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China, Russia vie for seats in UN human rights body

Nov 12, 2013

China, Russia vie for seats in UN human rights body

China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam are among the nations running unopposed for seats on the Human Rights Council, the UN's highest rights watchdog body, a prospect that has independent human rights groups crying foul. #China #United Nations #NewsTracker #Russia #UNHRC #United Nations Human Rights Council
Syria: UN human rights chief condemns use of chemical weapons

Sep 09, 2013

Syria: UN human rights chief condemns use of chemical weapons

The use of chemical weapons has long been identified as one of the gravest crimes that can be committed, yet their use in Syria seems now to be in little doubt, said the UNHRC chief Navi Pillay. #Syria #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #Navi Pillay #United Nations Human Rights Council #Syria chemical weapons #Mohsen Naziri Asl
SL suffered from 'externally sponsored terror', says Pakistan in UN

Mar 21, 2013

SL suffered from 'externally sponsored terror', says Pakistan in UN

Did Pakistan take a dig at India by sympathising with Sri Lanka and saying that it had suffered from "externally sponsored terror" for many years? #India #Sri Lanka #Pakistan #NewsTracker #United Nations Human Rights Council
Images: Students continue to protest on the Sri Lanka issue in Tamil Nadu

Mar 16, 2013

Images: Students continue to protest on the Sri Lanka issue in Tamil Nadu

Notwithstanding the indefinite closure of arts and science colleges, groups of students continued their protests at several places in Tamil Nadu for the sixth day to press the Centre to support the US sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka in the UNHRC. Here are the images. #India #Sri Lanka #Chennai #ImagesOfTheDay #United Nations Human Rights Council
UNHRC must launch probe into SL war crimes: HRW

Mar 06, 2013

UNHRC must launch probe into SL war crimes: HRW

Human Rights Watch Wednesday urged the UN Human Rights Council to launch "an independent, international investigation into war crimes" committed in the final months of the Sri Lankan conflict. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #LTTE #Human Rights Watch #UNHRC #United Nations Human Rights Council #Balachandran Prabhakaran

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UNHRC must launch probe into SL war crimes: HRW

Jul 06, 2014

Australia: Occupied East Jerusalem a matter of grammar

The Australian Government's decision to cease using the capitalised descriptor "Occupied" in relation to East Jerusalem flouts international law and domestic convention, and is the latest in a series of moves highlighting the government's support for... #Israel #West Bank #United Nations #Australia #George Brandis #United Nations Human Rights Council #East Jerusalem
UNHRC must launch probe into SL war crimes: HRW

Jun 24, 2014

Israeli mom of missing teen pleads for UN to help

GENEVA — The mother of one of three Israeli teenagers who disappeared in the West Bank earlier this month pleaded to the United Nations and the world on Tuesday to do more to help find them. Rachelle Fraenkel told the U.N. Human Rights Council that s... #West Bank #United Nations #Europe #United Nations Human Rights Council
UNHRC must launch probe into SL war crimes: HRW

Jun 28, 2014

U.S. aims to scrap anti-personnel land mines

President Barack Obama's administration Friday announced measures to reduce and eventually eliminate its stockpile of anti-personnel land mines, with the aim of joining the global treaty that prohibits them. The announcement, made by a U.S. observer ... #Barack Obama #Bill Clinton #Ottawa #National Security Council #US State Department #Human Rights Watch