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Six nations to make their debut on UN Human Rights Council

Six countries that have never previously served on the United Nations Human Rights Council are among 15 new members of the Geneva-based body after a round of balloting among UN Member States this morn

Libya suspended from UN Human Rights Council

New York - The General Assembly today suspended Libyan membership of the United Nations Human Rights Council because of President Muammar Al-Qadhafi’s violent repression of peaceful protesters deman

UN Human Rights Council to hold special session on Libya

The United Nations Human Rights Council announced today that it will hold a special session on Friday to discuss the situation in Libya, as calls continue to mount for an end to the use of force again

UN expert says no to intrusions of privacy in fight against...

A United Nations independent human rights expert on Tuesday countered the notion that counter-terrorism needs must always outweigh the right to privacy, calling for a new framework to ensure that infr

UN: Food crisis not over

A United Nations top official has said that despite falling food prices worldwide, the global food crisis has not ended, the top United Nations human rights official cautioned today, emphasizing the n