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UN to investigate government over human rights abuses

UN to investigate government over human rights abuses

The United Nations is due to visit the UK to investigate whether the government's welfare reforms have led to grave or systematic violations of disabled people's human rights, it has been reported. A leading disability charity said that the UN's ... MSN UK, 21 hours ago
UN to probe UK Rights Violations Asian Lite, 8 hours ago
US Department of State

An Historic Step at the United Nations on LGBT Rights

On Monday, the United Nations Security Council held it's first-ever meeting on LGBT rights and the persecution of LGBT individuals around the world, co-hosted by the United States and Chile. As Ambassador Samantha Power said, Today we are making UN ...
 US Department of State4 days ago UN climate talks: the sticking points  Philippine Daily Inquirer2 days ago U.N. Security Council holds first LGBT rights meeting  UPI6 days ago How to democratise the UN  Zimbabwe Herald5 days ago

Op-ed: We Just Saw a Turning Point for Global LGBT Rights

In a historic gathering Monday, the United Nations held its first-ever meeting of the Security Council to address the human rights of LGBT people . The briefing, convened and chaired by U.S Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power and her ...
 Gay.com3 days ago Security Council, in Historic First, Discusses Gay, Lesbian Rights  Inter Press Service6 days ago When It Comes to Global Arms Control, US May Not Get Customary Veto Power  Common Dreams3 days ago A farewell to arms that fuel atrocities is within our grasp  Amnesty International4 days ago
Jewish News UK

Jewish group challenges council's Israeli settlements produce boycott

Jewish Human Rights Watch (JHRW) said it had filed papers seeking a judicial review of Leicester City Council's motion which was agreed last November. A Jewish campaign group is looking to take a local council to the High Court over their boycott ...
 Jewish News UK6 days ago Jewish group opposes council boycott  BBC1 week ago UK group urges probe into local boycott of West Bank products  The Times Of Israel3 days ago Why boycotting illegal Israeli settlement goods is not anti-Semitic  Friends of Al-Aqsa4 days ago
Radio Free Europe

Alekseyeva Among Havel Prize Finalists

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) announced on August 25 that human rights activists from Russia, Afghanistan, and the Balkans have been named as the finalists for the 2015 Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize. The finalists for ...
 Radio Free Europe6 days ago

Security Council: Syria 'largest humanitarian crisis in the world'

A baby from Syria lies on lifejackets moments after Syrian refugees arrive on a dinghy on the island of Lesbos, Greece, Aug. 23, 2015. Greece, mired in its worst economic crisis in generations, has been found largely unprepared for a mass influx of ...
 AlMonitor1 week ago Human Rights Watch urges Syria arms embargo  Arabstoday.net1 week ago Rights group calls on UN Security Council for Syria arms embargo after airstrikes  Economic Times1 week ago Rights group calls for Syria arms embargo following deadly government airstrikes  DailyNews724.com1 week ago
Amnesty International USA

UN Human Rights Council: Create Commission of Inquiry for Yemen

The undersigned organizations call on the United Nations Human Rights Council to create an international commission of inquiry to investigate alleged serious violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law by all ...
 Amnesty International USA1 week ago No change in position on supporting Palestinian cause: Centre  DNA3 weeks ago India desists to vote against Israel  Rising Kashmir1 month ago India abstains in UNHRC vote against Israel  Prokerala1 month ago

India’s directional change

India’s decision to abstain on a July 3 vote at the UN Human Rights Council is at odds with its traditional voting pattern in UN forums against Israeli military actions against Palestinian civilians. But it is hardly at odds with the general directional ...
 Asian Age1 month ago
Daily Sabah

Netanyahu blasts UNHRC for endorsing Gaza war crimes report

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has slammed a decision by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to endorse a report accusing Israel and Hamas in war crimes during last summer's war in the Palestinian enclave. "The UNHRC is not interested in the facts ...
 Zee News1 month ago Israel snubs UN rights body over Gaza war report  Zee News2 months ago UK assures Netanyahu not to be arrested in response to online petition  Daily Sabah6 days ago
United Nations

UN rights experts condemn latest prison sentencing of human rights defenders in Azerbaijan

21 August 2015 Condemning the recent prison sentencing of two prominent Azerbaijani human rights defenders, United Nations human rights experts today expressed concern about the activists health during their pre-trial detention and called on the ...
 United Nations1 week ago Azerbaijan: UN rights experts condemn prison sentencing of human rights defenders  Sify1 week ago UNHRC adopts resolution regulating civilian use of firearms  Business Standard1 month ago
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