Tag: UN Human Rights Council

UN Human Rights Council
Saturday, December 6th 2014 - 04:24 UTC

UN human rights experts bash US courts on latest racial killings

”...a pattern of impunity when the victims of excessive use of force come from African-American or other minority communities,” said Rita Izsák.

A group of United Nations human rights experts said on Friday that they had “legitimate concerns” over decisions to not charge the white officers who killed two unarmed black men in separate incidents, and they also called for a review of policing in the United States.

Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 07:59 UTC

UN Human Rights Council sides with Argentina condemns 'vulture funds'

“Vulture funds will not stop until we put the break on,” Argentina Foreign Minister Hector Timerman

The United Nations Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva on Friday adopted an Argentine-fueled resolution which condemns the so called 'holdouts' or “vulture funds”, currently in a legal dispute against the country.

Friday, March 14th 2014 - 08:49 UTC

Death toll in a month of violent protests in Venezuela has risen to 28

State prosecutor Luisa Ortega Díaz made the announcement of the sidelines of the UN meeting on human rights in Geneva

Venezuela's state prosecutor said on Thursday the death toll from a month of violent protests had risen to 28, after the nation's top court ordered opposition mayors to dismantle barricades set up by street protesters.

Thursday, March 6th 2014 - 20:57 UTC

UN human rights experts ask to visit Venezuela to check in situ allegations of abuses

Prosecutor Luisa Ortega said human rights violations by security forces would 'not be tolerated' and has eight suspects under investigation

A group of UN-appointed human rights experts has asked Venezuela for “prompt clarification” of allegations of abuse against anti-government protesters. The six independent experts said that they were “deeply disturbed” by allegations of cases of arbitrary detention of protesters.

Saturday, November 30th 2013 - 07:00 UTC

UN independent expert suggests Argentina audits foreign debt and improves social conditions

Cephas Lumina said that if Argentina's loss of international reserves continues ”the Government might face difficulties in honoring its debts”

United Nations independent expert urged authorities in Argentina to undertake an audit of its external debt to improve transparency, and to intensify efforts to improve social conditions for their people.

Monday, December 10th 2012 - 18:56 UTC

UK launches campaign for re-election to UN Human Rights Council

Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi: “we believe in a Council that is not bogged down by politics”

Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi launched on Monday 10 December, UN Human Rights Day, UK’s campaign for re-election to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) for January 2014-December 2016.

Tuesday, November 13th 2012 - 22:38 UTC

“Only a third of countries qualified for UN Human Rights Council”, claim advocate groups

Human Rights Watch's UN Director Bolopion criticized lack of competition in regional groupings

Human rights groups have criticized the election by the United Nations General Assembly of several countries with questionable rights' records to the UN Human Rights Council. Of the 18 countries elected Monday to the Geneva-based body, human rights advocates say only about a third are qualified.

Friday, September 23rd 2011 - 21:09 UTC

UN concern with Argentina’s “discriminatory attitudes” towards migrant workers and children

The Committee mentions exploitation in textiles, agriculture and with domestic workers

The United Nations Committee on migrant workers expressed concern at Argentina’s “discriminatory attitudes” against citizens from African countries, particularly Senegal and neighbouring countries Bolivia and Paraguay.

Monday, June 20th 2011 - 21:10 UTC

Uruguay presides over the UN Human Rights Council for the next 12 months

Ambassador Laura Dupuy, human rights and environment expert (UN Photo)

Uruguay in representation of the Group of Latin American and Caribbean countries (GRULAC) will occupy for the next twelve months the rotating presidency of the United Nations Human Rights Council which is seated in Geneva.

Saturday, June 18th 2011 - 03:19 UTC

In milestone vote UN Human Rights Council approves gay rights

All South American countries sponsored the proposal

Despite strong opposition from Arab and African states, the UN Human Rights Council voted 23-19 in favor of a history-making resolution that supports equal rights for everyone regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.


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