N Korea asks top UN rights body to probe CIA torture

North Korea on Thursday urged the UN Human Rights Council to discuss CIA torture revelations and set up an independent investigation.

Israel's military opens eight new probes into its Gaza war conduct

Israel`s military said it had opened eight new criminal investigations into its Gaza war operations, including cases involving the deaths of 30 Palestinians.

'India's re-election to UNHRC is endorsement of its position'

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.

Prime Minister Modi expresses joy over India's re-election to UNHRC

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight expressed happiness over India's re-election to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

India wins re-election to UN Human Rights Council

India on Tuesday got re-elected to the UN's main human rights body for the period of 2015-17.

UN 'deeply concerned' over Maldives crackdown

The United Nations on Friday voiced "deep concern" over a crackdown by the Maldivian Supreme Court on the country's independent rights watchdog for cooperating with the UN Human Rights Council.

Lanka wins backing of 22 nations against UN rights probe

 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.

India to seek re-election to UNHRC next month

India will seek re-election to the UN's main human rights body for a second consecutive term in a vote to be held next month.

Loss of life in Sri Lanka conflict could have been averted: US

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.

Sri Lanka hasn't asked for help for its reconciliation bureau: UN spokesman

 Sri Lanka has not asked the UN for help for the Special Bureau of Reconciliation it is setting up to deal with the legacy of the civil war that ravaged the island nation, a UN spokesman said Thursday.

Jihadists want to create `house of blood`: New UN rights chief

The jihadist militants who have seized large swaths of Iraq and Syria are intent upon creating "a house of blood", the UN`s new human rights chief said Monday.

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on Sri Lanka visit

Shinzo Abe arrived here today as the first Japanese Prime Minister to visit Sri Lanka in 24 years, aiming to boost trade and counter China's rising influence in South Asia.

Sri Lankan man sets himself on fire to protest UN action

 A 73-year-old man has died after he set himself on fire here to protest the international action against Sri Lanka over its alleged human rights violation, police said today.

Civilians, children forced to watch executions in Syria by IS: UN

Damascus: Public executions, amputations, lashings and mock crucifixion have become a regular fixture in jihadist-controlled areas of Syria, a UN-mandated probe charged Wednesday, also accusing Damascus of repeatedly using chemical weapons against civilians.

Israel furious as UN unveils Gaza probe team

Israel lashed out on Tuesday after the UN Human Rights Council named the man who will be running an inquiry into its Gaza offensive.

UN Human Rights Council appoints panel for Palestine inquiry

The UN Human Rights Council President Baudelaire Ndong Ella Monday announced a three-member panel to investigate the human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territory, particularly in the conflict-torn Gaza Strip.

Sri Lanka groups say government wary of UN war crimes probe

Authorities in Sri Lanka are clamping down on the activities of civil society groups, who accuse the government of trying to discourage survivors of the country`s civil war from giving evidence to a UN war crimes investigation.

UN rights council calls meeting on Gaza conflict

The UN Human Rights Council said it will hold an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday to discuss Israel`s ongoing military offensive in Gaza.

Sri Lanka hires Pak lawyer for UN rights probe

Faced with an impending UN inquiry, the Sri Lankan government has hired a prominent Pakistani lawyer to defend itself over its human rights record and alleged war crimes, a media report said here on Sunday.

UN diplomats urge North Korea to end rights abuses

North Korea must act immediately to halt a litany of abuses and crimes against humanity, diplomats said today during a UN review of the isolated Asian nation`s rights record.