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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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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

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China increases security spending in Xinjiang [Video]China increases security spending in Xinjiang

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

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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UN Votes To Prepare Prosecution Files For Myanmar [Video]UN Votes To Prepare Prosecution Files For Myanmar

According to Reuters, the United Nations set up a team to prepare prosecution files for human rights abuses in Myanmar. The 47-member UN Human Rights Council voted 35-to-3 with 7 in abstention, in..

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UN Prepares Prosecution Files Due To Rohingya Muslim Treatment [Video]UN Prepares Prosecution Files Due To Rohingya Muslim Treatment

According to Reuters, the UN Human Rights Council overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution to prepare prosecution files for atrocities in Myanmar. The 47-member council voted 35-to-3 with 7 in..

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UN Human Rights Council Approves New Myanmar Investigation [Video]UN Human Rights Council Approves New Myanmar Investigation

It's the latest investigation into the abuse of Rohingya Muslims in the country.

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South Asia Newsline - Sep 26, 2018 (Episode) [Video]South Asia Newsline - Sep 26, 2018 (Episode)

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Activists highlight worsening human rights situation, inequity in Balochistan [Video]Activists highlight worsening human rights situation, inequity in Balochistan

Geneva, Sep 26 (ANI): Baloch political activists have accused Islamabad for violating human rights, inequality and rise of religious fundamentalists in Balochistan, which is responsible for destruction..

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America Could Lose Even More Political Clout On The Global Stage [Video]America Could Lose Even More Political Clout On The Global Stage

According to Business Insider, Trump’s second appearance at the UN could make America lose even more political clout on the global stage. Donald Trump is scheduled to return to the United Nations for..

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Construction of Dam on Indus River is illegal, unethical, says Sindhi activists [Video]Construction of Dam on Indus River is illegal, unethical, says Sindhi activists

Geneva (Switzerland), Sep 20 (ANI): Sindhi political activists have strongly opposed the construction of Kalabagh Dam on the Indus River and call it an ‘illegal, unethical and immoral’..

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Political activist, Hidayatullah Bhutto asks UN to ‘protect rights of Sindhi people’ [Video]Political activist, Hidayatullah Bhutto asks UN to ‘protect rights of Sindhi people’

Geneva (Switzerland), Sep 19 (ANI): Sindhi political activist, Hidayatullah Bhutto of World Sindhi Congress asked the United Nations Human Rights office to take notice of rampant violations of human..

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South Asia Newsline - Sep 18, 2018 (Episode) [Video]South Asia Newsline - Sep 18, 2018 (Episode)

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UN Wants A Genocide Tribunal For Rohingya Muslims [Video]UN Wants A Genocide Tribunal For Rohingya Muslims

According to CNN, the United Nations called for a genocide tribunal for the treatment of Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar's military. Marzuki Darusman, the chair of a UN fact-finding mission, said that..

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UN report of Kashmir has no mention of Pakistan sponsored terrorism [Video]UN report of Kashmir has no mention of Pakistan sponsored terrorism

Geneva (Switzerland), Sep 18 (ANI): Research Analyst, Yoana Barakova from European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) pointed out the lack of mention of Pakistan sponsored terrorism in..

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Posters outside UN highlight issue of enforced disappearances in Pakistan [Video]Posters outside UN highlight issue of enforced disappearances in Pakistan

Geneva (Switzerland), Sep 12 (ANI): The European Organisation for Pakistani Minorities, an NGO, has put up banners in front of the United Nations office in Geneva to highlight the grim issue of..

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► Read more at https://on.ft.com/2JQZJz5 The US withdrew from the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday, dealing a blow to human rights campaigners and efforts by US allies to keep Washington as a..

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India wins election to UN Human Rights Council

India was elected to the United Nations' top human rights body on Friday for a period of three years beginning January 1, 2019, getting 188 votes in the Asia-Pacific category.
DNA - Published

India wins election to UN Human Rights Council

India was elected to the United Nations' top human rights body on Friday for a period of three years beginning January 1, 2019, getting 188 votes in the Asia-Pacific category. The 193-member UN..
DNA - Published

India wins election to UN Human Rights Council

India was elected to the United Nations' top human rights body on Friday for a period of three years beginning January 1, 2019, getting 188 votes in the Asia-Pacific category.
IndiaTimes - Published

India wins election to UN Human Rights Council

India was elected to the United Nations' top human rights body on Friday for a period of three years beginning January 1, 2019, getting 188 votes in the Asia-Pacific category.
IndiaTimes - Published

India is set to be elected 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.
Firstpost - Published

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

India appears set to be elected to the United Nations's top human rights body in the Asia-Pacific category for a period of three years.
DNA - Published

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

India appears set to be elected to the United Nations's top human rights body in the Asia-Pacific category for a period of three years. The 193-member UN General Assembly will elect new members on..
DNA - 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

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

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

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

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

US withdraws from UNHRC: Israel welcomes moves, rights' bodies say concerns didn't warrant exit

US' pullout from the UN Human Rights Council prompted reactions from countries like Israel, China, and several rights groups and activists.
Firstpost - Published

US quits UN Human Rights Council; condemns alleged bias against Israel

us quits un human rights council; condemns alleged bias against israel
United States has withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council and condemned alleged hypocrisy of its members and bias against Israel.
All India Radio - Published

US pulls out of 'biased' UN Human Rights Council


newKerala.com - Published Also reported by •Sify

US pulls out dealing blow to UN Human Rights Council's credibility


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U.S. withdraws from U.N. Human Rights Council - U.S. Ambassador Haley

