arabia to ensure both states were elected to the UN human rights council (UNHRC), according to leaked diplomatic cables. It doesn't matter how cynical you think you are; it doesn't matter how long...
Many have wondered how Saudi Arabia, a nation with a deplorable human rights record, was elected to the UN human rights council in 2013. According to newly translated WikiLeaks cables, a "secret deal" with the British government played a key role.
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Last week, the UN appointed a representative of Saudi Arabia to lead the UN Human Rights Panel… Let us repeat this again – we learned that Saudi Arabia will chair the UN Human Rights Council panel and the US government gladly “welcomed” the appointment of its close ally.
Ali al-Nimr was arrested at 17 and is scheduled to be beheaded and then crucified. The post After Beheading 100 People This Year, Saudi Arabia Joins UN Human Rights Council With US Support appeared first on ThinkProgress.
While many expressed outrage over Saudi Arabia’s appointment as head of a United Nations’ Human Rights Council panel, one nation has given its seal of approval. Despite the Kingdom’s deplorable rights record, the US State Department "welcomes" the UN’s decision.
Saudi Arabia's appointment to chair the Consultative Group of the United Nations Human Rights Council is "scandalous," and demonstrates that money and politics trump human rights in the international arena, according to human rights NGO UN Watch.
A representative of Saudi Arabia, arguably one of the world’s worst countries with regard to human rights violations, has been appointed to the UN Human Rights Council. This immediately raised a wave of criticism.
A few weeks ago, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) released a report alleging that Israel and Hamas committed war crimes during the 50-day conflict last summer in the Gaza Strip. While Israel has acknowledged that many Palestinian civilians were killed as a result of the war, it has denounced the allegations that it intentionally targeted […]
On July 3rd, the top choice for the UN's first digital privacy investigator, Katrin Nyman-Metcalf, was rejected by the German president of the Human Rights Council (UNHRC), who cited complaints from activist groups that she was not a...Show More Summary
The US was the only country in the world to oppose a resolution calling for Israel to be held accountable for war crimes, at the 29th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, held from 15 June to 3 July 2015. The US voted against “ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of international law in” the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
The Guardian: The Estonian picked as the United Nation’s first digital privacy investigator was blocked on Friday by the German president of the UN Human Rights Council, after activist groups said she would not be a strong enough critic...Show More Summary
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blamed the UN Human Rights Council for adopting a resolution that accepted a report on war crimes the document said were committed by both Israel and Hamas in the summer of 2014.
Cruz Calls For US To Quit UN Rights Body Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz called Friday for the U.S. to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), after the body voted to condemn Israel’s conduct during the 2014 war in Gaza. The U.S. was the only country to vote...