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Tag: UN Human Rights Council

Pakistan calls for UN probe of India’s actions in Kashmir

The request comes after Indian authorities tightened the security lockdown in Kashmir after breaking up religious processions by Shiite Muslims who defied a ban.

UN drug war probe rejected by top Duterte diplomat

The Philippines rejects a UN resolution looking to investigate President Duterte’s anti-drug campaign.

Malaysian LGBT+ activist accuses authorities of intimidation

Numan Afifi, a Malaysian LGBT+ activist, travelled to Geneva last month to read out a LGBT+ group coalition statement to the UNHCR.

UN probe accuses Israel of possible crimes against humanity

Investigators specify there are reasonable grounds to believe Israeli troops killed and injured Palestinians 'who were neither directly participating in hostilities, nor posing an imminent threat'.

Don’t be so obsessed with ratifying ICERD, urges ex-deputy minister

Reezal Merican, who is former deputy foreign minister, says there are less contentious conventions which can be signed.

Philippines says UN rights council seat vindicates its policies

Human rights activists say Duterte's crackdown on drugs after taking office in June 2016 made his government unfit for a seat at the body.

Mexican actor García Bernal brings call for end to impunity to...

Gael García Bernal will address the UN Human Rights Council, where he will talk about impunity in Mexico.

Philippine president needs ‘psychiatric evaluation’, UN rights chief says

UN human rights chief Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein and other UN rights officials have sharply criticised Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug war.

Anifah giving excuses instead of real answers, says Liew

DAP's Liew Chin Tong says Foreign Minister has yet to provide concrete answers on Malaysia's failure to secure a seat on the UN Human Rights Council.

How did Malaysia lose bid for seat in UN council, asks...

Kluang MP Liew Chin Tong wants Foreign Minister Anifah Aman to explain the matter in Parliament and reveal how much it had cost Malaysia to lobby for the position on the council.

UN sees ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar

Zeid urged the Myanmar government to "stop pretending that the Rohingyas are setting fire to their own homes and laying waste to their own villages."