Saudi Arabia failed in its bid to become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council, but Russia and China were elected in a vote that has triggered an outcry among human rights defenders. The UN General Assembly held elections on Tuesday for 15 vacant seats in the 47-nation[…]
China, Saudi Arabia and Russia are poised to join the United Nations Human Rights Council, raising alarm among rights groups who say the countries are among the world’s “worst rights violators”. The UN General Assembly is expected to hold elections on Tuesday for 15 seats in the 47-nation council, with[…]
Saudi Arabia has pursued a policy of silencing activists though its ambiguous counter-terrorism laws, UN human rights experts have said. Their comments were made at a panel event entitled “Saudi Arabia – Time for Accountability”, which was held on Monday on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council. The[…]
Lindiwe Sisulu, the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on Monday paid her respects to the family and friends of the former permanent representative of South Africa to the United Nations (UN) in New York, Ambassador Dumisani Kumalo, who died on Sunday. Born in September 1947, Kumalo left a rich[…]
The United States has withdrawn from the United Nations’ top human rights body accusing it of “chronic bias” against Israel, in a move that was criticised by human rights groups and described as regrettable by foreign leaders. The decision to pull out of the UN Human Rights Council was announced[…]
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