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UN investigates systematic sexual violence across South Sudan

The Commission is investigating these violations and will report its findings to the Human Rights Council in March 2019. The post UN investigates systematic sexual violence across South Sudan..
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Yet Another President Who Relies On TV Outlets That Echo His Thoughts: Vladimir Putin – OpEd

The residents of some countries have been seeing the consequences of having a national leader who relies on television outlets that play back to him exactly what he wants to hear rather than on..
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Austria: Russia-Ukraine Conflict Must Be Solved Without Weapons [Video]Austria: Russia-Ukraine Conflict Must Be Solved Without Weapons  00:35

Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl said on Tuesday Russia and Ukraine should de-escalate the situation in the Sea of Azov and solve the conflict without the use of force, . Reuters reports Kneissl..

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Israeli Government Plans To Punish Airbnb [Video]Israeli Government Plans To Punish Airbnb  00:52

According to Gizmodo.com, Israeli officials immediately begn denouncing the hospitality giant Airbnb and warning of potential measures to restrict its operations in Israel, after it began removing..

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China increases security spending in Xinjiang [Video]China increases security spending in Xinjiang  00:48

Beijing has increased security expenditures in Xinjiang, where it's reported to have detained ethnic Muslim minorities.

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China ups security spending for Xinjiang re-education camps [Video]China ups security spending for Xinjiang re-education camps  01:17

XINJIANG, CHINA — Beijing has massively upped security expenditures in Xinjiang, where it's reported to have detained ethnic Muslim minorities. According to an analysis of Chinese government..

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Saudi Arabia To UN Rights Body: We Will Prosecute Khashoggi's Murderers [Video]Saudi Arabia To UN Rights Body: We Will Prosecute Khashoggi's Murderers  00:34

Reuters reports Saudi Arabia told the United Nations top human rights body on Monday that it was investigating the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate last month with a view..

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Austria Calls For EU To Halt Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia [Video]Austria Calls For EU To Halt Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia  00:38

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union should halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl told a German newspaper, saying..

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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.
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Saudi Arabia vows to prosecute journalist Khashoggi's killers, defends rights record at UN

Saudi Arabia told the United Nations on Monday it would prosecute those responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate, and defended its human rights..
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India concerned over politicisation of human rights as foreign policy tool

India has expressed regret that the work of the Human Rights Council is getting more contentious and difficult and voiced concern over instances of politicisation of human rights as a foreign policy..
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India at UN says terrorism most serious violation of human rights, emanating from beyond its borders

A lack of consensus in the Human Rights Council's actions in situation-specific issues is a worrisome development that compromises its effectiveness and credibility, First Secretary in the Permanent..
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Mahinda Rajapaksa's return as Lankan Prime Minister touches a raw nerve in Tamil Nadu

A day after Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn-in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, political parties in Tamil Nadu on Saturday expressed concerns over the development. Rajapaksa has been accused of..
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Philippines says U.N. rights council seat vindicates Duterte's drug war

MANILA (Reuters) - 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..
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India wins seat to UN Human Rights Council with 188 votes in Asia-Pacific category

The 193-member UN General Assembly held elections in United Nations for new members to the UNHRC. The 18 new members were elected by absolute majority through a secret ballot. Countries needed a..
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India's United Nations Human Rights Council UNHRC win reflection of country's standing in international comity: Syed Akbaruddin

Hours after India was elected to the top human rights body of the United Nations (UN) on Friday, India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin expressed his happiness and..
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After massive victory at UN, top envoy says it reflects 'India's strong global position'

Few hours after India was elected to the United Nations' top human rights body on Friday, India's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN, Syed Akbaruddin, said that New Delhi would continue..
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India wins seat to UN Human Rights Council


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India set to be elected to UN Human Rights Council for the fifth time; Bangladesh, Philippines likely to get membership as well

India is set to be elected unopposed to the Human Rights Council on Friday as a candidate from the Asia-Pacific region.
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