The UN Human Rights Council on Friday harshly criticised North Korea for the "systematic abduction" of foreigners, after a UN investigation found the country had snatched up to 200,000 foreign nationals.
A United Nations rights expert squared off with North Korea on Monday, urging the global community to resolve the fate of 200,000 people allegedly abducted by Pyongyang, and to refer perpetrators to the International Criminal Court.
A UN human rights investigator has called for sustained international action to put pressure on North Korea as part of a multi-pronged strategy to know the fate of hundreds of foreign nationals allegedly abducted by it over several decades.
The UN Human Rights Council has delayed by six months the release of a report into alleged war crimes committed during Sri Lanka's civil war, following request by the country's newly-elected government for more time to conclude its internal probe.
Erstwhile NDA ally MDMK on Sunday urged the Centre not to go ahead with the proposal for sending back Sri Lankan Tamil refugees to their country, claiming that the move is aimed at preventing action against the island nation government in the UN Human Rights Council.
India's re-election on Tuesday to a second term on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is an overwhelming endorsement of the country's position on human rights and its pledge to the United Nations, according to Indian Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerji.
Sri Lanka has won the backing of 22 nations, including China and Pakistan, in its effort to block a UN war crimes probe into the country's human rights record during its brutal war with the Tamil Tigers.
The US has said that several lives could have been saved had the global community acted earlier and more appropriately to situations in some troubled nations like Sri Lanka, which is accused of human rights abuses during its military campaign against the LTTE.