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UN Human Rights Council


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."

Israel hopes India's UN vote decision would not impact ties

August 10, 2014 1:55 pm

In the 47-member council, 29 countries voted in support of the resolution while 17 nations abstained.

The less said, the worse

July 29, 2014 12:38 am

India’s silence on critical global issues fits poorly with its global aspirations.

Same old story

July 01, 2014 12:00 am

India’s position on LGBT rights at UNHRC only mirrors the dismal record at home.

UN probe panel on Sri Lanka yet to seek entry into the country

June 29, 2014 5:23 pm

Up to 40,000 Tamil civilians were killed in the brutal civil war in 2009, rights groups and experts have alleged.

49 people arrested in Sri Lanka over deadly riots

June 18, 2014 3:37 pm

Communal clashes broke out between the nationalist BBS and the minority Muslims on Sunday.