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UN votes to vreate its first LGBT rights watchdog
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UN votes to vreate its first LGBT rights watchdog

The United Nations Human Rights Commission voted Thursday to create the institution's first LGBT rights watchdog. The resolution passed in a vote of 23 to 18, with 6 abstentions.The person appointed to this role will be known as an "independent expert' and the position is charged with monitoring "violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity."This was the most ambitious effort yet to advance LGBT rights within the United Nations system, and the resolution included ... Rediff.com, 7 hours ago

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UN rights chief hails steps taken by Lankan govt. in key commitments

Stating that the steps taken by the Sri Lankan government to implement some of the key commitments made in United Nations Resolution last year are encouraging, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said that more rapid and sustained ...
 Sify1 day ago Steps taken by Sri Lanka encouraging, report hopeful- UN Rights Chief  Sify2 days ago

NHRC slams NPCIL, Kudankulam nuke plant

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday slammed the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) and Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP)for negligence that resulted in six workers being injured in 2014. The commission said an enquiry ...
 Deccan Herald2 weeks ago NHRC chief defends Ansari’s statement as ‘official’  Himalayan times2 months ago
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UN Makes History on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity

(Geneva) The United Nations Human Rights Council, in a defining vote, adopted a resolution on June 30, 2016, on Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation, and gender identity, to mandate the appointment of an ...
 Human Rights Watch2 hours ago COUNCIL ESTABLISHES MANDATE ON PROTECTION AGAINST VIOLENCE AND DISCRIMINATION BASED ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY  United Nations Office at Geneva4 hours ago

NHRC gets USD 128 million to promote human rights

Switzerland and Denmark today agreed to jointly contribute US$ 1.2 million to the United Nations Development Programme to support implementation of National Human Rights Commission’s strategic plan and to develop its internal capacity. The post NHRC gets ...
 Himalayan times1 month ago

North and South Face Off Over Right to the City

Panama City, one of the fastest growing metropolises in Latin America. The Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) will be held in Quito in October and will adopt the New Urban Agenda. Credit: Emilo ...
 Inter Press Service3 hours ago

United Nations security handover point of both pride and fear in Liberia

By Zoom Dosso ,AFP MONROVIA, Liberia -- As Liberia's security forces take over Thursday from U.N. peacekeepers for the first time since civil war ended 13 years ago, national pride is mixed with fears the underfunded police are not up to the task. ...
 China Post2 hours ago
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'In India, religious tolerance is deteriorating'

Religious tolerance in India is "deteriorating" while religious freedom violations are "increasing", a rights expert has told American lawmakers. "A pluralistic democracy, in India today religious tolerance is deteriorating and religious freedom violations are increasing," Robert P George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at the Princeton University and a former chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing.
 Rediff.com1 week ago 'Human rights, freedom of religion deteriorating in India'  Deccan Herald3 weeks ago US senators critical of India days before Modi's visit  Rediff.com1 month ago
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'Why zip it?' 'Aunty National' Smriti gets back at trolls

Of all the politicians Twitterati love to troll, Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani is perhaps the only one who responds promptly to all the criticisms and potshots. While others choose not to lend a ear to the trolls, which is perhaps the best choice to make on social media, Irani often gets caught up in a war of words with them.  Irani was once again in the eye of the storm when she objected to a Bihar minister addressing her as ‘dear’. We all know what ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Human rights abuse: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa not behind any other Pakistani provinces

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa meaning the "Khyber side of the land of Pakhtuns" is one of the four provinces of Pakistan, and located in the north western region of the country. This frontier province that borders Afghanistan is divided into seven divisions - Bannu, ...
 Sify1 month ago
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