Cuban and Venezuelan dissidents were reportedly harassed this week by officials from their authoritarian governments while participating in a panel at the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, according to a watchdog group.
VIENNA (Reuters) – He is believed to top the list of elusive Iranian officials the U.N. nuclear watchdog wants to query. Exiled foes of the Islamic state cite him as the mastermind of clandestine efforts to design an atomic bomb. Tehran is mum about him, while denying having any nuclear arms agenda.
VIENNA (Reuters) – A U.S. security institute estimates that Iran could amass material for a nuclear bomb in three months or less while Iranian experts cite a time frame six times longer – a dispute going to the heart of talks between Tehran and global powers.
The United Nations has tapped as its next High Commissioner for Human Rights a Jordanian prince who has said that Palestinian suicide bombings are “no less horrific” than Israel’s efforts to prevent civilians from terror attacks.
The Senate confirmed former Obama campaign fundraiser Keith Harper for the U.N. Human Rights Council in a 52-42 vote on Tuesday.
Iran has been appointed to several key United Nations committees that oversee the protection of women’s rights and global human rights.
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A United Nations human rights expert said the Washington Redskins football team name is a “hurtful reminder” of mistreatment of Native Americans, the Associated Press reports.
A new petition to the White House urges President Barack Obama to immediately take all necessary steps to suspend Russia from its seat on the United Nations’ Human Rights Council (HRC).