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New UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet rakes up Kashmir issue

The report, launched by her predecessor Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, had been critical of the human rights situation in Kashmir, particularly the use of pellet guns as a measure of crowd control.

published on : 11th September 2018

New UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet: From torture victim to rights bulwark

Arrested in 1975 under Pinochet's military regime, Michelle Bachelet was held for several weeks at the infamous Villa Grimaldi interrogation and torture centre in Santiago.

published on : 10th September 2018

New UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has survived torture herself

She was a young member of the Socialist Party, and her time in a secret prison was an ordeal that she prefers not to talk about, saying only in her autobiography that she suffered "physical hardships.

published on : 4th September 2018

US to back Lanka Tamils on UN human rights resolutions

Since its withdrawal, doubts have been raised about the resolutions which held Sri Lanka accountable for alleged human rights abuses committed by both government troops and the LTTE in 2009.

published on : 31st July 2018

UN Secretary-General supports human rights chief's call for probe in Kashmir 

India has rejected Al Hussein's report in which he had called for a commission of inquiry by the Human Rights Council to conduct an independent international investigation  in the valley.

published on : 13th July 2018

Myanmar urged to withdraw charges against Reuters reporters

UN human rights experts on Wednesday demanded that a Myanmar court drop charges against two Reuters reporters.

published on : 11th July 2018

Allowing UN human rights report on Kashmir was a failure of govt's foreign policy: Congress

The Congress had supported the government's stand in dismissing the UN report on human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, terming it a "prejudiced attempt" by vested interests.

published on : 23rd June 2018

China 'disappointed' with US move to quit UN human rights body

US Permanent Representative to the UN, Nikki Haley yesterday announced the withdrawal of her country from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

published on : 20th June 2018

Russia criticizes US pullout from UN Human Rights Council

Russia says that the U.S. exit from the United Nations' Human Rights Council reflects Washington's unilateralist approach to global affairs.

published on : 20th June 2018

Threat of US withdrawal hangs over UN rights body

Longstanding US criticism of the council for its alleged bias against Israel has escalated since UN-sceptic Donald Trump came to power.

published on : 15th June 2018

UN Human Rights experts flay police firing in Thoothukudi

The killing of 14 anti-Sterlite protesters in police firing at Thoothukudi echoed in the United Nations with UN Human Rights experts condemning the use of lethal force against agitators.

published on : 2nd June 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

US steps up threat to quit UN rights council

US Ambassador Nikki Haley said in a statement that the council was "grossly biased against Israel," noting that it had adopted only three resolutions separately targeting North Korea, Iran and Syria.

published on : 24th March 2018

UN blames Facebook for spreading hate speech against Rohingya

The Chairman of the UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar said on Monday that the social media platform had played a "determining role" in Myanmar.

published on : 13th March 2018

UN rights chief rejects Hungary criticism, calls PM Viktor Orban a 'racist'

Viktor Orban has made repeated comments indicating that an influx of Muslims and Africans poses an existential threat to Hungarian culture. 

published on : 6th March 2018
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