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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UN human rights experts on Wednesday demanded that a Myanmar court drop charges against two Reuters reporters.
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.
US Permanent Representative to the UN, Nikki Haley yesterday announced the withdrawal of her country from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
Russia says that the U.S. exit from the United Nations' Human Rights Council reflects Washington's unilateralist approach to global affairs.
Longstanding US criticism of the council for its alleged bias against Israel has escalated since UN-sceptic Donald Trump came to power.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Viktor Orban has made repeated comments indicating that an influx of Muslims and Africans poses an existential threat to Hungarian culture.