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    Following President Joe Biden's plan for the US military forces to withdraw from the 20-year war in Afghanistan, it's worth reminding ourselves that war and the devastating impacts of it are not only represented by boots on the ground and the presence of military. Days before the exodus began, the United Nations Human Rights Council issued a statement calling on...
    United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet (L) sits next to Human Rights Council president Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan (R) after delivering a speech during a session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. FABRICE COFFRINI/Getty Images China has been crossing swords with the West for the last three days at the UN Human Rights Council. China said...
    CARACAS – The socialist regime of Venezuela, one of the world’s worst human rights abusers, currently holds a seat in the United Nations Human Rights Council, which it will keep until at least 2022. This marks the third time Venezuela is part of this council despite having been condemned by the United Nations itself for its egregious human rights violations....
    Eight new judges are due to be appointed to the ECHR this year, including a French-speaking Belgian, a Polish and a Russian. The last word goes to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, which decides by a vote in plenary session. Folder VSEach member state of the Council of...
    “For years, the countries of Europe have been engaged in a race towards the abyss, to keep outside our borders those in need of our protection, with disastrous consequences”, laments Dunja Mijatovic, Commissioner for Human Rights. man from the Council of Europe, in the introduction to the report. “Their response is one of the most egregious examples of how...
    Human Rights Council on the Right to Privacy OISTE.ORG to Address Virtually the 46th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on the Right to Privacy March 3rd 2021 at 3 PM CET Privacy is as a basic, fundamental human right Geneva, February 24, 2021 – The OISTE Foundation, a non-governmental organization, in special consultative status with the Economic...
    February 24, 2021 9:24 AM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, claimed this Wednesday that the country is back in the UN Human Rights Council (HR), a body that Washington repudiated during the Donald Trump Administration, but warned that it will use that forum to condemn the violations of states like China...
    Miami : The head of US diplomacy, Antony Blinken, condemned the human rights abuses that are fostered in Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, and Iran and called for the release of Alexei Nalvany, a political prisoner of Russia at the celebration of the 46th period of the Council of Human Rights of the United Nations Organization. From Washington, the secretary used...
    “I am pleased to announce that the United States will seek a seat on the Human Rights Council for the term 2022-2024. We humbly ask for the support of all member countries of the United Nations in our wish to sit again in this institution “, said Mr. Blinken, during an intervention by videoconference before the HRC. The Trump...
    February 23, 2021 11:04 AM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. United States Senator Rick Scott said on Monday that it is “hypocritical” for the Human Rights Council of the United Nations (UN) to allow the participation of Nicolás Maduro, in its annual assembly, inaugurated this Monday in Geneva. Scott made his pronouncement after the Human Rights Council’s decision...
    Miami : February 22, 2021February 22, 2021 0 US Senator Rick Scott rejected the decision of the United Nations (UN) to grant the right to speak to dictator Nicolás Maduro regarding the start of the session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. “Amazing. A new low point for the Human Rights Council. Giving...
    Alena Douhan took over as Special Rapporteur of the United Nations on March 25, 2020. She is a graduate and professor of International Law at the Belarusian State University, controlled by Aleksandr Lukashenko. She is also the director of the Peace Research Center. Douhan obtained a PhD in International Law at the State University in 2005 and in 2015 the...
    More On: united nations Myanmar protesters back on streets despite police violence UN chief: Polluters must join ‘net zero’ club for climate UN reappoints Bloomberg as special envoy for climate action UN fears situation will worsen for Rohingya in Myanmar President Biden’s obsession with rapidly reversing his predecessor’s policies has him doing something he constantly accused his predecessor of...
    Washington wants to integrate again into the UN Human Rights Council. The head of American diplomacy underlined the importance of this return of the United States in this forum. End of the empty chair of the United States in this high body of the UN The United States announced, Monday February 8, their intention to participate again...
    Miami : Washington’s focus on its his return to the UN Human Rights Council will be “working with the allies” to continue supporting the people of Venezuela and Cuba in their “democratic aspirations,” said the spokeswoman in Spanish for the United States Department of State, Namita Biggins, in an interview with the Voice of America. The official dismissed the...
    UN The United States announced on Monday its intention to “get involved” in the Human Rights Council again, marking a break with a Trump administration that knocked on the door in 2018, especially accusing Israel of hypocrisy. US Secretary of State Anthony Blingen said in a statement that the president had instructed the State Department to “immediately and forcefully intervene”...
    This request was made “in response to the state of emergency imposed on Burma, the arbitrary detention of democratically elected politicians and members of civil society,” said the UK ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Julian Braithwaite, Monday morning. “We must respond urgently to the ordeal the people of Burma are going through and the rapidly deteriorating human...
    The administration of President Joe Biden will announce this week that it will re-enter the UN Human Rights Council from which former President Donald Trump retired nearly three years ago, US officials said Sunday. The decision reverses another measure from the Trump era in which it removed the United States from various multilateral organizations and agreements. Miami World / apnews...
    February 8, 2021 9:38 AM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The Government of the United States (USA) will return as an observer country to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations (UN), an institution that it left in mid-2018. This was reported on Monday by the US delegation at an organizational meeting in Geneva. US diplomat Mark...
    The administration of President Joe Biden will announce this week that it will re-enter the UN Human Rights Council from which former President Donald Trump retired nearly three years ago, US officials said. The decision reverses another measure from the Trump era in which it removed the United States from various multilateral organizations and agreements. Secretary of State Antony...
