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Leader of opposition and former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremasinghe (L) looks on as Senior leader of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lal Krishna Advani waves to media representatives ahead of a meeting in New Delhi on April 2, 2013. Wickremasinghe is in India for a two-day official visit. He is the first high level Sri Lankan political leader to visit New Delhi after India voted for the resolution against Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
At the United Nations, the United States is standing up for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and fighting to ensure that their voices are heard and protected. The United States was proud to co-sponsor and adopt an historic resolution at the UN Human Rights Council condemning human rights abuses and violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Vietnam is a party to human rights treaties and is even running for a seat at the UN Human Rights Council, but the authorities are so scared of public discussions of human rights that they detain and assault their own citizens to stop them
NATO has also declined to cooperate, on jurisdictional grounds, with an expert international panel appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council.More quotes »
UN names 3 members to human rights probe in NKorea
and Indonesia to carry out an inquiry into North Korea for possible crimes against humanity.The 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council said Tuesday it has appointed Australian retired judge Michael Donald Kirby and Sonja Biserko, founder and president of the Read more »
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Iran denies it has forces fighting in Syria
FILE - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Jordan’s Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Jordan is hosting 10 other nations Wednesday for a "Friends of Syria" conference in Amman. (AP Photo/Jim Young, Pool) B 5/24/13 from Lebanon Daily Star Read more »
Thailand concedes rights abuses raised by UN rapporteur
Thailand has conceded to issues raised by a UN special rapporteur as alleged malpractice regarding freedom of expression and migrant labour, and to the fatal harassment of human rights defenders. The admission is in a document included in 108 pages of co from Bangkok Post Read more »
African civil society calls for AU action on Eritrea
Pambazuka News is produced by a pan-African community of some 2,600 citizens and organisations - academics, policy makers, social activists, women's organisations, civil society organisations, writers, artists, poets, bloggers, and commentators who toget from Pambazuka Read more »
IS DEFENSE OF PALESTINIAN CHILDREN ANTI-SEMITIC?
It has already been met here with a typical shrug of the shoulders, the report by the United Nations Children Fund declaring that Palestinian children detained by the Israel Defense Forces are subject to widespread, systematic ill-treatment that violates from Wordpress.com: United Nation Read more »
Killer Robots Campaign and the UN Human Rights Council
Update: Killer Robots Campaign and the UN Human Rights Council 23 May 2013 The Aotearoa New Zealand Campaign to Stop Killer Robots has today sent a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs regarding the forthcoming session of the UN Human Rights Council from Scoop - New Zealand News Read more »