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Iran: Executions and detentions in spotlight at Human Rights Council

New York: Iran faced calls on Wednesday from top UN-appointed rights investigators to halt the executions of people sentenced to death in connection with anti-Government demonstrations that have continued since the death in custody of Mahsa Amini last September.

12 countries elected to serve new terms on Human Rights Council

New York: The UN General Assembly elected a dozen new countries on Thursday to serve on the Human Rights Council, while Germany and Sudan secured second terms.

Belarus ‘engulfed in fear’, Human Rights Council hears

New York: The deterioration of human rights in Belarus continues to engulf the country in a climate of fear and arbitrary rule, a UN-appointed independent human rights expert warned on Wednesday.

Human Rights Council urged to support UN chief’s call for a 'new social contract' after COVID-19

New York: UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Monday urged UN Member States to promote a more inclusive post-pandemic recovery to help the world’s most vulnerable recover from the impact of COVID.

‘Eyes and ears’ of Human Rights Council facing funding crisis

New York: The work of UN-appointed independent rights experts is at risk from a critical lack of funding, they warned on Monday.

Venezuela, Poland and Sudan amongst 14 new Human Rights Council members

New York: 14 new members were elected to the Human Rights Council on Thursday, following a secret ballot held in the General Assembly Hall in New York.

Replacement for United States on Human Rights Council to be elected ‘as soon as possible’

New York, June 21 (IBNS): International reaction to the United States decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Councilcontinued on Wednesday with the President of the Geneva-based assembly confirming that the election of a new Member State would take place “as soon as possible” to fill the vacant seat.

UN chief hails ‘very important role’ of Human Rights Council, as US withdraws, citing alleged bias

New York, June 20 (IBNS): In response to the withdrawal of the United States on Tuesday from the United Nations body which is designed to promote and protect human rights around the globe, Secretary-General António Guterressaid that he would have “much preferred” the US remain.