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US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council
US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council
Nikki Haley — Washington’s ambassador to the United Nations — has announced the United States’ withdrawal from the UN Human Rights...
Hurricane Maria: Death toll 70 times more than estimated
Hurricane Maria: Death toll 70 times more than estimated
A new study conducted by the New England Journal of Medicine has revealed that Hurricane Maria led to 4 645 deaths in Puerto Rico, dwarfing...
Rwanda, Uganda deny Israel deal to host African migrants
Rwanda, Uganda deny Israel deal to host African migrants
Rwanda and Uganda have rejected claims of signing a controversial deal to take in African migrants from Israel.
​Rights group fights for coloured people at UN session
​Rights group fights for coloured people at UN session
The coloured people’s rights group, Camissa Movement for Equality, has called...
AU-backed tribunal jails Chadian dictator Hissène Habré
AU-backed tribunal jails Chadian dictator Hissène Habré
Former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré raised his arms in the air and shouted “Down with Francafrique!”, the term used for France’s...
China – guiding the world on human rights from 2014
China – guiding the world on human rights from 2014
China has been granted a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council despite its long record of refusing inspections by international human...
UN asks SA's Navi Pillay to stay on as human rights chief
UN asks SA's Navi Pillay to stay on as human rights chief
Pillay's four-year term as head of the UN human rights monitoring operation ends this year. 
UN's Navi Pillay warns of Syrian civil war
UN's Navi Pillay warns of Syrian civil war
The United Nations' top human rights official called on Friday for international action to protect Syria's civilians, saying its "ruthless...
UN passes 'historic' gay rights resolution
UN passes 'historic' gay rights resolution
The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday passed an historic resolution that seeks equal rights for everyone regardless of their sexual...
Syria abandons quest for UN seat
Syria abandons quest for UN seat
Syria on Wednesday withdrew a bitterly contested bid to win a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, facing mounting international...
UN compilers split over Gaza report rebuttal
UN compilers split over Gaza report rebuttal
The United Nations has roundly rebuffed remarks by South African judge Richard Goldstone that cast doubt on the report into the Gaza war that bears...
Goldstone reopens Pandora's box
Goldstone reopens Pandora's box
A year ago Richard Goldstone, the eminent judge who headed a United Nations fact-finding mission on Israel's Operation Cast Lead in Gaza, was told...

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