UN Human Rights Council

We can't trust Rohingyas, says MOS Home Hansraj Ahir

India cannot trust Rohingyas, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs said here on Thursday.

Sep 15, 2017, 00:44 AM IST

Ex-LTTE leader's wife Ananthi Saseetharan sworn in as north Lanka minister

Ananthi Saseetharan was appointed as the minister of rehabilitation and women's affairs by Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran in the reshuffle of the northern council of ministers.

Jun 29, 2017, 16:10 PM IST
At UN, India says it's secular state with no state religion

At UN, India says it's secular state with no state religion

India on Friday said it is a secular state with no state religion and safeguarding the rights of minorities forms an essential core of its polity, as it came under criticism from Pakistan over treatment of minorities.

May 05, 2017, 09:21 AM IST
India protects rights of the vulnerable: AG Mukul Rohatgi tells UNHRC

India protects rights of the vulnerable: AG Mukul Rohatgi tells UNHRC

India on Thursday said that it protects the rights of vulnerable groups and is strengthening laws for their protection and welfare.

May 04, 2017, 23:58 PM IST

India will go with consensus on Lanka resolution at UNHRC: Govt

India today said it will go with the consensus at the UNHRC on the US-sponsored resolution which proposes to give two more years beyond 2017 to Sri Lanka to fulfil its promises on protecting the interests of Tamils there.

Mar 23, 2017, 19:10 PM IST

US criticises UN Human Rights Council over Palestine, Arab territories

The United States on Monday criticized the U.N. Human Rights Council, saying addressing the human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories as part of its agenda exhibited the group`s "long-standing bias against Israel."

Mar 20, 2017, 20:02 PM IST

North Korea boycotts 'politically motivated' UN rights session

North Korea boycotted a U.N. review of its human rights record on Monday, shunning calls to hold to account the Pyongyang leadership for crimes against humanity documented by the world body.

Mar 13, 2017, 18:28 PM IST

India corners Pakistan at UN Human Rights Council session

Stating that the fundamental reason for disturbances in Kashmir is cross-border terrorism promoted by Pakistan which is so ruthless that it doesn't shy away from using civilians and even children by putting them in harm's way, India on Monday urged the UN Human Rights Council to take a holistic view of this threat and not permit the use of terrorism as state policy to be masqueraded as advocacy of human rights.

Sep 20, 2016, 01:32 AM IST

UN war crimes panel on Syria seeks better access to refugees in Europe

The independent panel, set up five years ago, says it has compiled a confidential list of suspects on all sides of the conflict that have carried out war crimes or crimes against humanity.

Sep 19, 2016, 13:15 PM IST
Pakistan ups ante, says will ask UNHRC to send fact-finding team to Kashmir

Pakistan ups ante, says will ask UNHRC to send fact-finding team to Kashmir

The statement was issued after Sharif presided over a high-level meeting of the National Security Committee in Islamabad to discuss regional security, mainly the Kashmir situation.

Jul 22, 2016, 18:35 PM IST

Nepal PM accused of intimidating watchdog

Top international human rights bodies today accused Nepal's Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli of trying to "intimidate" officials of a national rights watchdog over its criticism of the government, including excessive use of force against Madhesis during their recent protest.

Apr 15, 2016, 16:38 PM IST

Indian appointed UN adviser on human rights and businesses

An India-born academician has been named by the UN Human Rights Council as an adviser to one of its working group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

Mar 27, 2016, 03:14 AM IST

Peaceful protest a right but shouldn't paralyse society: India at UNHRC

The ability to protest peacefully is an essential enabler for other rights and freedoms, India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ajit Kumar said.

Mar 27, 2016, 00:31 AM IST

PoK continues to be terrorist launching pad, say exiled leaders

Geneva/New Delhi; Exiled leaders from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit-Baltistan have blamed Pakistan for sheltering terrorists and using its soil as a launching pad for terrorists.

Mar 12, 2016, 12:13 PM IST
Nepal PM attacks India for raising 'human rights abuses' at UN meet

Nepal PM attacks India for raising 'human rights abuses' at UN meet

Speaking to the media, Oli demanded to know how India could be ignorant that the the UN was involved in Nepal's peace process.

Nov 06, 2015, 17:45 PM IST

Pakistan loses UN Human Rights Council election

The General Assembly yesterday elected 18 members of the UN Human Rights Council through a secret ballot.

Oct 29, 2015, 13:41 PM IST

Pakistan loses re-election bid for UN Human Rights Council

Pakistan lost its bid on Tuesday to be re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council.

Oct 29, 2015, 00:53 AM IST

Sri Lanka likely to dodge international probe into war crimes

Sri Lanka appears set to avoid an international inquiry into atrocities committed during its lengthy civil war if a new UN resolution is adopted next week.

Sep 25, 2015, 15:12 PM IST
UN report on Sri Lanka civil war documents 'brutal use of torture', sexual violence

UN report on Sri Lanka civil war documents 'brutal use of torture', sexual violence

Lifting the lid off several horrific crimes committed during years of Sri Lankan civil war, a new UN report has documented widespread use of torture, sexual violence, enforced disappearances and extra-judicial killings during the 26-year-war.

Sep 16, 2015, 14:28 PM IST

Sri Lankan govt handed over UN war crimes report

The UN probe report on alleged war crimes committed during the final phase of Sri Lankan military's battle against the LTTE has been handed over to the government.

Sep 12, 2015, 15:30 PM IST