“After seven years of paralysis in the (UN) Security Council, the situation in Syria is crying out to be referred to the International Criminal Court.”
Myanmar had asked the UN to replace special rapporteur Yanghee Lee with someone who knows Myanmar well and is both fair and impartial.
Enforcing the laws in the case of illegal migrants should not be mistaken for lack of compassion, India’s envoy said.
Liu Xia has been under effective house arrest since her late husband won the Nobel, and was allowed to visit him in prison about once a month. She suffers from depression.
Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said that even though the attacks were to be condemned, Egypt’s approach to combating the Islamist militants was exacerbating the problem.
Haley’s brief speech fell short of introducing innovations to confront rights violations or prevent them in places such as Syria, Burundi and Myanmar.
Amnesty International has said the high civilian toll in Mosul suggested US-led coalition forces had failed to take adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths.
The UN and rights groups have accused the Sri Lankan military of killing thousands of civilians, mostly Tamils, during the final weeks of the civil war.
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.
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.
The UN’s decision disappointed activists, who had called for an independent probe to investigate air strikes, especially by the Saudi-led Arab coalition.
The 193-member general assembly adopted a political declaration to spend next two years to help refugees, however, the declaration is not a legal binding.
Pakistan ‘is a country which has systematically abused and violated the human rights of its own citizens, including in Balochistan,’ India tells the Human Rights Council.
It is the highest number of militants executed in one day by the Iraqi government since ISIS fighters took control of parts of northern and western Iraq in 2014.
The agreement was reached at a summit meeting in Ethiopia of the leaders of the eight countries in the group, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development.
The crackdown against members of the security forces, judiciary and academia has been widened in Turkey, which is facing criticism from Western governments for its response to the attempted coup.
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 military has ruled since a May 2014 coup and has banned political gatherings, censored media and tried dissenters in military courts.
Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein said that the price for divisive rhetoric would be paid by innocent people falling victim to violent acts, not by politicians.