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U.N. Human Rights Council
Latest U.N. Human Rights Council Items
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The day after the U.S. midterm elections, President Obama acknowledged "a shellacking" and promised a domestic midcourse correction.
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.
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.