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Mike Pompeo says China, Russia, Cuba getting elected to UN Human Rights Council is a 'win for tyrants'
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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

China, Russia, Cuba get seats on UN Human Rights Council despite opposition over abysmal records; Saudi Arabia misses out
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China, Russia, Cuba get seats on UN Human Rights Council despite opposition over abysmal records; Saudi Arabia misses out

Human Rights Watch and others said Riyadh continues to target rights defenders and has demonstrated little accountability for past abuses, including Jamal Khashoggi's killing

Shah Mahmood Qureshi asks UN to launch probe into situation in Kashmir, says threat of 'genocide' looming over state
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Shah Mahmood Qureshi asks UN to launch probe into situation in Kashmir, says threat of 'genocide' looming over state

Shah Mahmood Qureshi also said that the top UN rights body should not be embarrassed on the world stage by its inaction over the Kashmir issue.

Over 100,000 detained and missing in Syria, says UN; holds Bashar al-Assad-led govt responsible for crisis
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Over 100,000 detained and missing in Syria, says UN; holds Bashar al-Assad-led govt responsible for crisis

Reports suggest more than 100,000 people in Syria have been detained, abducted or gone missing during the eight-year conflict

Pakistan welcomes UN rights office's report on Jammu and Kashmir, says situation in PoK not same as Gilgit-Baltistan
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Pakistan welcomes UN rights office's report on Jammu and Kashmir, says situation in PoK not same as Gilgit-Baltistan

Pakistan on Monday welcomed the UN rights office's report on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Climate apartheid: rich adjust to climate change but poor suffer the consequences
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Climate apartheid: rich adjust to climate change but poor suffer the consequences

A UN report states that climate change could leave 140 million people from the developing world homeless by 2050.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urges countries to repatriate families of Islamic State fighters
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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urges countries to repatriate families of Islamic State fighters

The United Nations rights chief called on countries to repatriate family members, including some 29,000 children, of suspected foreign fighters in Syria.

United Nations urges countries to cut off business ties with Myanmar military, likens its actions to ethnic cleansing
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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

Caster Semenya vs IAAF: UN Human Rights Council condemns athletics body's attempts to regulate testosterone levels in female athletes
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Caster Semenya vs IAAF: UN Human Rights Council condemns athletics body's attempts to regulate testosterone levels in female athletes

Double Olympic champion Semenya, who has dominated the women's 800 metres over the last decade, has filed a challenge against the IAAF at the Court of Arbitration for Sport

EU, Canada and Australia issue first rebuke of Saudi Arabia at UNHRC; statement calls for activists' release, condemns Khashoggi killing
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EU, Canada and Australia issue first rebuke of Saudi Arabia at UNHRC; statement calls for activists' release, condemns Khashoggi killing

It was the first rebuke of Saudi Arabia at the UN Human Rights Council since it was set up in 2006 and came amid growing international concern about Saudi violations of basic freedoms such as freedom of expression

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warns India over 'divisive' policies, harassment of minorities, particularly Muslims
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UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warns India over 'divisive' policies, harassment of minorities, particularly Muslims

Bachelet said in her annual report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that minorities, in particular Muslims and people from historically disadvantaged and marginalised groups, such as Dalits and Adivasis were being targeted.

Israel's security forces should be prosecuted for war crimes against Palestinians in Gaza, says UN panel; Benjamin Netanyahu rejects report
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Israel's security forces should be prosecuted for war crimes against Palestinians in Gaza, says UN panel; Benjamin Netanyahu rejects report

Israeli security forces may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in killing 189 Palestinians and wounding more than 6,100 at weekly protests in Gaza last year, United Nations investigators said on Thursday.

UN chief calls on international community to protect journalists, says killing of scribes should not be 'new normal'
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UN chief calls on international community to protect journalists, says killing of scribes should not be 'new normal'

In just over a decade, some 1,010 journalists have been killed for reporting the news, and in nine out of 10 cases, the perpetrators are never brought to justice. In 2018 alone, at least 88 journalists have been killed according to the UN.

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi urges UNHRC to probe allegations of human rights abuse in Kashmir
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Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi urges UNHRC to probe allegations of human rights abuse in Kashmir

Acknowledging the role and contribution of the United Nations in these endeavours, Shah Mahmood Qureshi also expressed Pakistan's willingness to further build on this partnership.

India set to be elected to UN Human Rights Council for the fifth time; Bangladesh, Philippines likely to get membership as well
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India set to be elected to UN Human Rights Council for the fifth time; Bangladesh, Philippines likely to get membership as well

India is set to be elected unopposed to the Human Rights Council on Friday as a candidate from the Asia-Pacific region.

International human rights bodies urge Australia to impose sanctions, end military ties with Myanmar over Rohingya genocide
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International human rights bodies urge Australia to impose sanctions, end military ties with Myanmar over Rohingya genocide

The four organisations urged Australia to support the international call to refer the Rohingya case to the International Criminal Court.

Posters appear outside UN office in Geneva highlighting issue of enforced disappearances in Pakistan and PoK
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Posters appear outside UN office in Geneva highlighting issue of enforced disappearances in Pakistan and PoK

According to an NGO, a large number of people, mostly political activists and intellectuals, from Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and PoK have been forcefully abducted by the Pakistan Army and intelligence agencies.

Facebook's definition of terrorism is making states mute dissent, says UN
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Facebook's definition of terrorism is making states mute dissent, says UN

The UNRC remarked that Facebook needs to define terrorism rather than making a sweeping statement.

Facebook bans Myanmar military chief, 19 others to stop spread of hate and misinformation against Rohingya Muslims
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Facebook bans Myanmar military chief, 19 others to stop spread of hate and misinformation against Rohingya Muslims

Facebook has said that it is banning Myanmar's powerful military chief and 19 other individuals and organisations from its site to prevent the spread of hate and misinformation

UN calls for international probe into 'genocide' of Rohingya and prosecution of Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing
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UN calls for international probe into 'genocide' of Rohingya and prosecution of Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing

Myanmar has vehemently denied allegations of ethnic cleansing, insisting it was responding to attacks by Rohingya rebels.