United States

Human Rights Council reform should happen from within, says former Vice-President

Human rights affect everyone and all countries have a responsibility to work together to protect them, Christian Strohal, a former Vice-President of the UN Human Rights Council, told Michelle Kusuma in Geneva, following the United States’ decision to leave it earlier this week citing allegations of long-term bias.

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News in Brief 22 June 2018

  • US migrant children policy reversal ‘fails’ thousands of youngsters already held: UN experts
  • Human rights chief calls for international probe on Venezuela
  • Women’s rights facing global pushback from conservativism, fundamentalism, UN experts warn
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News In Brief 20 June 2018

  • Replacement for United States on Human Rights Council to be elected ‘as soon as possible’
  • UN providing help to civilians fleeing fighting around Yemeni port of Hodeida
  • Conflict and climate change challenge sustainable development effort: UN report
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Replacement for United States on Human Rights Council to be elected ‘as soon as possible’

International reaction to the United States decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council continued on Wednesday with the President of the Geneva-based assembly confirming that the election of a new Member State would take place “as soon as possible” to fill the vacant seat.

UN rights expert chides US government's 'systematic assault' on welfare

The principal strategy for dealing with extreme poverty in the USA is to “criminalise and stigmatise” those who need assistance, according to a United Nations independent human rights expert, in a statement on Tuesday.

News in Brief 04 June 2018

  • World Health Organization (WHO) Global action plan promotes exercise in move to fight disease
  • UN agency, IAEA, ready to play role in North Korea nuclear verification
  • UN expert, Philip Alston, chides Trump administration’s “systematic assault” on welfare
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