UN human rights council

News:Venezuela has won a seat on the UN Human Rights Council despite opposition by several countries over its poor human rights record. Facts: About UN Human Rights Council: The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was established in 2006. It aims to promote and protect human rights around the globe as well as investigate alleged… Continue reading UN human rights council

Task force to improve India’s rights record

News:Government is forming a task force to prepare a National Action Plan on Human Rights(NAPHR) as mandated under the UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) Universal Periodic Review(UPR). Facts: About Universal Periodic Review(UPR): UPR is a state-driven process under UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC). It provides opportunities to member states to declare what actions they have… Continue reading Task force to improve India’s rights record

UNHRC asks India to end lockdown in J&K

News:The United Nations Human Rights Council(UNHRC) has urged India to end the lockdown in Kashmir and restore basic communications services. Facts: About UNHRC: The United Nations Human Rights Council(UNHRC) is a United Nations body.It was was established in 2006. Its mission is to promote and protect human rights around the globe as well as investigate… Continue reading UNHRC asks India to end lockdown in J&K

False, motivated: India slams UN report on Kashmir situation

India has registered its protest against a new report by the United Nations Office of the High Commission for Human Rights(UNHCR) on Kashmir. UNHCR in its report has said that neither India nor Pakistan have taken any concrete steps to solve the concerns raised in its first report on Kashmir which was released in 2018.… Continue reading False, motivated: India slams UN report on Kashmir situation

India cuts off UN panel after Jammu & Kashmir report

India has informed the United Nations Human Rights Council(UNHRC) that it has decided to cut off any communication with the UNHRC Special Rapporteurs. The term rapporteur is a French-derived word for an investigator who reports to a deliberative body.Special rapporteur are titles given to individuals working on behalf of the United Nations (UN) within the… Continue reading India cuts off UN panel after Jammu & Kashmir report

UN rights body grants Sri Lanka two more years to set up war crimes probe

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)has passed by consensus a resolution to grant Sri Lanka another two years to set up a credible war crimes investigation into the civil war.Further,Tamil national Alliance has demanded the government of Sri Lanka to adhere to the commitments and include foreign judges in a judicial mechanism to probe… Continue reading UN rights body grants Sri Lanka two more years to set up war crimes probe

UN probe accuses Israel of crimes against humanity

The UN Independent Commission of Inquiry has said Israel may have committed crimes against humanity in last year’s unrest in Gaza(Palestine).It found that Israel soldiers targeted children, health workers and journalists. Israel rejected the report outrightly and said that no institution can deny Israel’s right to self-defence and its duty to defend its residents and… Continue reading UN probe accuses Israel of crimes against humanity