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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

Sep 02, 2014

Group accuses extremists of war crimes in Iraq

(AP) -- An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of carrying out a systematic campaign of "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq that includes mass killings, abductions and other war crimes. In a new report, Amn... #Syria #Iraq #United Nations #Baghdad #London #Amnesty International
UNHRC must launch probe into SL war crimes: HRW

Sep 10, 2014

Israeli army opens probe into Gaza war

The Israeli military says it has opened criminal investigations into two high-profile cases involving Palestinian civilian casualties in this year's Gaza war. The two cases cited on Wednesday are the first to result in criminal investigations. Seven ... #Israel #United Nations #Hamas #Richard Goldstone #International Criminal Court #United Nations Human Rights Council #Gaza Strip
UNHRC must launch probe into SL war crimes: HRW

Sep 11, 2014

Fight against Isis dealt savage blow as rebel group leader among 50 killed

The struggle against Isis in Syria lies in tatters after the leaders of one of the biggest rebel groups were wiped out by a suspected suicide bomb. The blast devastated a meeting of Ahrar al-Sham’s senior staff on Wednesday, killing at least 50 peopl... #Syria #Middle East #Baghdad #Barack Obama #John Kerry #Aleppo, Syria #Free Syrian Army