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UN Human Rights Council: new President will help promote human rights equitably

Elected today as the 2013 President of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Remigiusz Henczel of Poland pledged to help promote human rights in a “fair and equal manner.”

General Assembly elects 18 countries to serve on UN Human Rights Council

The General Assembly today elected 18 countries to serve on the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) for a period of three years beginning on 1 January 2013.

Legalized forms of violence against children violate their rights – UN official

All forms of legalized violence against children, including the death sentence, life imprisonment without parole and corporal punishment, are clear violations of their rights, the United Nations human rights chief stressed today.

UN Human Rights Council opens with calls to uphold freedoms worldwide

As the current session of the main United Nations human rights body began today, senior officials stressed that the Organization’s work in this area is as vital as ever, particularly at a time when men and women worldwide are rising up to demand basic freedoms and a life of dignity.