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United Nations body whose mission is to promote and protect human rights around the world

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United Nations Human Rights Council: United Nations body whose mission is to promote and protect human rights around the world
The United Nations Human Rights Council is a United Nations body whose mission is to promote and protect human rights around the world. The UNHRC has 47 members elected for staggered three-year terms on a regional group basis. The headquarters of UNHRC is in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Venezuela wins seat on U.N. rights council despite U.S. opposition

Venezuela was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday with 105 votes and a round of applause, despite fierce lobbying against it by the United States and rights groups, and the..
Reuters - Published

U.N. launches investigations into killings, torture in Venezuela

The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed on Friday to set up an international fact-finding mission into reported violations in Venezuela, including torture and thousands of summary executions.
Reuters - Published

'Stop jailing 10-year-olds': Indigenous boy addresses UN on Australia's youth detention laws

A 12-year-old Indigenous boy from Australia's Northern Territory is believed to be the youngest to address the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
SBS - Published

Pakistan warns of 'genocide' in Kashmir, sees no talks with India

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday that India's "illegal military occupation" of the Muslim-majority territory of Kashmir raises the specter..
Reuters - Published

China says almost 40 states openly back its Xinjiang policy

Almost 40 states have written to the United Nations supporting China's policies in the western region of Xinjiang, a Chinese diplomat told the U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday.
Reuters - Published

U.N. to probe Philippines drug war deaths

The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up an investigation into mass killings during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's so-called 'war on drugs', a step that activists said was long..
Reuters - Published

U.N. launches investigation into Philippines drug war deaths

The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed on Thursday to set up a preliminary U.N. investigation into thousands of killings in the Philippines so-called 'war on drugs'.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: West, Japan rebuke China at U.N. for detention of Uighurs

Nearly two dozen countries have called on China to halt its mass detention of ethnic Uighurs in the Xinjiang region, the first such joint move on the issue at the U.N. Human Rights Council, according..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong singer-activist urges U.N. rights body to defend territory

China is tightening its grip on Hong Kong and the territory's autonomy and democratic freedoms are slipping away, a prominent Hong Kong activist told the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday in a plea..
Reuters - Published

An ex-Manus detainee has blasted Australia at the UN Human Rights Council

Abdul Aziz Muhamat has addressed the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
SBS - Published

'Refugees are being destroyed': Ex-Manus detainee blasts Australia at UN meeting

Abdul Aziz Muhamat has addressed the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
SBS - Published

U.N. rights forum condemns Israel over deadly Gaza protests

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday condemned Israel's "apparent intentional use of unlawful lethal and other excessive force" against civilian protesters in Gaza, and called for..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia faces first-ever censure at U.N. rights forum: diplomats

European countries will urge Saudi Arabia this week to release detained activists and cooperate with a U.N.-led probe into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in the first rebuke of the kingdom..
Reuters - Published

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