UN reports gang-rapes, mass graves in Burundi

The United Nations has documented cases of Burundi`s security forces gang-raping women during searches of opposition supporters` houses and heard witness testimony of mass graves, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra`ad Al Hussein said on Friday.

Need to guard against intrusive monitoring: India to UNHRC

India has told UNHRC to respect the right of each state to organise and manage its affairs.

Australia defends immigration policy against UN criticism

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has defended Australia's hardline policy on asylum-seekers against criticism from the United Nations, particularly from countries such as North Korea.

Nepal hits out at India for raking up rights issue at UNHRC

Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Friday hit out at India for raking up alleged conflict-era human rights violation at the UN, saying the issue has no relevance as Nepal had completed the peace process under the direct monitoring of the world body itself.

No international dimension to stand on Nepal at the UN: India

Vikas Swarup said India was awaiting the report from Nepalese government on the killing of an Indian during a protest in Birganj.

Sri Lanka accountability process would be purely domestic: FM

The process to fix accountability as mandated by the latest UNHRC resolution for the alleged rights abuses during the conflict with the LTTE will be completely domestic, Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has said rejecting claims that it was a hybrid mechanism.

Sri Lankan troops committed war crimes: Probe panel

Sri Lankan troops committed war crimes: Probe panel

Allegations that the Sri Lankan army committed war crimes during the bloody conflict with Tamil rebels are "credible", a government probe panel has said and backed UNHRC's recommendation that foreign judges should have a role in domestic inquiry.

UN asks Sri Lanka to allow foreign judges in war crimes probe

The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday unanimously recommended a credible probe involving foreign judges and prosecutors into the alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka's battle against the LTTE, a resolution on which was surprisingly co-sponsored by Colombo despite its strong reservations.

Sri Lanka trying to water down UNHRC resolution: HRW

Sri Lanka should not be allowed to water down a UNHRC resolution on its alleged rights violations during its civil war with the LTTE, according to a prominent rights group which said that the current draft was "counterproductive" to the reconciliation efforts of the government.

Tamil Nadu against any move to allow Sri Lanka internal probe on 'war crimes'

Tamil Nadu on Wednesday opposed any move to allow Sri Lanka hold an internal probe into alleged human rights violations and war crimes during hostilities in 2009 and urged the Modi government to take the lead at the UN and press for an international investigation on it.

India's stand at UNHRC a qualitative leap in ties: Israel

Israel on Wednesday hailed India's abstention at the UNHRC vote on Gaza war as a "qualitative" leap in bilateral ties that made it a "normal relation without hangups", even as India maintained that the vote does not mark any shift in its policy on the Palestinian cause.

Israel calls India's abstension on UNHRC vote against it 'significant'

 India's decision to abstain from voting on a resolution condemning Israel at the UN Human Rights Council for last year's Gaza offensive is being seen in Israel as a "significant" change in New Delhi's policy.

UNHRC resolution on Palestine: JD(U) slams govt

 JD(U) on Saturday strongly condemned the Narendra Modi government's decision to abstain from voting on a resolution on Palestine adopted at the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Netanyahu blasts UNHRC for endorsing Gaza war crimes report

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has slammed a decision by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to endorse a report accusing Israel and Hamas in war crimes during last summer's war in the Palestinian enclave.

India refuses to vote against Israel at UNHRC

India refuses to vote against Israel at UNHRC

Marking a significant change in stance, India abstained on a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution condemning Israel over a UN report into the alleged war crimes committed during the 2014 Gaza conflict.

UNHRC adopts resolution on Palestine, India abstains

India for the first time on Friday abstained from voting on a resolution on Palestine adopted at the UN rights body that calls for accountability by parties involved in last year's conflict in Gaza.

Human progress can't come with submission of women: UNHRC chief

 Human progress comes from self- expression, free exchanges of ideas and clang of argument, not from societies that impose submission on women, said the United Nations' human rights chief.

US criticised for lack of accountability on rights issues

 A US delegation was criticised at the UNHRC over "severe lack of accountability rooted in systemic racist policies in human rights issues" that has recently triggered unrest among the minority communities.

US criticised for lack of accountability on rights issues

 A US delegation was criticised at the UNHRC over "severe lack of accountability rooted in systemic racist policies in human rights issues" that has recently triggered unrest among the minority communities.

UNHRC censures US over 'embedded racist structure'

A US delegation was censured by UNHRC members over severe lack of accountability rooted in systemic racist policies in human rights issues that has recently triggered unrest among the minority communities.