• Mar 28, 2014
    The UN Human Rights Council sent a clear message on March 28, 2014 that North Korean leaders should be brought to justice through Security Council action.
  • Mar 26, 2014
    on a new website, “Votes Count,” Human Rights Watch will shed much needed light on how member countries at the United Nations Human Rights Council respond to serious violations of human rights across the globe. The website will compile, analyze and expose the positions Human Rights Council members have taken on situations of human rights violations in particular countries.

Reports

HRC

  • Apr 14, 2014
    Human Rights Watch urges the Security Council, when it votes on renewing the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) this month, to extend the mandate to incorporate human rights monitoring in Western Sahara and in the Polisario Front-run refugee camps near Tindouf, Algeria.
  • Mar 28, 2014
    The UN Human Rights Council sent a clear message on March 28, 2014 that North Korean leaders should be brought to justice through Security Council action.
  • Mar 28, 2014
    Something amazing occurred in Geneva today. For the first time in the history of North Korea’s three-generation totalitarian rule, a U.N. body acknowledged the regime’s massive abuses and invoked U.N. members’ obligations to address them.
  • Mar 27, 2014
    We write to urge you to vote in favor of the Human Rights Council Resolution on ensuring use of remotely piloted aircraft or armed drones in counter-terrorism and military operations in accordance with international law, including international human rights and humanitarian law, A/HRC/25/L.32.
  • Mar 27, 2014
    Israeli authorities have not held accountable members of the security forces responsible for apparently unlawful killings of Palestinian civilians. In August 2013, for example, after clashes erupted during an arrest raid in Qalandia refugee camp, Israeli security forces fatally shot Roubin Zayed, an UNRWA employee whom witnesses said Israel forces shot at close range while he was walking to work. Israeli authorities have not prosecuted anyone for his death.
  • Mar 26, 2014
  • Mar 26, 2014
    on a new website, “Votes Count,” Human Rights Watch will shed much needed light on how member countries at the United Nations Human Rights Council respond to serious violations of human rights across the globe. The website will compile, analyze and expose the positions Human Rights Council members have taken on situations of human rights violations in particular countries.
  • Mar 26, 2014
  • Mar 26, 2014
    This is the third year running that a resolution on Sri Lanka has been discussed at the Human Rights Council. In spite of two previous resolutions giving the Sri Lankan government ample opportunity to credibly address accountability for the many violations of international humanitarian law outlined in its own Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) report as well as the UN Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts report, there has been no evidence of meaningful progress. This has been forcefully reported by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, both in her statement after her August 2013 visit to Sri Lanka, and in her comprehensive written report delivered to the Human Rights Council today.
  • Mar 26, 2014
    Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council should vote for a resolution calling on the UN’s human rights office to investigate allegations of war crimes by all sides during the final months of Sri Lanka’s civil war, Human Rights Watch said today. The vote on the resolution is expected on March 27, 2014.