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Venezuela's representative to the UN Human Rights Council vociferously objected today when the aunt of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, speaking on behalf of the non-governmental human rights group UN Watch, called on the 47-nation body to
The charges are being taken seriously in Geneva's international circles where Brown is held in high regard, say insiders. A senior UN official alleges that Francis Gurry, the Australian head of the world body's intellectual property agency,
Noting that more and more people around the world are taking to the streets to lay claim to their rights, United Nations officials opened the latest session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva today with calls for the protection of members of civil
The writer denounced my analogies to the Nazi atrocities stating they drew a long bow. But he made no reference to the witness, quoted in the report, who complained of having to burn hundreds of bodies of prisoners who starved to death, and buried
A coalition of 20 human rights groups organizing the upcoming Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy expressed grave concern at the Cuban government's arrest today of Antunez, one of the conference's invited speakers, apparently to prevent or
In Summary The law sets 14-year jail terms for same-sex couples who live together advertisement New York/United Nations The United Nations secretary-general on Wednesday echoed earlier US criticisms of a new Nigerian law prohibiting same-sex marriage.
China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Cuba and Algeria won seats on Nov. 12 on the U.N. Human Rights Council, riling independent human rights groups who said their election undermined the rights watchdogs credibility. The General Assembly elected 14
Few if any of the UN human rights mechanisms -- including those experts concerned with racism -- have addressed antisemitism in any meaningful way. The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch issued the following statement welcoming Ban Ki-moon's
The appointment of China, Cuba, Russia and Saudi Arabia to the top UN body dealing with human-rights abuses despite profound concerns over the record of all four nations on safeguarding personal freedoms has been criticised by campaigners. The
Top European lawmakers today called on their own governments to oppose China, Russia, Cuba, Saudi Arabia and other manifestly unworthy countries running in next Tuesday's election of 14 new member states to the UN's 47-nation human rights council...