Human Rights Council

UNHRC to hold special session on Iran, human rights violations

The UNHRC needed one-third of the 47 members of the Council's support is required in order to hold a special session.


Would the FBI come to different conclusion of Shireen Abu Akleh's death? - editorial

The US administration said that the ballistics test of the bullet fragment was "inconclusive." The UNHRC came to a similar conclusion.

Europe calls for UNHRC debate on Iran protests, human rights violations

Germany and Iceland submitted a request on Friday on behalf of dozens of countries to hold a special session at the UN Human Rights Council on the ongoing protests in Iran.


Diplomatic invective: UN takes its war on Israel to next level - opinion

the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry (COI) did not mention a word about Hamas. It only dealt with Israel, which appears 277 times in the report. 


The United Nations needs to be reimagined and reformed - opinion

A survey in The Washington Post said 84% of people agree with the statement: “I would rather be a citizen of America than of any other country in the world.”

UNHRC refuses to debate China's human rights violations

47-member body rejected text in a narrow vote of 17-19, with 11 abstentions • FM claims victory after human rights body approves first Israeli resolution

Qatar UN envoy deletes Twitter account after uproar over cursing Jews, gay men

Tweets by the Qatari UN envoy cited antisemitic tropes and called on God to "curse" gay people.


China may have committed crimes against humanity in Xinjiang - UN report

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet recommended the Chinese government take prompt steps to release all those detained in training centers, prisons or detention facilities.


UN on track to violate both Charter and Staff Rules - opinion

Serious consideration should be given to terminating the functioning and financing of this ill-advised and damaging Inquiry Commission.

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