    Miami : February 7, 2021 0 This week, the administration of President Joe Biden will officially announce that it will re-enter the UN Human Rights Council, a place from which former President Donald Trump retired almost three years ago. The information was released this Sunday and reverses another measure of the Trump era to remove the...
    Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Monday warned that a potential move by President Biden to rejoin the controversial U.N. Human Rights Council would "fly in the face" of the fight for human rights. "The U.N. Human Rights Council is a cesspool of political bias that makes a mockery of human rights," Haley tweeted.  NIKKI HALEY SAYS BIDEN IMMIGRATION BILL...
    Former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNikki HaleyTrump selects South Carolina lawyer for impeachment trial Can we protect our country — from our rulers, and ourselves? In calling out Trump, Nikki Haley warns of a more sinister threat MORE warned Monday against President Biden's pledge to rejoin the U.N.'s Human Rights Council. In a tweet, Haley called the body...
    Drug addiction impacts millions of lives. At some point, most of us will be affected by it, whether it’s a family member, a friend, or oneself that has the addiction. Although many people assume that the best way to fight back against addiction is through criminalizing drug-use, data shows otherwise. In 2001, Portugal decriminalized the possession of drugs for personal...
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday brushed off criticism of U.S. human rights records by countries such as China and Iran, arguing that countries who abuse human rights the most shout loudest. "Brutal regimes shouting the loudest about our record have the most to hide about their abysmal records" Pompeo said at a press conference Tuesday. CUBA, CHINA, RUSSIA...
    The United Nations General Assembly allowed multiple countries with documented instances of human rights abuses into the organization's human rights council on Tuesday. The international group's general assembly issued votes to allow China and Cuba into the human rights council, despite both countries having sites of human rights atrocities committed by communist authoritarian governments. Cuba received 170 votes out...
    The United Nations General Assembly elected Cuba on Tuesday as a member of the Human Rights Council despite protests by activists and civil society organizations that have denounced multiple human-rights violations committed by the Cuban regime. Cuba got 170 votes out of 192 valid ballots. In its candidacy statement, Cuba promised to promote “cultural rights” and highlighted its political system’s...
    Drug addiction impacts millions of lives. At some point, most of us will be affected by it, whether it’s a family member, a friend, or oneself that has the addiction. Although many people assume that the best way to fight back against addiction is through criminalizing drug-use, data shows otherwise. In 2001, Portugal decriminalized the possession of drugs for personal...
    Despite long being under a cloud of controversy for its human rights record – from the treatment of ethnic minorities to the muzzling of critics, all of which was amplified in the past year – China continues to climb the ranks as a human rights leader in the United Nations. On April 1, it was no fool's trick that China scored...
    The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) has removed a social media post that defended the right of Antifa to “freedom of expression” and “peaceful assembly” after considerable backlash following a report from Breitbart News. The now-deleted post, which also displayed the far-left movement’s flag, said: “UN Human Rights experts express profound concern over a recent statement by the US...
    Miami — The statement made by the Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo, has been forceful, saying that the United Nations Human Rights Council has been and continues to be “a refuge for dictators and democracies that please them.” Through a statement, the secretary of state added that it is now made up of Venezuela and...
    The United Nations received some strong criticism from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over a resolution passed by the organization’s controversial Human Rights Council targeted the United States. The HRC’s resolution criticized America’s alleged problem with policing and race, Fox News reported, even though the council itself ignores egregious human rights abuses from some of the countries that sit...
    FRANKFURT – U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said the decision by the U.N.'s top human rights body to commission a report on policing and race amid international protests spurred by George Floyd's death “marks a new low” and confirmed the Trump administration's decision to withdraw from the Human Rights Council in 2018. The council agreed Friday in...
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said the decision by the U.N.’s top human rights body to commission a report on policing and race amid international protests spurred by George Floyd’s death “marks a new low” and confirmed the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Human Rights Council in 2018. The council agreed...
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday criticized the U.N. Human Rights Council, after the controversial organization passed a resolution criticizing the state of policing and race in the U.S. -- even as it is accused of ignoring egregious human rights violations from those on the council itself. “The United Nations Human Rights Council, now comprised of Venezuela and recently, Cuba and...
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The United Nations Human Rights Council condemned what it called serious human rights violations in Nicaragua and urged President Daniel Ortega to cease such tactics Friday. The council approved the resolution with a vote of 24 to 4 with 19 abstentions at its seat in Geneva, Switzerland. The decision was celebrated by the Nicaraguan opposition. The...
    Following worldwide outrage against police brutality and the death of George Floyd, the United Nations (U.N.) Human Rights Council will hold an “urgent” debate on “systemic racism, and police brutality against peaceful protesters” that continually takes place in the U.S. on Wednesday, the U.N. body announced. Floyd, a Black man, was violently killed by the police on May 25, when...
    The U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday said it would hold a debate on “systemic racism, police brutality and violence against peaceful protests” amid global demonstrations sparked by the death of George Floyd in the U.S. The decision followed a request last week by Burkina Faso on behalf of all African countries, Reuters reported. Delegates wearing protective...
    The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold an "urgent" debate on systemic racism and police brutality, the organization said Monday. The debate among the U.N.'s top human rights body is the result of a request from Burkina Faso, on behalf of 54 African countries.  The U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva said it will examine the "current racially inspired...
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