UN Human Rights

China, Pakistan and Russia win seats on UN human rights council, Saudis lose

Russia and Cuba were running unopposed, but China and Saudi Arabia were in a five-way race in the only contested race for seats on the Human Rights Council.

published on : 14th October 2020

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet decries racism in US, keeps eye on Hong Kong

Bachelet raised concerns about the human rights situation in Myanmar, Nicaragua and Venezuela, among other places on her agenda.

published on : 14th September 2020

UN expert: Pandemic's worst impacts on poverty yet to come

“The social safety nets put into place are full of holes,” said Olivier De Schutter, a legal scholar appointed by U.N. Human Rights Council as special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.

published on : 11th September 2020

US in mind, UN body to report on racism after Floyd killing

The aim is "to contribute to accountability and redress for victims" in the U.S. and beyond, the resolution states.

published on : 20th June 2020

UNHCHR condemns pardoning of Sri Lanka army officer who killed Tamil civilians

Sri Lanka's President had pardoned former army sergeant Sunil Ratnayake who was sentenced in 2015 for the murder of eight Tamil civilians.

published on : 28th March 2020

UN Human Rights Council to suspend session over COVID-19

There were no objections to the proposal, which came a day after the World Health Organization said COVID-19 could now be classed as a pandemic.

published on : 12th March 2020

Dismantle terror camps, India tells Pakistan at UNHRC session

In a 10-point list to Pakistan, First Secretary in India’s Permanent Mission Vimarsh Aryan asked Islamabad to put an end to public advocacy and support for terrorists.

published on : 29th February 2020

J&K will always remain integral part of India: Diplomat hits back at Pakistan during UNHRC meet

Jammu and Kashmir “was, is and shall forever” remain an integral part of India, a top Indian diplomat said at the UN Human Rights Council’s meeting in Geneva on Wednesday,

published on : 27th February 2020

Sri Lanka to pull out off resolution on human rights violation during civil war, briefs UN council

Sri Lanka co-sponsored a resolution in 2015 calling for an investigation into alleged serious human rights violations against both govt forces and Tamil Tiger rebels

published on : 22nd February 2020

Maldives crackdown an 'assault on democracy': UN rights chief

The tiny island nation has been grappling with a political crisis after the president refused to obey a Supreme Court order to release nine political prisoners and declared a state of emergency.

published on : 8th February 2018

United Nations human rights chief deplores India's move to deport Rohingyas

UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein today flayed any attempts by India to deport Rohingyas to Myanmar when the ethnic minority community is facing violence in their country.

published on : 11th September 2017

Rohingya seemingly face 'ethnic cleansing': United Nations human rights chief

The UN human rights chief condemned he violence and injustice faced by the ethnic Rohingya minority in Myanmar as a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.

published on : 11th September 2017

UN expert urges restraint in security operation in Myanmar

A UN human rights expert has expressed concern over an army battalion flying into Rakhine state in western Myanmar, saying the government must ensure security forces respect human rights.

published on : 12th August 2017

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