Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Tag Archives: UN Human Rights Council

World entering new military ‘drone age’: UN

GENEVA: The world is entering a military “second drone age” with uncontrolled proliferation and no standards governing their use, a United Nations expert told the UN Human Rights Council. Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said the global community needed to take stock of ...

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George Floyd’s brother urges UN to probe

GENEVA: The brother of George Floyd made a heartfelt plea to the U.N.’s top human rights body, urging it to launch intense international scrutiny of systemic racism, the killing of black people by police and violence against peaceful protesters in the United States. Philonese Floyd, in a video message to ...

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British-Pakistani appointed UN special rapporteur on human rights

LONDON: British-Pakistani Javaid Rehman has been appointed as the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran. A legal scholar, Rehman obtained his initial education from Pakistan but continued his law studies in the United Kingdom where he became a professor of law and led Brunel’s ...

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Venezuela urged to open doors to aid

(Ariana Cubillos AP) Led by Peru, more than 50 countries urged Venezuela on Thursday to restore the rule of law and open its doors to humanitarian assistance, as an economic crisis causes shortages of medicine and growing malnutrition. Venezuelan security forces are suspected of killing hundreds and they enjoy immunity ...

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Israel keeps Gaza residents ‘caged in a toxic slum:’ UN

GENEVA: Israel has systematically deprived Palestinians of their human rights, with 1.9 million in Gaza “caged in a toxic slum from birth to death”, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said on Friday. Opening a special session of the U.N. Human Rights Council that could set up a commission ...

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Pakistan Among 15 Nations Elected to U.N. Human Rights Council

UNITED NATIONS: Fifteen countries, including Pakistan, have been elected to the U.N. Human Rights Council by the U.N. General Assembly. In a vote Oct. 16, Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain and Ukraine were elected, a Foreign Office ...

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