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    The Biden administration announced Thursday that the U.S. would officially rejoin the UN Human Rights Council, a reversal of the Trump administration’s decision to leave the body, in part due to its “unending hostility towards Israel.” “Starting on January 1, 2022, in our new role as member, we can fully participate in the Council’s work of protecting and promoting human...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States won a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council that former president Donald Trump denounced and quit, joining 17 other nations elected in uncontested votes Thursday that were criticized for guaranteeing spots to countries with abysmal rights records. The 193-member U.N. General Assembly elected all 18 candidates proposed by the world organization’s five...
    (CNN)The United States is officially a member of the controversial United Nations Human Rights Council again, reversing former President Donald Trump's withdrawal three years ago.The US was elected on Thursday in an uncontested ballot of member countries by the UN General Assembly. President Joe Biden had said he would return the US to the Geneva-based rights organization. Cameroon, Eritrea and...
    EXCLUSIVE: Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday tore into President Biden's move to re-enter the U.N. Human Rights Council – which has been dogged by controversy over the human rights abusers among its members, and which Haley branded a "cesspool.""If President Biden truly cared about human rights, he would keep us far away from the cesspool that is the...
    The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday voted for the first time to formally recognize the right to a clean and sustainable environment, a move that climate campaigners applauded as the hard-won result of activism from grassroots groups and small-island countries. "Today's historic decision is the culmination of over 40 years of efforts to recognize the right to a...
    GENEVA (AP) — Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry wants the European Union to scale back its plans to boost scrutiny of human rights under the new Taliban leadership in Afghanistan, which is hoping to emerge from decades of war and instability. Islamabad says “further improvements” to a resolution at the U.N.’s top human rights body are needed, including concrete pledges of...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday saying that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers need to establish an inclusive government that has “the full, equal and meaningful participation of women” and upholds human rights. The resolution adopted by the U.N.’s most powerful body also extends the current mandate of the U.N. political mission in Afghanistan...
    The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution on Monday – without support from Russia and China – requesting that Taliban terrorists respect human rights in Afghanistan. The U.N. has not published the full text of the resolution at press time, but media organizations privy to the text have reported that it presents the Taliban with three main requests: to...
    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...
    More than two dozen independent experts appointed by the United Nations' Human Rights Council on Monday called for countries around the world to take swift diplomatic action "to prevent the slaughter of civilians, the destruction of essential civilian infrastructure, and the undoing of decades of human rights, rule of law, and gender equality work" in Afghanistan. "The work undertaken in...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security on Monday called for an immediate end to violence in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover of the country and inclusive talks to form a new Afghan government that includes women. In its first statement since the Taliban a day earlier ousted the U.S.-backed President Ashraf Ghani, who has since fled Afghanistan, the...
    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s former top human rights official will be part of a new permanent panel investigating abuses in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank, the U.N. Human Rights Council said Thursday. The chairperson of the 47-member Human Rights Council appointed Navi Pillay, a former South African judge, to lead a commission of inquiry established following the 11-day...
    The panel on "The Five" discussed Secretary of State Antony Blinken's invitation to the United Nations' human rights council arm to investigate what he claimed are alleged injustices in the U.S. system and American society. On Thursday, co-host Jesse Watters argued Blinken's invitation shows that Democrats' custom of calling America "racist" is "not enough" for them. "They are inviting the...
    The Biden administration’s silence on worsening anti-government protests in Cuba and Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s invitation to the United Nations to review the U.S. on human rights is not only insane but dangerous, former U.N. ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley told "The Story" on Wednesday. Haley: I thought that the Biden administration was extreme leftist. This is...
    EXCLUSIVE: Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday tore into the Biden administration for issuing an invitation to the United Nations' envoys on racism and minority issues to visit the U.S., describing the move as "insane.""China has one million Uyghurs in concentration camps, Cuba is beating protesters, and Venezuela is torturing political prisoners," Haley said in a statement to Fox...
    A United Nations human rights investigator is being called anti-Semitic for remarks made Friday against Israel at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. Critics say this is just another long line of anti-Israel bias stemming from the world body as it seeks to rewrite history.  Michael Lynk, a Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, was speaking to...
    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...
    The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) voted Thursday to establish a permanent “Commission of Inquiry” into Israel — and only Israel — in response to the recent 11-day war in Gaza, launched by Palestinian Hamas terrorists. The resolution, which passed 24-9, with 14 abstentions, creates an ongoing independent, international commission of inquiry, to be appointed by the President of the Human...
    President Joe Biden has made his intentions to return to the failed foreign policies of the past very clear. This includes the Biden administration’s intent for the United States to "re-engage immediately and robustly" with the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) without receiving any commitments for much needed institutional reforms.  The U.N. General Assembly created the UNHRC in 2006...
    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....
    Nikki Haley on Thursday tore into the claim by U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield that White supremacy was "weaved" into U.S. founding documents and principles – with Haley saying the criticism was a "win for our enemies." "The Biden administration criticizing our country in front of the world’s worst human rights abusers & oppressive regimes is a win for our...
    UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the Human Rights Council that “the original sin of slavery weaved white supremacy into our founding documents,” as the Biden administration lobbies the body to re-admit the US. Thomas-Greenfield made the remarks while delivering a speech at a virtual National Action Network conference Wednesday, where she argued that the “imperfect union” of America must approach...
