UN human rights

India rejects UN rights official’s remark on Teesta Setalvad’s arrest

“We have seen a comment by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding the legal action against Teesta Setalvad and two other persons.

published on : 30th June 2022

US Supreme Court ruling on abortion 'huge blow' to women's human rights, gender equality: UNHR Chief 

The UN Women added that when safe and legal access to abortion is restricted, women are forced to resort to less-safe methods, too often with damaging or disastrous results.

published on : 25th June 2022

Chinese leader Xi defends record to UN human rights chief 

"Each nation should be allowed to find its own path based on its particular circumstances and criticizing those countries that lecture others on human rights and politicise the issue," he said.

published on : 25th May 2022

India abstains in UNHRC resolution on deteriorating human rights situation in Ukraine

The resolution was adopted by a vote of 33 in favour, China and Eritrea voting against and 12 abstentions.

published on : 13th May 2022

UN to publish 'realistic' Ukraine war casualty estimates

The UN human rights office publishes a daily toll of civilian deaths and injuries that it can verify to a certain standard, though stresses that the 'actual figures are considerably higher'.

published on : 9th April 2022

Don't expect Russia to be ousted from UN Security Council: White House  

A day earlier, Russia was suspended from the UN Human Rights Council.

published on : 9th April 2022

Russia suspended from UN Human Rights Council, India abstains in UNGA vote

TS Tirumurti said India continues to remain deeply concerned at the worsening situation and reiterates its call for end to all hostilities.

published on : 7th April 2022

UN report urges immediate international effort to stem violence in Myanmar

Covering the period since the 1 February 2021 military takeover, the report is based on interviews with over 155 victims, witnesses, and advocates, whose accounts were corroborated.

published on : 16th March 2022

At least 227 civilians dead in Ukraine: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The rights office admits that the figures so far are a vast undercount and it uses a strict methodology and counts only confirmed casualties.

published on : 3rd March 2022

China's Foreign Minister says UN rights chief can visit Xinjiang but won't allow any probe

UN Human Rights Chief Bachelet has long sought access to the western Chinese region to investigate accusations of abuse against ethnic Uyghurs.

published on : 20th February 2022

Concerned about exclusion of women in Afghanistan; Hazara, Hindu women especially vulnerable: UN experts

UN human rights experts said these concerns are exacerbated in the cases of women from "ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities such as the Hazara, Tajik, Hindu and other communities."

published on : 18th January 2022

The plight of Tamils of Indian origin in Sri Lanka

Apply any yardstick to workers in Lanka’s tea plantations—living conditions, longevity of life, education—they are at the bottom of the ladder.

published on : 22nd December 2021

Taliban behind summary execution of 72 ex-govt employees, security men: UN

UN deputy rights chief Nada Al-Nashif said they received credible allegations of more than 100 killings of former Afghan national security forces and others associated with the former government.

published on : 14th December 2021

India gets re-elected to UN Human Rights Council for 2022-24 term

India vowed to continue to work for the promotion and protection of Human Rights through "Samman, Samvad and Sahyog."

published on : 14th October 2021

Ready to engage with Tamil diaspora for talks: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

UN Human Rights Council last week announced in Geneva that they are in possession of some 120,000 pieces of evidence on alleged abuses committed by Sri Lankan troops.

published on : 21st September 2021
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