Friday, Sep 30, 2022

UN Human Rights Council


Delhi Confidential: Change and churn in Congress as Jairam Ramesh takes over communication department

June 25, 2022 7:56 am

Jairam Ramesh, the newly appointed AICC general secretary in-charge of the Congress's communication department, is said to be planning to bring in many new faces as spokespersons.

Explained: What is the UN Human Rights Council, whose membership Russia may lose after the Bucha massacre?

April 07, 2022 2:27 pm

The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system, which is responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the world.

Watch: UN diplomats walk out as Russian envoy addresses UN session in Geneva

March 02, 2022 2:26 pm

Envoys of the European Union, the United States, Britain and other Western nations walked out in protest of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

India hits out at Pakistan, OIC for raising Kashmir issue at UN Human Rights Council

September 15, 2021 8:27 pm

Pawan Badhe, first secretary in India's permanent mission in Geneva, said it has become a habit for Pakistan to misuse the platforms provided by the council to propagate its false and malicious propaganda against India.

UN rights chief: Israeli strikes in Gaza may be war crimes

May 27, 2021 6:07 pm

The UN high commissioner for human rights spoke to the Human Rights Council, chronicling the most significant escalation of hostilities since 2014 that left devastation and death in the Gaza Strip before a cease-fire last week.

Myanmar coup: Neighborhood groups block night arrests

February 13, 2021 6:01 pm

Security forces have stepped up late-night arrests of civil servants, doctors and others. But defiant activists came up with a plan to stop them.

UNHRC is flawed, needs reform but walking away won't fix it: US Secretary Blinken

February 08, 2021 11:26 pm

To address the Council's deficiencies and ensure it lives up to its mandate, the United States must be at the decision-making table using the full weight of its diplomatic leadership, he asserted.

U.N. human rights chief decries hunger in Syrian siege, demands aid access

October 27, 2017 3:34 pm

Food prices have rocketed since forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad took control of several neighbourhoods in May and destroyed tunnels that had been used to smuggle goods into the siege.

UN rights boss sees possible "crimes against humanity" in Venezuela

September 11, 2017 4:39 pm

"There is a very real danger that tensions will further escalate, with the government crushing democratic institutions and critical voices," Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein told the UN Human Rights Council.

UN Human Rights Council's Israel focus risks undermining the body: John Kerry

March 02, 2015 5:39 pm

Kerry said, "No one in this room can deny that there is an unbalanced focus on one democratic country."