U.N. Human Rights Council

Latest U.N. Human Rights Council Items
  • UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, South African Navi Pillay, addresses the United Nations Human Rights Council at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Pillay opened an emergency debate in the 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council with an assessment that around three-quarters of the 650 Palestinians and 31 Israelis killed in the conflict were civilians, and thousands more have been injured. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)

    U.N. Human Rights head accuses Israel of war crimes

    The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, suggested in the wake of the Palestinian death toll hitting nearly 700 that Israel was guilty of war crimes.


  • US to press Sri Lanka again at UN rights council

    The United States said Monday it will sponsor a resolution at the U.N. Human Rights Council that Sri Lanka is worried could call for an international investigation into allegations of war crimes during the island nation's civil conflict.


  • Israel bars U.N. team from probing settlements

    Israel cut working relations with the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday and will bar a U.N. team from entering Israel or the West Bank for a planned investigation of Jewish settlements, the Foreign Ministry said.


  • Fayssal al-Hamwi, Syria's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, delivers Feb. 28, 2012, his statement to the debate on Syria during the 19th session of the Human Rights Council at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva. (Associated Press/Keystone)

    U.S. slams Syria over U.N. rights meeting walkout

    The United States criticized Syria's envoy for storming out of an emergency U.N. meeting on the crisis in his country Tuesday, saying the walkout and a fiery speech that preceded it demonstrated the "delusional" nature of President Bashar Assad's regime.


  • Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida Republican, wants Congress to block U.S. funding for any U.N. efforts to give Palestinians a heightened status. (Associated Press)

    House bill would cut funds to pro-Palestine U.N. groups

    The head of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is asking Congress to block U.S. funds for any United Nations entity that supports giving the Palestinians an elevated status at the U.N.


  • Supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad carry his picture as they shout pro-regime slogans during a demonstration in Damascus, Syria, on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. The Arabic on picture reads, "You protect our home; peace be upon you." (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)

    U.N. rights body demands Syria end violence

    The U.N.'s top human rights body voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to demand that Syria end its bloody crackdown and cooperate with an international probe into possible crimes against humanity.


  • Illustration: Israel and the U.N.

    COOPER & BRACKMAN: Course correction on Mideast peace

    The day after the U.S. midterm elections, President Obama acknowledged "a shellacking" and promised a domestic midcourse correction.


  • U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) visits a new house built by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) for a Palestinian family whose house was destroyed during the Israeli offensive last year. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hams, Pool)

    BOLTON: Ban mischief at the U.N..

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is close to making an enormously significant misjudgment about his role and authority. Mr. Ban has repeatedly called for an "international" inquiry into the May 31 clash with Israeli commandos, provoked by supporters of Hamas on a Turkish-flagged ship off the Gaza Strip, resulting in nine killed and dozens wounded.


  • U.N. council halts permanent probes of Cuba, Belarus

    THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK — The U.N. Human Rights Council yesterday ended permanent investigations of Cuba and Belarus as terms expired for nearly one-third of its 47 member nations.


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