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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

2 weeks 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 »

Maduro cancels Human Rights Council appearance in Geneva: UN

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has cancelled a scheduled appearance at the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) next week, a UN spokesman said Tuesday, without giving a reason. "Please note that per information the HRC Secretariat just received, President Maduro of Venezuela will not address the Human Rights Council. Show More Summary

Human rights groups demand inquiry into Yemen war abuses

Letter to UN human rights council from coalition of 62 organisations calls for investigation of airstrikes that have destroyed schools, hospitals and homes Human rights groups have urged the UN to establish an independent inquiry into abuses during the Yemen conflict, which has spiralled into the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Show More Summary

Veteran prosecutor to quit UN Syria human rights probe

Carla del Ponte said a lack of political backing from the UN Security Council had made the job impossible.

US opposes seat for DRCongo at UN rights council

The United States on Wednesday berated African countries for backing a bid by the Democratic Republic of Congo to win a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, saying the move would fuel the conflict in the African country. The Geneva-based...Show More Summary

Is This Why The UN Human Rights Council Is Silent As Venezuelans Die Oppressed Under Socialism?

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, The United Nations Human Rights Council has been silent on the death of Venezuelans at the hands of their democratic socialist government. The UN has sided with death, but that isn’t surprising,...Show More Summary

UN to send experts to probe DR Congo violence

The UN Human Rights Council on Friday decided to send a group of experts to Democratic Republic of Congo to help investigate an explosion of deadly violence in the Kasai region. A council resolution called on the UN rights office toShow More Summary

US refuses to back UN on abortion access in human rights resolution

Washington supports ‘the spirit’ of a UN resolution calling for women’s access to reproductive healthcare but ‘does not recognize abortion’ as a method The UN Human Rights Council has unanimously adopted a resolution condemning abuse and discrimination of women, but Washington refused to back one paragraph mentioning access to safe abortions. Show More Summary

Nikki Haley warns US may pull out of UN Human Rights Council over 'anti-Israel bias'

4 months agoNews : Trending Now

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the US is "reviewing its participation" in the Human Rights Council over what said is the group's "chronic anti-Israel bias". The Geneva-based Council made up of 47 member countries...Show More Summary

LGBTQ Issues Focus of Attention at UN Human Rights Council

Earlier today, Vitit Muntarbhorn, the newly appointed United Nations Independent Expert for the protection of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), delivered his first report to the UN Human...Show More Summary

US envoy Haley berates UN rights council, demands reforms

U.S. President Donald Trump's ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday berated the U.N.'s top human rights body, calling it a "forum for politics, hypocrisy and evasion" that allows rights … Click to Continue »

U.S. may leave UN Human Rights Council over 'anti-Israel' bias

4 months agoNews : NY Daily News

A top White House official is expected to signal that the U.S. is considering withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council.

UN human rights chief calls for end to Israel's occupation of Palestine

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein’s comments come as Israel celebrates 50 years since six-day war and US threatens to pull out of human rights council The UN’s top human rights official has marked the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the...Show More Summary

Get abusive regimes off UN rights council: US envoy

US envoy Nikki Haley on Tuesday urged the United Nations Human Rights Council to throw out abusive regimes and end what she called its "anti-Israel bias", warning that its credibility was at stake. Haley did not explicitly threaten to...Show More Summary

US ambassador has message for 'corrupt' UN rights body

GENEVA (AP) — Weeks after becoming U.S. President Donald Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley described the U.N.'s Human Rights Council as "so corrupt." Expect some sparks to fly, then, when she addresses that body for the first time.

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