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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...
    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatari citizens voted for the first time in elections for an advisory council on Saturday — a long-delayed step that aims to give people in the autocratic sheikhdom slightly more say over how they’re ruled. The “experiment,” as Qatari officials have described the vote, comes as the 2022 World Cup casts a global spotlight on the...
    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...
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The Council of Europe on Monday awarded its major human rights prize to jailed Belarus opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova, who was arrested last year after she tore up her passport at the border to prevent her forced expulsion from the country. Earlier this month, a court in Minsk found her guilty of conspiring to seize power, creating...
    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...
    Demonstrators upset over Los Angeles City Hall’s homelessness and policing policies disrupted the celebration of a new city department Monday, drowning out the remarks of Mayor Eric Garcetti and others. More than a dozen protesters chanted, yelled and used a bullhorn to shout expletives at officials who had gathered for the opening of the Civil and Human Rights and Equity...
    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...
    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief warned Tuesday that she had received credible reports of severe abuses in areas under Taliban control in Afghanistan, including “summary executions” of civilians and security forces who had laid down their arms and restrictions on women. Michelle Bachelet urged the Human Rights Council to take “bold and vigorous action” to monitor the...
    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...
    Google-owned YouTube censored the channel of FRC Action — the legislative affiliate of the Family Research Council (FRC), a socially conservative think tank — over a video discussing the Washington DC City Council’s decision to allow schools to vaccinate children against coronavirus without parental consent. YouTube removed the video even though it contained no claims about the efficacy of vaccines, instead merely...
    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...
    Turkey’s Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan formally withdrew Turkey on Thursday from the Istanbul Convention, an international treaty aimed at reducing domestic violence against women. “Turkey said it pulled back from the convention on the ground that it was undermining family values,” Turkey’s Hürriyet Daily News reported on July 1. Erdogan issued a presidential decree on March 20 annulling Turkey’s...
    SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — One month after the mass shooting at the VTA railyard, the San Jose City Council is expected to pass several gun control measures, including requirements to buy liability insurance and pay an annual fee to offset the costs of gun violence. Mayor Sam Liccardo said the measures can be used to get guns out of...
    SAN MATEO (BCN) – The city of San Mateo on Monday took its first step towards by-district elections, a move that would change how residents elect their councilmembers. Under district-based elections, voters from each district in the city will vote on one councilmember who lives in that district to represent that district. Currently, the city of San Mateo has an...
    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...
    NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on “NCAA Athlete NIL (name, image, and likeness) Rights” on Capitol Hill on June 9, 2021 in Washington, DC. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images NCAA president Mark Emmert could enact rules that grant NIL rights to all college athletes. Emmert said in a memo if the...
    U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said this week that Iran will lose its voting rights in the General Assembly after failing to pay its dues to the multilateral organization’s operating budget. In a letter to General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir, Guterres said that the theocratic regime, along with countries including the Central African Republic and Somalia, are in arrears. Iran...
    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...
    Democratic state legislators from across the country are forming a voting rights council as the party searches for ways to fight back against a wave GOP-led states codifying restrictions to the ballot box.  The council, which is being convened under the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC), will “convene legislators to strategize about fighting GOP voter suppression — legislatively or judicially...
    Prince William Shares New Details About Princess Charlottes 6th Birthday Celebration What happened in the stock market today? Tech sees worst day since March, Dow ekes out gain A $750,000 proposed settlement in a police misconduct lawsuit brought by former Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown gained approval of the Milwaukee Common Council Tuesday, nearly three years after the lawsuit was filed. Body...
    The Milwaukee Common Council on Tuesday approved a $750,000 settlement in a lawsuit brought by former Bucks player Sterling Brown over his 2018 arrest in which he was taken to the ground and shocked with a Taser. The incident started when Brown was approached by police over a parking violation. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The settlement does...
    A Temecula City Council member who compared her fight against face mask mandates to Rosa Parks’ bus demonstration for civil rights has touched off a weeks-long controversy in the majority-white Riverside County city where residents are sharply divided over the comments and Black community members have expressed anger over the remarks. The council member, Jessica Alexander, a staunch anti-mask...
    A city official in Southern California is facing criticism after she compared her refusal to wear a mask during the coronavirus pandemic with Rosa Parks’s historic fight against racial segregation. Jessica Alexander, a member of the Temecula City Council, made the remarks last week during a council meeting in response to debate about how long the body should continue hosting...
    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....
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council expressed concern Thursday about humanitarian conditions and human rights in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, marking the council’s first collective comment on the conflict that has raged in the region for six months. The statement made no mention of Eritrean soldiers in Tigray, though U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock and Amnesty International said last...
    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...
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    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 president of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, has announced this Tuesday the changes in the Executive after the departure of the second vice president and minister of Social Rights and Agenda 2030 until now, Pablo Iglesias, who said goodbye today coinciding with his last presence in the Council of Ministers. “There will be stability” and “a progressive coalition government...
    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...
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    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...
    AFL-CIO on Thursday called for the Senate to abolish the filibuster if it prevents Democrats from moving forward with a pro-worker agenda.  “For decades, working people have paid the price for corporate-first government,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. “Time and again, the Senate’s arcane rules have been used to keep working people from claiming the basic rights and dignities that...
    NEMASKA, Eeyou Istchee, March 10, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ – In an open letter published this week in The Hill Times, 37 Indigenous Nations and governments and other organizations, and 125 human rights advocates, are calling for the timely passage of Bill C-15, the proposed federal legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The open...
    “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...