Tag: United Nations Human Rights Council

U.N. Rights Panel Pressures Sudan Over Coup

GENEVA — The United Nations’ top human rights body decided on Friday to appoint an independent expert to monitor and report on abuses in Sudan since the military takeover less than two weeks ago, escalating international pressure on leaders of Africa’s third-largest country to restore civilian rule. At an emergency session of the Human Rights […]

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U.S. Regains Seat at U.N. Human Rights Council, 3 Years After Quitting

The United States on Thursday regained a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, which the Trump administration abandoned in 2018 because of what it called the body’s hypocrisy and anti-Israel prejudice. In seeking to rejoin the 47-member council, the Biden administration, which has taken a far more supportive stance toward the United Nations […]

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U.N. Votes to Appoint Human Rights Watchdog in Afghanistan

GENEVA — Spurred by mounting evidence of Taliban abuses since the group seized power two months ago, the United Nations top human rights body voted Thursday to appoint an independent expert backed by specialist advisers to investigate and report on abuses in Afghanistan. The Human Rights Council in Geneva adopted a European Union-led resolution endorsed […]

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