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GENEVA / DPRK HRC

The Human Rights Commission asked the General Assembly to refer the human rights situation in the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the Security Council  for possible referral to international criminal justice tribunals. CH UNTV

28 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA HRC

The United Nation’s top human rights body extended its probe of suspected abuses in Syria for another year.  CH UNTV

28 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / SRI LANKA VOTE

The Human Rights Council decided on Thursday to ask the UN Human Rights High Commissioner’s office to investigate alleged atrocities during the final stages of the war between the government and the Tamil Tigers.  

27 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / UKRAINE HRC

The United States and 40 other nations have complained to the UN that Russia is justifying its military action in Ukraine through "unsubstantiated" claims of human rights violations against ethnic Russians. CH UNTV

26 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC HRC

The Human Rights Council heard calls Wednesday for urgent assistance to help the  abused population of the Central African Republic, with warnings that international failure to act could have serious repercussions for peace and security in the region. CH UNTV

26 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / SRI LANKA HRC

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay  is  asking the Human Rights Council to set up an independent, international inquiry  to investigate alleged human rights violations in the final stages of the war between the government and the Tamil Tigers. CH UNTV  

26 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / DRC SEXUAL VIOLENCE

For the first time ever the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council has held a high level dialogue to discuss lessons learned and the continuing challenges in combating sexual violence in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). CH UNTV

25 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / COTE D'IVOIRE HUMAN RIGHTS

A UN independent expert on the human rights situation in Cote d'Ivoire expressed concern over unresolved issues in the national reconciliation process of the West African country – ahead of presidential elections in 2015. OHCHR

24 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / COI SYRIA

UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Syria presented its findings to the Human Rights Council. It said the period of January 20 to March 10 was marked by escalating hostilities between insurgent groups. Syrian government forces have dropped barrel bombs on Aleppo and other cities, causing extensive civilian casualties and severely tortured detainees. Insurgents have [...]

18 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / NORTH KOREA

The Commission of Inquiry on human rights in North Korea has presented its report to the UN Human Rights Council in which it documents a “disturbing array of crimes against humanity”. The findings are based on testimony from hundreds of victims, defectors and witnesses. CH UNTV

17 Mar 2014 | Read More »

 

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