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21 million people worldwide in contemporary slavery: UN

21 million people worldwide in contemporary slavery: UN

They also announced an upcoming event which will showcase the extent of modern-day slavery, Xinhua news agency reported.

Exploitative nature of CPEC raised at 33rd UNHRC session

Exploitative nature of CPEC raised at 33rd UNHRC session

Friends of Gilgit Baltistan, an international organization set up by a few Members of the European Parliament, held a seminar last week on the sidelines of the 33rd UNHRC session in Geneva, on the exploitative nature of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Gilgit Baltistan and Pakistan Administered Kashmir.

Pakistan used gunship helicopters against our people: Baloch party in UNHRC

The Baloch leader called for the council to take immediate measures to stop the systematic genocide of Baloch people by Pakistani state.

Pakistan testing patience with unceasing false narrative on J&K: India at UN

India on Monday at the UN Human Rights Council charged Pakistan with continuing to "test the patience".

India raises atrocities in Balochistan; persecution of Hindus at UNHRC

We call upon the Council to urge Pakistan to fulfill its obligation to vacate illegal occupation of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir," India at UNHRC.

Pakistan very terrified since PM Modi taken up Baloch people's cause: UNHRC envoy

Pakistan very terrified since PM Modi taken up Baloch people's cause: UNHRC envoy

"Pakistan military and establishment are having chills running down their spine since PM Modi spoke about Balochistan," ANI quoted Mehran Marri as saying.

Nawaz Sharif, Pak Army Chief, ISI DG are war criminals, arrest them: Balochistan's representative at UNHRC

Nawaz Sharif, Pak Army Chief, ISI DG are war criminals, arrest them: Balochistan's representative at UNHRC

Balochistan's representative at UNHRC has called for the arrest of Nawaz Sharif, Army Chief Raheel Sharif, ISI DG and others, terming them as war criminals.

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.

Pak wants UNHRC to send fact-finding team to Kashmir

Pakistan on Thursday said it has approached the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to send a fact- finding team to Kashmir to investigate the alleged human rights violations and recent killings of innocent people.

LGBT community snubs 'fascist' Modi govt, questions PM's silence

LGBT community snubs 'fascist' Modi govt, questions PM's silence

The LGBT community members on Friday demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence and speak about what he calls "inclusive society".

Lanka's missing persons office lacked consultations: HRW

On May 24, Sri Lanka's cabinet approved the new Office of Missing Persons without talking with the families.

At UNHRC, India decries 'undemocratic systems' fostering global divide

 India has decried the "undemocratic systems" that block developing countries from participating in international decision-making, leading to the perpetuation of the global development divide that can be traced to colonialism's legacy.

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.

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.