Mike Pompeo says China, Russia, Cuba getting elected to UN Human Rights Council is a 'win for tyrants'
Pompeo, justifying the US' 2018 decision to leave the UNHRC, said that the election of the three countries was an indication of why we were right to leave that body
Venezuela wins seat on United Nations Human Rights Council amid criticism of record under Nicolas Maduro’s regime
Venezuela won a contested election for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday despite a campaign by over 50 organisations and many countries opposed to Nicolas Maduro's government and its rights record
Kerala HC strikes down college hostel rule prohibiting use of mobile phones from 10 pm to 6 am, directs readmission of expelled student
The Kerala High Court has held that discipline shall not be enforced by blocking the ways and means of students to acquire knowledge, as it directed readmission of a girl student expelled from her college hostel for opposing a regulation on use of mobile phones
Firstpost Editor's Picks: India at UNHRC, Assam NRC, Brexit's 31 October deadline; today's must-read stories
Firstpost Editor's Picks: India and Pakistan's stands on the Kashmir issue at UNHRC, Assam NRC, Brexit's 31 October deadline, plunge in auto sales; today's must-read stories
Highlights of India's statement at UNHRC: MEA reiterates that scrapping Article 370 within constitutional framework
In an address before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Tuesday, Secretary (East) in the External Affairs Ministry Vijay Thakur Singh strongly defended the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir
Full text of India's statement at UNHRC: Revoking Jammu and Kashmir's special status is country's sovereign decision, says MEA Secy
In an address during the 42nd session of the UNHRC on Tuesday, India asserted that the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status was its sovereign decision and it cannot accept any interference in the country's internal affairs
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Saturday that China fully supports Pakistan in approaching the UN Security Council after India revoked Article 370
Survivors of torture in Kashmir Part 2: 28 years later, Manzoor Ahmad Naikoo says he's been reduced to 'less than zero'
Mentions of Manzoor Ahmad Naikoo's case in Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) report on torture crop up repeatedly.
Survivors of torture in Kashmir Part 1: 25 yrs on, Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, who lost both legs to Indian Army's assault awaits justice
In custody, the army personnel allegedly used rollers on Sheikh's body, pushed his hands into a wood-burning stove and subjected him to severe beatings. "16 people in total mounted on the two sides of the iron roller and then they rolled it down on my legs. This torture continued for a period of one month and nine days," he explained.
United Nations urges countries to cut off business ties with Myanmar military, likens its actions to ethnic cleansing
A United Nations fact-finding mission urged that countries cut off all business with Myanmar's military as part of efforts to hold the army accountable for human rights' abuses
Donald Trump claims Barack Obama nearly launched war with North Korea, says it was prevented after 2016 elections
Trump also flaunted his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on Wednesday, referencing a new "extraordinary letter" he received from Kim and announcing that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will head to Pyongyang to lay the groundwork for another meeting between the two leaders.
At UNGA, Donald Trump and Antonio Guterres discuss terrorism, proliferation and other threats to international peace, security
Both leaders also pledged to remain in close contact over the coming months. The UN chief's office said that Guterres welcomed the US' efforts to bring peace and denuclearization in the Korean peninsula, as well as its support to humanitarian operations around the world.
International Criminal Court opens preliminary probe into deportation of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Tuesday said her office had begun a preliminary examination into whether alleged forced deportations of Rohingya from Myanmar into Bangladesh could constitute war crimes or crimes against humanity.
India raises concern over CPEC at UN in Geneva, says project ignores New Delhi's worries on sovereignty, territorial integrity
India on Friday raised concerns over China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) at the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland and underlined that the 'China-Pakistan Economic Corridor' (CPEC) project ignores New Delhi's core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity.
United Nations report points out alarming level of reprisals against human rights defenders in India and China
India, China, Russia and Myanmar are among several countries named in a report by UN chief Antonio Guterres that details an "alarming" level of harsh reprisals and intimidation against those who cooperate with the United Nations on human rights issues.
The new mechanism for crimes against Rohingya Muslima — similar to what has been set up for crimes in Syria — would complement and support the preliminary examination of the ICC prosecutor.
Myanmar rejects UN probe on Rohingya abuses, claims fact-finding mission was not allowed to enter country
Myanmar rejected the remit of the UN mission and its findings claiming that the UN Fact-Finding Mission was not allowed to enter into the country and hence it would not accept any resolutions made by the Human Rights Council.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres nominates Chile's first woman president Michelle Bachelet as next human rights chief
Bachelet, 66, will succeed Jordanian diplomat Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, who had been one of the most outspoken critics of abuses by the governments in many countries.
Human Rights Council is United Nations' greatest failure, says Nikki Haley; claims US was right to withdraw from it
Terming the Human Rights Council as the United Nations' "greatest failure", US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley on Thursday alleged that the institution has provided cover for the world's most inhumane regimes
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres regrets US decision to withdraw from body's Human Rights Council
UN chief Antonio Guterres defended the UNHRC and said he would have "much preferred" for the US to remain in the world body, hours after America's withdrawal.