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U.N. investigator seeks scrutiny of South Sudan oil economy, decries new fighting

South Sudan's oil economy should be examined by the U.N. Human Rights Council for evidence that oil interests are responsible for war crimes, a member of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights in South..
Reuters - Published

Corrected - Myanmar army chief must be prosecuted for Rohingya 'genocide': U.N. rights envoy

(Corrects 'Security Council' to 'Human Rights Council' in eighth paragraph)
Reuters India - 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..

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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..

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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.

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Khashoggi murder case trial 'not sufficient': UNHRC

[Switzerland], Jan 4 (ANI): The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has denied evaluating the ongoing trial of slain Saudi Arabia journalist Jamal Khashoggi and called it to be insufficient.
Sify - 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 India - Published

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..
DNA - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
DNA - Published

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..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

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..
Firstpost - Published

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..
Zee News - Published

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..
DNA - Published

India wins seat to UN Human Rights Council - Published Also reported by •Rediff.comDNAZee NewsIndiaTimes

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.
Firstpost - Published

India appears all set to win election to UN Human Rights Council unopposed

The 193-member UN General Assembly will elect new members on Friday to the UN Human Rights Council. The members are elected by absolute majority through a secret ballot. Countries need a minimum of 97..
IndiaTimes - 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 India - 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 India - Published

Reform of multilateral system, climate action, peace, security key priorities for India during UNGA, says Syed Akbaruddin

Emphasizing that multilateralism is under stress and being challenged, Akbaruddin said significant actors on the global platform are "disassociating" on very important areas of global..
Firstpost - Published

Kashmiris protest at UNHRC, demands Pakistan to dismantle terror infrastructure

[Switzerland], Sep 21 (ANI): Political activists from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) held a massive protest in front of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) office here against gross
Sify - 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 India - Published

India slams religious bias of 'Naya Pakistan' at UN

India has hit out at Pakistan for removing Prof Atif Mian, a distinguished economist at Princeton University, from its Economic Advisory Council just because he belongs to minority Ahmadiyya faith...
DNA - Published

India slams Pakistan for sponsoring terrorism in J-K

Geneva [Switzerland], Sept 18 (ANI): At the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council here on Tuesday, India criticised Pakistan for sponsoring terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and raised the
Sify - Published

India raises concern over CPEC project at UN

India on Friday raised concern over China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) at the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council here and underlined that the 'China-Pakistan
Sify - Published

India raises concern over CPEC at UN in Geneva, says project ignores New Delhi's worries on sovereignty, territorial integrity

India on Friday raised concerns over China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) at the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland and underlined that the 'China-Pakistan Economic..
Firstpost - Published

India slams Pak at UNHRC over shoddy 26/11 trial

India, in a strongly worded statement at United Nation Human rights council (UNHRC) on Wednesday, slammed Pakistan's human rights records and the way minorities are being treated in the country. India..
DNA - 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 India - Published

Posters outside UNHRC office in Geneva highlight issue of enforced disappearances in Pakistan

European Organisation for Pakistani Minorities, an NGO, has highlighted the issue during the ongoing 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
DNA - Published

UN inquiry says Burundi still committing crimes against humanity

Burundi has tried and failed to stop the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, set up by the UN Human Rights Council in 2016, and refuses to cooperate with it.
DNA - 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 India - Published

IHRC concerned over enforced disappearances in Pak

[Pakistan], Aug 30 (ANI): The International Human Rights Council, Hong Kong (IHRC-HK) has expressed concern over enforced disappearance in Pakistan and called upon the state institutions to play an
Sify - Published

Myanmar rejects UN probe on Rohingya abuses, claims fact-finding mission was not allowed to enter country

Myanmar rejected the remit of the UN mission and its findings claiming that the UN Fact-Finding Mission was not allowed to enter into the country and hence it would not accept any resolutions made by..
Firstpost - Published

In battles over land rights, activists are branded as criminals: UN

Indigenous leaders and campaigners fighting to protect land from development are being stymied and silenced by rising militarization, national security acts and anti-terrorism laws, according to a..
DNA - Published

Sundarbans threatened by 'heedless industrialisation': UN expert

The Sundarbans forest, which is the largest contiguous mangrove forest in the world and home to several endangered species, is being threatened by "heedless industrialisation , according to a UN rights..
DNA - Published

Rohingya rights violations continue in Myanmar: UN

The UN Human Rights Council said on Thursday that the continuing influx of Rohingya refugees in neighbouring Bangladesh showed their human rights were still being violated in Myanmar.
Sify - Published

Hindu population in Bangladesh increasing: Sushma Swaraj tells Raja Sabha

Countering perception that the population of Hindus in Bangladesh was declining, the government today quoted official records of that country to state that it has instead risen by two per cent in..
DNA - Published

Human Rights Council is United Nations' greatest failure, says Nikki Haley; claims US was right to withdraw from it

Terming the Human Rights Council as the United Nations' "greatest failure", US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley on Thursday alleged that the institution has provided cover for the world's most..
Firstpost - Published

UNHRC neglects grave human rights violation in Gilgit-Baltistan: BNF

[India], Jul 19 (ANI): Chairman of the Balawaristan National Front (BNF) Abdul Hamid Khan has claimed that the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) totally neglected the grave human rights
Sify - Published

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