UN’s top human rights body adopts resolution condemning structural racism and police brutality | AFP

The UN’s top human rights body adopts a resolution condemning structural racism and police brutality, after the text was revised to remove specific mention of the United States. The UN Human Rights Council’s 47 members approved by consensus the revised version of the resolution, which was initially presented by African countries for an urgent council debate, called following the death of George Floyd in US police custody. IMAGES

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UN rights chief urges reparations for colonialism, slavery | AFP

The UN’s human rights chief urges countries to confront the legacy of slavery and colonialism and to make reparations. Addressing an urgent debate on racism and police brutality called at the UN Human Rights Council, Michelle Bachelet says countries “need to make amends for centuries of violence and discrimination, including through formal apologies, truth-telling processes and reparations in various forms.” IMAGES

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‘Gratuitous brutality’ of Floyd’s death shows ‘systemic racism’: UN | AFP

Addressing an urgent debate on racism and police brutality called at the UN Human Rights Council, Michelle Bachelet criticises the “gratuitous brutality” on display in the killing of George Floyd in the United States, warning that it has “come to symbolise the systemic racism that harms millions of people of African descent”. IMAGES

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Human rights ‘under assault’: UN chief | AFP

UN chief Antonio Guterres says that “Human rights are under assault,” as he opens the UN Human Rights Council’s main annual session in Geneva. SOUNDBITE

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Pakistan fears ‘genocide’ in Kashmir says Foreign Minister | AFP

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi warns the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that a “genocide” could be looming in the Indian Kashmir. SOUNDBITE

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US ambassador calls for Maduro ouster with megaphone diplomacy

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley addresses some 100 Venezuelan protesters in front of the United Nations in New York, who are calling for US intervention into the ongoing crisis in their country. The UN Human Rights Council earlier voted through a resolution urging the government of crisis-hit Venezuela to “accept humanitarian assistance” to alleviate the country’s “scarcity” of food and medicines.

Nikki Haley Blasts UN Human Rights Council

(18 Jul 2018) U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations sharply criticized the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday, seeking to explain why the United States made the announcement that it would withdraw from the council on June 19th. (July 18)

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Human Rights Watch Blasts Trump On Withdrawal

Human Rights Watch is blasting the U.S. decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council. The executive director also chastised the administration’s decision to separate children from their parents at the southern U.S. border. (June 20)

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Pompeo on UNHRC: ‘Once noble vision turned into exercise of shameless hypocrisy’

The Trump administration announced Tuesday its departure from the United Nations’ main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivered the verdict on the UN Human Rights Council in a joint appearance at the State Department. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/97zk

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US v UN: Washington withdraws from ‘biased’ Human Rights Council

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US Withdrawing from UN Human Rights Council

The Trump administration has announced Tuesday its departure from the United Nations’ main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution. (June 19)

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Human Rights Council withdraws independent probe into Yemen war crimes

An EU-backed resolution demanding an independent inquiry into human rights violations during the Yemeni war has been withdrawn at the UN Human Rights Council. Instead, to activists’ discontent, a weakened “reasonable compromise” text has been adopted.

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