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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

Aug 11, 2014

Amal Alamuddin refuses UN offer to investigate possible war crimes in Gaza

Through agent of her fiance, George Clooney, the British-Lebanese human rights lawyer denies reports that she will serve on inquiry commission Amal Alamuddin, the British-Lebanese human rights lawyer who is engaged to George Clooney , has turned down... #United Nations #George Clooney #Hamas #Geneva #Israel
UNHRC must launch probe into SL war crimes: HRW

Aug 21, 2014

UN rights chief rebukes Security Council for failures to act

UNITED NATIONS - Outgoing UN rights chief Navi Pillay rebuked the UN Security Council on Thursday for putting short-term geopolitical concerns and narrowly-defined national interests ahead of intolerable human suffering and grave breaches of global p... #United Nations #George Clooney #Hamas #Geneva #Israel