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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 30, 2014

How the United Nations Human Rights Council Unfairly Targets Israel

Curiously absent from the latest resolution is any mention of Hama... #Hamas #United Nations Human Rights Council #Israel #Palestine
UNHRC must launch probe into SL war crimes: HRW

Jul 19, 2014

Outrage over massacre of innocents

As last week slammed to a close with searing images of a Malaysia Airlines jet smoldering in Ukrainian fields, the American president who once ran for office promising "to deal with the world as it is rather than what it might be" stepped to the micr... #Vladimir Putin #United Nations #Barack Obama #Malaysia Airlines #Samantha Power
UNHRC must launch probe into SL war crimes: HRW

Jul 19, 2014

Editorial: Ukraine tragedy demands international response

As last week slammed to a close with searing images of a Malaysia Airlines jet smoldering in Ukrainian fields, the American president who once ran for office promising "to deal with the world as it is rather than what it might be" stepped to the micr... #Vladimir Putin #United Nations #Barack Obama #Malaysia Airlines #Samantha Power