Articles by UN Human Rights Council

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Myanmar: “Possible War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity Ongoing in Rakhine and Chin States”
UN Human Rights Council – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 May 2020

29 April 2020 – “While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine State, targeting the civilian population,” said Yanghee Lee, who is concluding her tenure as UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.

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Human Rights Council Discusses the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar
UN Human Rights Council – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Mar 2019

11 Mar 2019 – The Human Rights Council held an interactive dialogue with Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.

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Report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
UN Human Rights Council – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Mar 2019

25 Feb 2019 – Human Rights Situation in Palestine and Other Occupied Arab Territories – The commission was mandated to focus on accountability and identifying those responsible for violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. The commission found reasonable grounds to believe that some violations may constitute international crimes.

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Declaration on the Right to Peace (1)
UN Human Rights Council – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Apr 2018

Resolution 32/28 adopted by the UN Human Rights Council on 1 July 2016

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Ending the Agony: Access to Morphine as Ethical & Human Rights Imperative
UN Human Rights Council | Organisation for the Prevention of Intense Suffering – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Apr 2018

The Organisation for the Prevention of Intense Suffering is a Swiss think-and-do tank putting compassion at the heart of the society of the future. OPIS promotes the ethical principle that nothing matters more than preventing or relieving the physical or emotional suffering of sentient beings, both humans and non-humans, with highest priority given to those suffering most intensely.

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Alarming Rise in Mercenary Activities Calls for Attention
UN Human Rights Council – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Nov 2011

The United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries warned Tuesday [1 Nov 2011] of an alarming resurgence of the use of mercenaries in armed conflict –“often in new and novel ways”. Contracts and grants in Iraq and Afghanistan is expected to exceed $206 billion in 2011. In 2010, the number of contractor employees hired by the US Departments of Defense and State and USAID exceeded 260,000, in contrast with the 9,200 contractors hired by the US military during the first Gulf War.

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FULL TEXT OF THE ‘GOLDSTONE REPORT’
UN Human Rights Council, 24 Oct 2009

United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza ConflictPresentation of the report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict to the Human Rights Council – 29 September 2009 Head of the UN Fact Finding Mission Justice Richard Goldstone presented the report of the Mission to the Human Rights Council in Geneva […]

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