Add another one to the inappropriate reactions pile. Richard Falk, a Princeton professor emeritus and United Nations official working at the U.N. Human Rights Council, is under fire for an essay he penned pointing the finger at "the American global domination project" for the Boston Marathon bombings last week. Show More Summary
This past weekend LGBT activists from more than a dozen Asian countries met in Kathmandu to strategize for this summer’s meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The meeting was also attended by representatives from the Nepali government, including Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare Riddhi Baba Pradhan, who said the gathering “proves [...]
There was no doubt that the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) would pass the U.S.-backed resolution against Sri Lanka for its treatment of the Tamil minority. After keeping many guessing how it would vote, India ended up supporting the motion, alongside 24 other countries. Show More Summary
(March 22, 2013) The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran welcomes the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 26 to 2 vote to extend the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran for the third consecutive year. The Campaign also urged Iranian authorities to cooperate with the Special Rapporteur and allow him to enter the country.
(GENEVA) — The United Nations’ top human rights body unanimously approved Thursday a formal probe into North Korea for possible crimes against humanity. The 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council signed off on the resolution backed by the U.S., Japan and the European Union that authorizes an investigation into what U.N. Show More Summary
In an oral statement delivered to the United Nations Human Rights Council, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) expressed extreme concern “at the rampant culture of impunity and lack of accountability that protects and encourages acts of torture” in Iran. Show More Summary
This week, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran joined 16 other human rights organizations in a joint letter asking the United Nations Human Rights Council to renew the mandate Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights in Iran Ahmed Shaheed.
The United Nations Human Rights Council released a report in which the Committee against Torture (CAT) equates restrictions and absolute bans on abortion as "torture and ill-treatment" of woman.
United Nations Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed elicited a blustering response from the Iranian delegation when he presented the findings of his most recent report on the situation of human rights in Iran to the Human Rights Council yesterday. Show More Summary
This week, a team from the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), the ACLJ’s international affiliate, presented Pastor Saeed Abedini’s case before the U.N. Human Rights Council. This meeting presented a critical opportunity to elevate Pastor Saeed’s case in the international arena on behalf of this imprisoned pastor, a U.S. Show More Summary
So, about that $85 billion in sequester money... why don't we just start pulling some of our funding from the United Nations? As the world...
One year ago, the ACLU's Amy Fettig stood before the United Nations Human Rights Council to condemn the use of solitary confinement in the United States. In a written statement also submitted to the Council last year, the ACLU expressed serious concern over the imposition of the death penalty across the nation. Show More Summary
Atheists, humanists and freethinkers face widespread discrimination around the world with expression of their views criminalized and subject in some countries to capital punishment, the United Nations was told on Monday.
(Eugene Kontorovich) Despite the recent United Nations Human Rights Council’s report, France and many other European countries are against attempts to revive a peace process to end the occupation and remove settlements. They prefer a “long-term stalemate” (which sounds like Boogie Yaalon’s “long term conflict management plan“). Show More Summary
Yesterday, Israel refused to attend a United Nations Human Rights Council review of its human rights record becoming the first country ever to boycott the Universal Periodic Review process.
The Obama Administration is urging Israel to subject itself to a review by the notoriously anti-Israel United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Although Israel is required as a member of the UN to undergo Universal Periodic Reviews of its...Show More Summary
According to recent reports, since 2006 the United Nation’s Human Rights Council has condemned Israel 32 times by resolutions, amounting to 48 percent of that body's resolutions. Compare that with Sudan’s human-rights abuses, about which it has expressed "deep concern" but no condemnation. Show More Summary
(UN Human Rights Council logo: Wikipedia) The United nations is counseling their member nations that the use of contraception and abortifacients is a human right that should not be allowed to be restricted by religious objections. From LifeSite News: A newly released United Nations Population Fund report calls on governments to counteract “religious” objections [...]
Ethiopia was among four African countries that were elected as members of the United Nations Human Rights Council on 12 November, 2012. Considering Ethiopia's poor human rights record, many Ethiopians online feel that their country is not fit to be a member of the council. Show More Summary
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States succeeded on Monday in its bid for re-election to the 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council for a three-year term in the United Nations' Geneva-based rights watchdog.