Five air strikes hitting four family homes and a grocery store were carried out either deliberately or recklessly, causing indiscriminate loss of civilian lives in violation of the laws of war.
The overcrowding, health crises and torture that some detainees experience have increased the power of gangs that use prisons as their actual headquarters.
Haley’s brief speech fell short of introducing innovations to confront rights violations or prevent them in places such as Syria, Burundi and Myanmar.
After Israel said in January that it was reducing its contribution by $6 million, it has further cut funds by $2 million and will now pay the UN only $3.7 million
While a large Western power wanted India to co-sponsor the resolution, New Delhi settled for support to avoid complicating its relationship with Sri Lanka.
A UN report last month said the Myanmar army and police had committed mass killings and gangrapes of Rohingya in a campaign that may amount to crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.
The government detains 87% of those in custody, or 92,000 of the total 106,000, said Fadel Abdul Ghani, executive director of the Syrian Network for Human Rights.
The UN human rights office said last month that the campaign of killings and rapes probably amounted to crimes against humanity and possibly ethnic cleansing.
The UN said in a report last month that the army and police had committed mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine State.
UN special rapporteur Tauli-Corpuz stressed the need for countries to incorporate the UN Declaration into national plans and legislation in order to ensure indigenous rights.
Russian air strikes in Aleppo have killed some 1,207 civilians, including 380 children, the Syrian White Helmets group told UN war crimes investigators in a letter.
Although the high court ordered he be released, Parvez remains in custody and has now been handed over to the intelligence wing of the state police.
This is the second instance when the human rights activist has not been allowed to walk free immediately after a court order was issued in his favour.
The Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society has challenged the order for Parvez’s 10 day judicial custody in a sessions court.
As Pakistan Grants Conditional UNHRC Access to PoK, India Says Terror is Main Human Rights Violation
A statement issued by External Affairs Ministry said there was no comparison between the situation in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
The Syrian and Russian governments have both been accused of using thermobaric bombs against rebel forces and compelling evidence supports the claims of devastating consequences for nearby civilians.
The UNHRC sought access for a team to “thoroughly look into and verify allegations of violations of international law to be able to establish the facts accurately, particularly given the conflicting and competing claims on both sides”.
C.V. Vigneswaran, chief minister of the Northern Province and member of the Tamil National Alliance, says adopting federalism is the only way to assure transitional justice and provide a long-lasting solution to ethnic conflict.
Washington could make it clear that increased military cooperation is off the table indefinitely and that bilateral ties are directly related to progress pertaining to the UN Human Rights Council resolution.
The Supreme Court’s decision not to clarify NALSA’s definition of the third gender will have the unintended consequence of playing into the Hindu right’s interests.
Explaining why it would not abide by clauses that call for restricted state control on sources of funding, India said “civil society must operate within the framework of domestic laws”.
India failed to adhere to its own constitutional tenets by abstaining on the votes related to the establishment of the mandate, placing its cultural concerns above universal human rights.
The fact that the ‘Supreme Court is yet to pronounce on’ LGBT rights was not an obstacle for India to join hands with the OIC in introducing amendments to dilute the UN proposal.
A two-third majority vote by the 193-member UN General Assembly can suspend a state from the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council.
There is still a possibility to make it an institution that can provide some degree of truth, justice and reparations to families of disappeared.
North Korea has appointed as foreign minister its negotiator at failed international talks aimed at getting it to disarm.
The FCRA law, governing foreign funding to certain NGOs and CSOs in India, is not in conformity with international law, principles and standards, Kiai has argued.
India has explicitly linked political stability as a key requirement for development in Nepal, in light of Kathmandu’s limited progress in addressing the remaining demands of the Madheshi movement.
The UN’s Commission of Inquiry into the 2014 Gaza invasion provides evidence that the International Criminal Court can corroborate through its own investigations, leading to the indictment of Israeli leaders and commanders for war crimes.