India is the world’s largest democracy and a pluralistic melting pot of different religions, cultures, and languages. Yet there has been an alarming rise in discrimination and violence against religious minorities in India. 662 more words
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Recent speeches by UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner Volker Türk discuss human rights, the New York Declaration, and the need for a "culture of prevention"
Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection at UNHCR, has recently given two speeches that merit attention.
Türk’s March 3 keynote address to the Fourth Humanitarian Congress in Vienna includes important language criticizing “externalization” policies that undercut international responsibility-sharing: 333 more words
The United Nations Human Rights Council has agreed on Friday to broaden its investigation of crimes against humanity by North Korea, it has decided to document such crimes so that they can be used for prosecution in the future. 206 more words
Jerusalem Post Arab-Israeli Conflict
By Tovah Lazaroff/ March 20, 2017 15:08
State Department says, “the United States will vote against every resolution put forth under this agenda item and is encouraging other countries to do the same.” 483 more words
The United States on Wednesday called on the UN Human Rights Council to drop its “obsession with Israel” amid reports that the Trump administration is considering quitting the body. 307 more words
The United States reportedly could leave the United Nations Human Rights Council in protest of the body’s actions in general, and specifically its treatment of Israel. 680 more words