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U.N. Human Rights Council
Latest U.N. Human Rights Council Items
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.
Arab nations demanded Monday that Syria allow an international probe on whether crimes against humanity have been committed during the country's bloody crackdown, illustrating the growing world isolation of President Bashar Assad.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden tried his hand at archery and watched a wrestling match during a brief visit Monday in Mongolia, which he called a shining example of democratic development.
The United Nations issued its first condemnation of discrimination against gays, lesbians and transgender people on Friday in a cautiously worded declaration hailed by supporters including the United States as a historic moment.
The wife of a prominent human rights lawyer who disappeared for two months amid a massive Chinese security crackdown said her husband has returned home and appears to be well.
The Obama administration has turned down a plea from Syria's democratic opposition to step up diplomatic pressure on President Bashar Assad, who has violently repressed peaceful anti-government protests.
Facing sharp questioning from congressional Republicans, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday strongly defended America's membership on the U.N. Human Rights Council, despite its perceived anti-Israel bias and its roster of repressive nations.
The United Nations' top human rights body appointed a special investigator to look into human rights abuses in Iran, overcoming resistance from nations that considered it meddling with that country's internal affairs.