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  • Aaron Rhodes: Failed UN Mission to China reveals Faulty Human Rights Assumptions

    June 07, 2022

    Aaron Rhodes writing in the Hill asks what lessons are to be learned by the human rights community from the recent mission of  United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michele Bachelet’s to China that failed to investigate Uyghur concentration camps in Xinjiang and celebrated China’s human rights practices.

  • UN Human Rights Council Votes for Probe of Russian Troop Human Rights Violations in Kyiv

    May 18, 2022

    Following UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet’s announcement that 1,000 bodies of civilians have been recovered in areas around Kyiv previously occupied by Russian troops, The UN Human Rights Council voted to launch a probe into alleged "abuses of human rights and serious violations of international humanitarian law ».

  • WHO: China's Zero-Covid Strategy Unsustainable

    May 11, 2022

    After weeks of China’s use of draconian methods to meet a zero-covid policy, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a press conference that he believes the method is unsustainable due to how they believe Covid will evolve going forward.

  • Just Security: Opening Stages in UN Cybercrime Treaty Talks Reflect Human Rights Risks

    April 20, 2022

    Justsecurity.org highlights the potential human rights risks with the Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communication Technologies for Criminal Purposes’s goal to complete a global agreement by early 2024 in order to facilitate international cooperation and coordination on cybercrime

  • U.N. Suspends Russia from Human Rights Body

    April 08, 2022

    With 93 votes in favor, The United Nations General Assembly suspended Russia from the U.N. Human Rights Council over reports of human rights violations in Ukraine, leading Moscow to announce it was quitting the body.

  • UN: Handbook of Climate Change Solutions

    April 06, 2022

    Following weeks of negotiations, UN climate experts are set to release what is expected to be the definitive guide to halting global warming in a report that lays out how societies and economies must transform to ensure a "liveable" future.

  • U.S. Pushes to Suspend Russia from U.N. Human Rights Body

    April 06, 2022

    The United States will ask the U.N. General Assembly to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations announced that the United States will ask the U.N. General Assembly to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council following Ukraine’s accusation that Russian troops killed dozens of civilians in the town of Bucha.

  • WHO Advises Ukraine to Destroy Pathogens in U.S. and EU funded Health Labs

    March 16, 2022

    The World Health Organization has told Reuters that it advised Ukraine to destroy high-threat pathogens housed in the country's public health laboratories researching dangerous diseases, including COVID-19.

  • Ukraine seeks UN Investigation into Alleged Russia War Crimes

    March 02, 2022

    Ukraine and its allies called for and were granted a United Nations inquiry into possible war crimes committed by Russia during its military actions in Ukraine since 2014.

  • Western Envoys Walk Out on Lavrov Speech to UN Rights Forum

    March 02, 2022

    In protest over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, more than 100 diplomats from over 40 Western countries and allies walked out of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s speech to the U.N. human rights forum.

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