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UN investigation concludes Syrian, Russian air strikes on Idlib infrastructure were war crimes
A United Nations Human Rights Council report released on Tuesday concluded that Syrian and Russian airstrikes on civilian infrastructure in Syria's Idlib province amounted to war crimes.The report assessed events that happened in Idlib province b (More)
UN rights investigator says US assassination of Soleimani violated international law
In a report released on Tuesday, UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Agnes Callamard claimed the US drone strike that killed Qasem Soleimani and nine others violated international law.Callamard called the killi (More)
UN rights chief: Human Rights Council should consider new accountability measures for Philippines 'war on drugs'
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet stated Tuesday that the Human Rights Council should consider new accountability measures in the Philippines' "war on drugs."Bachelet said that the laws created to counter national security t (More)
UN Human Rights Council Says to the United States: "Get Your Knee off Black Necks"
On Juneteenth, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution requesting the High Commissioner for Human Rights, with the assistance of relevant Special Mandate Holders, to prepare a report on systemic racism and violations of internati (More)
Defund the Police, and Defund Big Data Policing, Too
When we talk about defunding the police, we focus on what we can see. We imagine hiring fewer cops to flock in subway stations and wander sidewalks. We picture fewer high-priced tanks and military-grade tools of war in our communities. But today’s po (More)
George Floyd's brother requests UN investigation of police killings in the US
During a UN Human Rights Council debate on Wednesday, Philonise Floyd joined by video to request that the UN establish an independent commission to review the police killings of black people in the US as well as the recent violence against protesters (More)
UN Human Rights Commissioner urges countries to confront systemic racism
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called on countries to confront the legacies of slavery and colonialism on Wednesday.In a statement following an urgent meeting of the UN Council on Human Rights, Bachelet called on countrie (More)
Rights experts call on international community to condemn Israel annexation plan
Forty-seven UN human rights experts, also called Special Rapporteurs, released a statement on Tuesday, contending that the Israeli government's plan to annex parts of the occupied Palestinian West Bank will violate international law and must be conde (More)
UN removes Saudi-led coalition in Yemen from child rights violators 'list of shame'
UN Secretary-General António Guterres published his annual children and armed conflict report Tuesday, which controversially removed the Saudi-led Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen from the list of those who have committed grave violations aga (More)
African countries urge UN Human Rights Council to investigate systemic racism in US
According to a draft resolution revealed Tuesday, African countries are urging the UN Human Rights Council to investigate systemic racism and police violence in the US.Diplomats received the resolution ahead of a debate at the UN Human Rights Cou (More)
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