Human Rights Council

UN: Arbitrary detentions in Syria conflict may be war crimes
Middle East

UN: Arbitrary detentions in Syria conflict may be war crimes

GENEVA (AP) — Tens of thousands of civilians in Syria were “arbitrarily detained” in enforced disappearances during the country’s 10-year…
Egypt is eager to promote human rights: Foreign Ministry Official
Egypt

Egypt is eager to promote human rights: Foreign Ministry Official

An Egyptian senior Foreign Ministry official said during a meeting with ambassadors from western countries to Egypt that his country…
Saudi envoy blasts UN expert’s report on Khashoggi killing
Middle East

Saudi envoy blasts UN expert’s report on Khashoggi killing

GENEVA (AP) — A top Saudi diplomat lashed out Tuesday at an independent U.N. expert’s searing report alleging that Saudi…
Jamal Khashoggi ‘Joints will be separated’: Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, retold
Middle East

Jamal Khashoggi ‘Joints will be separated’: Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, retold

GENEVA (AP) — The gathering on the second floor of the Saudi consulate featured an unlikely collection: a forensic doctor,…
North Korea a ‘prison’, no sign of better rights: UN
World

North Korea a ‘prison’, no sign of better rights: UN

SEOUL (Reuters) – Despite more than a year of international engagement and promises of economic reform by North Korea’s leaders,…
Cabinet orders formation of Higher Permanent Committee for Human Rights
Egypt

Cabinet orders formation of Higher Permanent Committee for Human Rights

The Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, ordered the formation of the Higher Permanent Committee for Human Rights, which…
Parliamentarians, activists welcome Sisi’s speech on amending NGOs law
Egypt

Parliamentarians, activists welcome Sisi’s speech on amending NGOs law

Human rights activists and members of the House of Representatives welcomed President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi proposal to form a committee…
Despite outcry, Iranian minister addresses UN rights body
Middle East

Despite outcry, Iranian minister addresses UN rights body

Iran’s justice minister, a sanctioned human rights violator, unapologetically took the podium at the UN’s top human rights body Tuesday…
Human Rights Council adopts outcome of Egypt’s UPR report
Egypt

Human Rights Council adopts outcome of Egypt’s UPR report

The outcome of Egypt's Universal Periodic Review report was unanimously adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council in its…
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