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States withdrew from the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday after no other countries "had the courage to join our fight" to reform the "hypocritical..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

US withdraws from 'cesspool' UN human rights council

The announcement came barely a day after the UNHRC condemned the Trump administration for its policy of separating children from the families at the US-Mexico border.
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US to exit UN Human Rights Council: Reports


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UN human rights chief calls for inquiry panel on Kashmir

​​Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, who opened the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council on Monday with a global update on human rights concerns, said he had sought to engage with India and Pakistan..
IndiaTimes - Published

US poised to announce exit from UN human rights council

Officials say Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will deliver the verdict on membership in the UN Human Rights Council in a joint appearance at the State..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Separating children from parents at US border unconscionable'

"The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable," Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said as he opened a session of the UN Human Rights Council in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Up to Human Rights Council to act on recommendation by rights chief on Kashmir: UN SG spokesperson

Members of the UN Human Rights Council will decide on the future course of action on the human rights chief's call for a high-level independent international probe into allegations of human rights..
DNA - Published

Up to UN Human Rights Council to set up Kashmir probe: Guterres's spokesperson


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UN report on Kashmir malicious, says India

India has rejected the UN human rights report on Jammu and Kashmir as "malicious fallacious, tendentious and motivated", which violates India's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Both ruling BJP..
DNA - Published

'Selective compilation of unverified info': India slams UN Kashmir report

India slammed a UN Human Rights Council report on Thursday, which roundly criticized India's actions in Jammu & Kashmir. Despite the trenchant response, it showed diplomatic lapse by the Indian..
IndiaTimes - Published

India slams UN report on Kashmir, calls it 'selective compilation of largely unverified information'

India slammed a UN Human Rights Council report on Thursday, which roundly criticized India's actions in Jammu & Kashmir. Despite the trenchant response, it showed diplomatic lapse by the Indian..
IndiaTimes - Published

US threatens to quit UNHRC as it adopts 5 more anti-Israel resolutions

The United States warned on Saturday that it was losing patience and again threatened to quit the UN Human Rights Council after the Geneva-based body adopted five resolutions condemning Israel.
DNA - Published

US, China clash at UN rights forum on Beijing text

China and the United States clashed on Friday at the UN Human Rights Council, where the US delegation rejected a resolution brought by Beijing that it said sought to glorify Xi Jinping's 'win-win'..
DNA - Published

UNHRC raises concerns on slow progress in Sri Lanka on post-war accountability issue

UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has raised concerns on slow progress in Sri Lanka on the post-war accountability issue even as the government assured that it will implement all transitional justice..
All India Radio - Published

Short films, posters on persecution of Christians in Pak showcased in Geneva

[Switzerland] Mar 14 (ANI): Short films depicting the persecution of the Christian minority in Pakistan was showcased during the 37th session of United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Sify - Published

Britain accuses 'reckless' Russia at U.N. Human Rights Council

GENEVA (Reuters) - Britain told the U.N. Human Rights Council on Wednesday that the use of a military grade nerve agent used in an attempt to kill a former Russian spy was a flagrant breach of..
Reuters India - Published

UN slams 'monstrous indifference' to children's suffering in Syria

Flouting demands for Syria ceasefires show a "monstrous indifference" to the suffering of millions of children needing a respite from violence, a top UN rights official said Tuesday. A resolution..
Deccan Herald - Published

Myanmar says UN findings on human rights lack credibility

Myanmars government has rejected two reports presented to the UN Human Rights Council that concluded it committed extreme human rights violations, probably amounting to crimes under international law,..
Deccan Herald - Published

India slams Pakistan at UNHRC for harbouring terrorist like Hafiz Saeed

india slams pakistan at unhrc for harbouring terrorist like hafiz saeed
India has lambasted Pakistan for harbouring the United Nations designated terrorists like Hafiz Saeed. Responding to Islamabad's bid to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN Human Rights Council meeting in..
All India Radio - Published

Philippines: Citizens hail Rodrigo Duterte's novel way to fight corruption; UN feels he needs 'psychiatric help'

Here’s a unique way to fight corruption, at least in the eyes of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. A report highlighted how Duterte has ordered the crushing of vehicles worth $1.2 million..
DNA - Published

UN rights body orders probe into situation in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, demand immediate humanitarian access

The UN Human Rights Council on Monday ordered an urgent investigation into the situation in Syria's besieged rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta and demanded immediate humanitarian access to the area.
Firstpost - Published

France, US 'will not tolerate impunity' on Syria chemical weapons

French President Emmanuel Macron and his US counterpart Donald Trump vowed there would be "no impunity" in the event of further chemical weapons use in Syria in a telephone call Friday. The leaders..
Deccan Herald - Published

Govt did little about violence against minorities: Amnesty

Increasing demonisation of minorities by Hindutva groups and pro-government media and the rising hate crimes against Dalits marked Indias human rights scene last year, but the government did little to..
Deccan Herald - Published

Rohingya crisis: Mass exodus a 'humanitarian catastrophe', can raise security risks for the world, says report

A day before Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh asked five eastern states sharing boundaries with Bangladesh to be extra vigilant against influx of Rohingya and illegal immigrants through the porous..
DNA - Published

UN rights chief calls for fresh int'l investigation against Rohingya minority

The UN rights chief today called for a fresh international investigation into Myanmar's abuses against its Rohingya minority, warning of possible "elements of genocide" in the violence. Speaking before..
All India Radio - Published

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