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Jamal Khashoggi's murder 'planned and perpetrated by Saudi officials', says UN human rights expert

Agnes Callamard is writing an independent report to be presented to Human Rights Council
Independent - Published

Prominent Russian rights activist dies at the age of 91

The founder of Russia's oldest human rights group, Lyudmila Alexeyeva, died in hospital in Moscow on Saturday at the age of 91, the presidential human rights council said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

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UN investigator leading Khashoggi inquiry to submit her report in June [Video]UN investigator leading Khashoggi inquiry to submit her report in June

The U.N. investigator leading the inquiry into the killing of Jamal Khashoggi said on Tuesday (January 29) that Saudi Arabia had not yet approved a request for her to enter the kingdom's consulate in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

Khashoggi Investigator Wants More Saudi Access [Video]Khashoggi Investigator Wants More Saudi Access

GENEVA (Reuters) - A U.N. human rights investigator leading an international inquiry into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said on Saturday she had made a request to have access to the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

UN Envoy Wants Myanmar Army Chief Prosecuted for 'Genocide' [Video]UN Envoy Wants Myanmar Army Chief Prosecuted for 'Genocide'

She said it ​was necessary to hold the perpetrators accountable for their crimes before refugees could return back to Myanmar.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

 

Council in court over Muslim grave

Atta Ul-Haq claims his human rights are being breached by the council's refusal to let him build a raised marble edge at Streetly Cemetery.
Express and Star - Published

Traveller ban may 'breach human rights'

Travellers cannot be banned from Walsall due to fears over violating their human rights, council bosses have said.
Express and Star - Published

China urged to close mass detention camps for Uighur Muslims

United Nations Human Rights Council criticises deterioration in China's human rights
Independent - Published

U.S. condemns Khashoggi killing, tells U.N. an investigation is essential

The United States told the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday that it condemned the "premeditated killing" of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and said a thorough and transparent investigation was..
Reuters - Published

Philippines says U.N. rights council seat vindicates Duterte's drug war

Granting the Philippines a fresh three-year term on the U.N. Human Rights Council has vindicated President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown on drugs and shown his detractors to be "morally corrupt", senior..
Reuters - Published

UN criticised over new human rights council members

un criticised over new human rights council members
Some of the 18 newly elected members of the UN Human Rights Council are criticised as rights abusers.
BBC News - Published

Saudi Arabia, UAE fail to halt U.N. Yemen human rights inquiry

The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Friday to prolong an inquiry into human rights in Yemen against objections from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, leaders of a coalition widely..
Reuters - Published

U.N. sets up body to prepare Myanmar atrocity prosecution files

The United Nations Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up a body to prepare evidence of human rights abuses in Myanmar, including possible genocide, for any future prosecution.
Reuters - Published

At U.N. podium, Trump to tout protecting U.S. sovereignty

Since U.S. President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations a year ago pushing an "America First" policy, he has quit the Iran nuclear deal, the U.N. Human Rights Council and lashed out at..
Reuters - Published

Burundi threatens to quit U.N. Human Rights Council, sue critics

Burundi, beset by accusations of crimes against humanity, threatened on Monday to withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council and sue its critics.
Reuters - Published

Burundi under fire at U.N. for expelling U.N. human rights team

Burundi's ambassador in Geneva struggled to explain to the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday why his government had thrown out a U.N. team that the Council, with Burundi's backing, had sent to..
Reuters - Published

Facebook definition of 'terrorism' helps states mute dissent: U.N. expert

Facebook needs to narrow its "sweeping" definition of terrorism to stop governments arbitrarily blocking legitimate opposition groups and dissenting voices, a U.N. Human Rights Council independent..
Reuters - Published

UN investigators call for Myanmar generals to be investigated and prosecuted

UN investigators have called for Myanmar's commander-in-chief and five other named generals to face prosecution for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes for their treatment of Rohingya..
Independent - Published

UN official attacks Nikki Haley for pulling out of Human Rights Council as he presents damning report on US poverty

A United Nations human rights expert has hit out at the US decision to leave the UN Human Rights Council as he presented a damning report into how Donald Trump's administration is failing to tackle..
Independent - Published

US envoy Nikki Haley berates human rights groups

us envoy nikki haley berates human rights groups
In a letter, Nikki Haley says the groups worked to "thwart reform" of the UN human rights council.
BBC News - Published

U.S. slams rights groups, says aided its withdrawal from U.N. body

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed rights groups on Wednesday for thwarting Washington's attempts to reform the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council..
Reuters - Published

On US withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council – we need politicians to keep talking, says Director of Jewish human rights charity

Wednesday 20 June, 2018Responding to the United States’ decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council, Mia Hasenson-Gross, Director of human rights charity René Cassin1, said..
Pressat - Published

Why did the US leave the UN Human Rights Council?

why did the us leave the un human rights council?
America's move was not unexpected but still disappointing for both Washington allies and critics.
BBC News - Published

U.S. withdrawal leaves vacuum at U.N. rights forum

GENEVA (Reuters) - China, Britain and the European Union lamented on Wednesday Washington's decision to withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council as Western countries began looking for a substitute..
Reuters - Published

China says it regrets U.S. quitting U.N. rights council

BEIJING (Reuters) - China expressed regret on Wednesday over a U.S. decision to withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council, with state media saying the image of the United States as a defender of..
Reuters - Published

US quitting UN Human Rights Council ‘will undermine work on global LGBT rights’

Trump's decision to quit the body has been slammed by LGBT activists.
PinkNews - Published

US quits 'biased' UN human rights council

us quits 'biased' un human rights council
The US envoy to the UN called the 47-member council "hypocritical and self-serving".
BBC News - Published Also reported by •FT.com

U.S. quits U.N. human rights body, citing bias vs Israel, alarming critics

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States withdrew from a "hypocritical and self-serving" United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel, a..
Reuters - Published

Nikki Haley pulls the U.S. out of 'cesspool' U.N. Human Rights Council

nikki haley pulls the u.s. out of 'cesspool' u.n. human rights council
Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley pulled the United States out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, attacking the body as 'not worthy of its name'.
MailOnline - Published

Haley: UNHCR 'a cesspool of political bias'

haley: unhcr 'a cesspool of political bias'
Diplomat Nikki Haley says the US is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council due to its "bias".
BBC News - Published

US poised to announce exit from UN human rights council

us poised to announce exit from un human rights council
Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley pulled the United States out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, attacking the body as 'not worthy of its name'.
MailOnline - Published

U.S. withdraws from United Nations human rights body

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday accusing it of a "chronic bias against Israel," a move that activists warned would make..
Reuters - Published

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