Tag: UN Human Rights Council

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  • Divisive growth

    Divisive growth

    Ms Bachelet has expressed concern over the fact that the demands of citizens protesting against inequality are being met by “violent and excessive use of force, arbitrary detentions, torture and even alleged summary or extrajudicial killings” as in Venezuela, Sudan, Haiti and France ~ the last fountain-head of democracy.

    March 11, 2019
  • Killing of journalists outrageous and should not be new normal: UN chief

    Killing of journalists outrageous and should not be new normal: UN chief

    A study on global trends in media published by the UNESCO in 2017 highlights that impunity for crimes against journalists remains the norm, and trends in kidnappings, disappearances and torture have shown substantial increases since 2012.

    November 2, 2018
  • PK asks UNHRC to withdraw its rights violations in Kashmir report

    PK asks UNHRC to withdraw its rights violations in Kashmir report

    Panun Kashmir also said appointment of Indian representative in the UNHRC in the current context would prove greatly beneficial to the Asia-Pacific Region.

    October 14, 2018
  • Gut-churning narrative

    Gut-churning narrative

    It is time for Aung San Suu Kyi to end her studied silence. Time also for her to appeal to the military to end the relentless repression of Rohingyas. That horrendous repression was graphically documented on Tuesday by the voice of the comity of nations, the UN Human Rights Council. The horrific accounts of murders, …

    September 21, 2018
  • India lashes out at Pakistan for maltreating minorities

    India lashes out at Pakistan for maltreating minorities

    The Indian official said Pakistan had the ‘dubious distinction’ of having more cases of persecution under Blasphemy laws than the rest of the world put together.

    September 19, 2018
  • Engage insurgents, unlock NE potential

    Engage insurgents, unlock NE potential

    India must consider a Panglong-type conference with insurgent groups in the North East to resolve outstanding issues, and ensure that the region becomes an effective counterweight in the region's strategic sphere.

    September 10, 2018
  • Donald Trump administration pulls US out of ‘biased’ UN Human Rights Council

    Donald Trump administration pulls US out of ‘biased’ UN Human Rights Council

    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has regretted the decision announced by the US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley at a joint news conference with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

    June 20, 2018
  • Suo motu action

    Suo motu action

    In May 2012, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Gabriela Knaul made an official visit to Pakistan to assess, among other things, the independence and accountability of the judiciary. In her report to the UN Human Rights Council, she expressed concern that the “role of the Supreme Court seem[ed] to …

    May 30, 2018
  • Pakistan, 14 other nations elected to UN rights body

    Pakistan, 14 other nations elected to UN rights body

    Fifteen countries, including Pakistan, have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council by the UN General Assembly. In a vote on Monday, Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain and Ukraine were elected, a Foreign Office statement said. They will serve a three-year …

    October 17, 2017
  • UN seeks unrestricted access in Myanmar

    UN seeks unrestricted access in Myanmar

    The UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar has sought unhindered access to verify reports of human rights abuses against the Rohingya Muslim minority. “It is important for us to see with our own eyes the sites of these alleged violations and abuses and to speak directly with the affected people and with the authorities. For that …

    September 19, 2017
  • We can’t trust Rohingyas, says MOS Home

    We can’t trust Rohingyas, says MOS Home

    India cannot trust Rohingyas as they are “illegal migrants” and not Indian nationals, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said here on Thursday. “Let me make it very clear… they are not Indians, they are illegal migrants. We can’t trust them,” Ahir said while speaking with a news channel. “These people …

    September 14, 2017
  • Australia to join UN Human Rights Council

    Australia to join UN Human Rights Council

    France's withdrawal will clear the way for Australia and Spain to take up two vacancies.

    July 15, 2017
  • Lanka’s broken promises

    Lanka’s broken promises

    It has now become clear that Sri Lanka, by co-sponsoring with the USA the consensus Resolution 30/1 of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in 2015 hailed as an example of goodwill and cooperation and adopted unan mously, has compromised the credibility of the international organisation. Contrary to promises made in Geneva that in …

    March 16, 2017