Human Rights Council

Caster Semenya row: UN Human Rights Council calls IAAF's new gender rules 'humiliating, harmful'

In a rare intrusion in the world of sport, the United Nations' top rights body has passed a resolution stating that the IAAF may be in breach of international human rights norms and standards.

published on : 23rd March 2019

Sri Lanka Tamils demand foreign judges to probe war crimes

According to the government figures, around 20,000 people are missing due to various conflicts including the civil war with Lankan Tamils in the north and east which claimed at least 100,000 lives.

published on : 23rd March 2019

Saudi Arabia rejects call for international probe of Jamal Khashoggi murder

The head of a Saudi delegation speaking before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva insisted that his country was taking all the "measures required for us to resolve this heinous crime".

published on : 14th March 2019

Rights group demands trial of new Sri Lanka army chief for alleged war crimes

The ITJP said that in 2011, a war crimes lawsuit was filed against Silva in New York but had failed because he enjoyed diplomatic immunity at the time.

published on : 10th January 2019

Jamal Khashoggi killing: Saudi Arabia grilled at UN rights review session

The public debate at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva came just over a month after the royal insider-turned-critic was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

published on : 6th November 2018

Pak Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi urges UNHRC to probe human rights abuses in Kashmir

During his speech, Qureshi outlined Pakistan's priorities with a particular focus on social and economic development, poverty alleviation, job creation and institutional reforms.

published on : 24th October 2018

Huge win puts India on UN rights panel

The 18 new members were elected by absolute majority through a secret ballot. Countries needed a minimum of 97 votes to get elected to the Council.

published on : 14th October 2018

India wins election to UN Human Rights Council in Asia-Pacific category

The 193-member UN General Assembly held elections here for new members to the UN Human Rights Council.

published on : 12th October 2018

UN rights council renews Yemen war crimes probe

The United Nations Human Rights Council voted to extend an international probe of alleged war crimes committed in Yemen despite strong opposition from Saudi Arabia and several of its allies. 

published on : 28th September 2018

Israel's Gaza response 'wholly disproportionate': UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Violations of the Geneva Conventions adopted in 1949 following World War II are commonly called "war crimes", although Zeid did not explicitly use that word. 

published on : 18th May 2018

African countries says attacks on Nigerians racist, will call for UNHRC probe

The heads of African Mission accredited to India had convened a special meeting to look into the recent attacks against African students, in Greater Noida.

published on : 3rd April 2017