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Gaza war probe head quits after Israel accuses him of bias: United Nations

Feb 03, 2015

Gaza war probe head quits after Israel accuses him of bias: United Nations

Canadian international law expert William Schabas sent a resignation letter to the head of the UNHRC after Israel accused him of having a conflict of interest. #United Nations #Israel #UN #UNHRC #United Nations Human Rights Council #Palestinians #Gaza war #Palestines
India to seek re-election to UN Human Rights Council next month

Sep 23, 2014

India to seek re-election to UN Human Rights Council next month

India will seek re-election to the UN's main human rights body for a second consecutive term in a vote to be held next month. #India #NewsTracker #UN #UNHRC #UN Human Rights Council #United Nations Human Rights Council #human rights council
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
India likely to vote against Sri Lanka at key UNHRC vote Reports

Mar 05, 2013

India likely to vote against Sri Lanka at key UNHRC vote Reports

India is likely to back a US resolution against Sri Lanka at an upcoming key vote at the United Nations Human Rights Commission, reported CNN-IBN. #Tamil Nadu #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Geneva #United Nations Human Rights Council #Channel Four #Indian Foreign Policy
Torture to sex ratio Scrutiny of India's rights record in UNHRC

May 24, 2012

Torture to sex ratio Scrutiny of India's rights record in UNHRC

India will attempt to gloss over the details of its record of maintaining its citizens human rights as it comes under scrutiny in the UNHRC. #OnOurMind #India #Human Rights #United Nations Human Rights Council #Human rights in India