    More On: united nations UN food chief on border, pandemic: ‘When you don’t have food, you pack up and go find it somewhere’ UN chief: 52 armies and groups suspected of sexual violence Nearly a million going hungry in conflict-hit Mozambique, UN says US agency says women can get abortion pill via telemedicine UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the...
    White supremacy is woven "into our founding documents and principles," President Joe Biden's ambassador to the United Nations said on Wednesday. The United States needs to practice "humility" when it comes to promoting "equity and justice" on the international stage, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said after mentioning the administration's intention to rejoin the U.N. Human Rights Council. "Of course, when we...
    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...
    The 47 member states of the Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted a resolution to this effect (20 votes in favor, 7 against and 20 abstentions), presented by the European Union and supported by the United States, which does not are not members of the UN body but have participated in the debates since the arrival of Joe Biden at...
    GENEVA (AP) — China on Wednesday blasted the United States’ human rights record, citing what it called U.S. failures against COVID-19 that cost “hundreds of thousands of lives,” as well as racial discrimination, police brutality, and an “evil past of genocide.” Jiang Duan, a counsellor at the Chinese mission in Geneva, voiced the criticism at the end of an examination...
    “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...
    Mar. 9—If you’ve caught any coverage of the crisis in Myanmar this winter, chances are you’ve seen or heard the United Nation’s independent human rights expert interviewed about the military coup and violent crackdown on protesters, ethnic minorities and the political opposition in the country in Southeast Asia. The U.N. “special rapporteur” has been all over the world media, denouncing...
    A representative of the leftist dictatorship of Belarus presented a statement to the U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday in defense of the Chinese Communist Party’s erosion of civil rights in Hong Kong, allegedly signed by 70 other U.N. member nations. China’s state media apparatus effusively celebrated the letter as the support of the entire world behind its policies to...
    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...
    The New York Times Blinken, Without Leaving Home, Tries to Mend Fences With Allies Abroad WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony Blinken has kicked off his first month in the job with a blaze of diplomacy. As part of his effort to re-energize American alliances frayed by the Trump years, Blinken has spoken with dozens of his counterparts around the...
    The Biden administration on Wednesday officially announced its intention to return to the U.N. Human Rights Council after Trump’s administration left the organization, describing it as a “poor defender of human rights.” In a released statement from Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the U.S. hopes to rejoin the council at the beginning of 2022. Elections of any new members to the council, including...
    The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that the United States will seek reentry into the United Nations Human Rights Council after an exit under President Donald Trump in 2018. "Today, the administration took an important step in that direction by announcing the U.S. intent to seek election to a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council starting in January...
    Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday slammed the Biden administration’s move to reclaim a seat on the controversial Human Rights Council – noting that the Geneva-based body’s table includes "tyrants & dictators." "The Biden admin wants a seat back at the table w/ tyrants & dictators," Haley tweeted. BLINKEN EXPRESSES INTENTION TO RETURN TO UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL "The US...
    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - In a speech to the 47-member U.N. Human Rights Council, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has reaffirmed Washington’s commitment to press for universal protection and promotion of human rights. In his first appearance before the U.N.’s top human rights body, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made it clear Washington plans to fully re-engage in the...
    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...
    The U.S. on Wednesday officially announced its intent to seek election to the U.N. Human Rights Council after departing the body under the Trump administration, Secretary of State Antony BlinkenAntony BlinkenSenate confirms Vilsack as Agriculture secretary On China, is Biden channeling Trump or Trump's administration? They're not the same Biden's unity effort falters MORE said. A statement from the secretary...
    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...
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the United States will seek to rejoin the U.N. Human Rights Council when elections are held later this year.   Blinken said in a video address to the council Wednesday, “We humbly ask for the support of all U.N. member states in our bid to return to a seat in this body.”   Seats...
    Geneva — The United States is seeking election to the United Nations Human Rights Council three years after former president Donald Trump's administration withdrew, the U.S. top diplomat told the rights body on Wednesday. "I'm pleased to announce the United States will seek election to the Human Rights Council for the 2022-24 term," Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the...
    By JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday the United States will vie for a seat at the U.N.'s human rights body, which would cement a U.S. return to a Geneva-based body that was shunned by the Trump administration. The top U.S. diplomat said his country will seek a three-year term starting...
    The Biden administration on Wednesday said the U.S. will seek election to the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) nearly three years after former President Donald Trump withdrew from the body, according to a report.  "I'm pleased to announce the United States will seek election to the Human Rights Council for the 2022-24 term,"c Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the council,...
    GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday the United States will vie for a seat at the U.N.’s human rights body, which would cement a U.S. return to a Geneva-based body that was shunned by the Trump administration. The top U.S. diplomat said his country will seek a three-year term starting next year at the Human...
    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States will seek election to the U.N. Human Rights Council later this year, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday, marking the Biden administration's latest international re-engagement. Blinken, addressing the council by recorded video, said that President Joseph Biden's administration would work to eliminate what he called the Geneva forum's...
    “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...
    By JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s top human rights body has opened its first and highest-level meeting of 2021, amid growing concerns on issues including the military coup in Myanmar, the arrest of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Russia and the rights situations in countries including Ethiopia and Sri Lanka. The four-week session at the Human...
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