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War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
5/10/2022 6:46:02 PM
The UN General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly for the Czech Republic to replace Russia on the world organization's leading human rights body following its suspension over allegations of horrific rights violations by Russian soldiers in Ukraine.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
4/29/2022 7:25:10 PM
The U.N. General Assembly is scheduled to vote on May 10 on a country to replace Russia on the world organization's leading human rights body following its suspension over allegations of horrific rights violations by Russian soldiers in Ukraine.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
4/8/2022 1:18:00 AM
Egypt said the resolution to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) "squanders the organisation’s mechanisms” and “could weaken the credibility of the UN and its mechanisms," before abstaining on the vote.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
4/7/2022 8:22:39 PM
Russia considers its suspension from the UN Human Rights Council to be "illegal", the foreign ministry in Moscow said Thursday.

War in Ukraine - Humanitarian
4/7/2022 7:32:00 PM
The UN General Assembly voted Thursday to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council as punishment for the invasion of Ukraine.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
4/7/2022 3:17:26 PM
The Group of Seven industrialised nations on Thursday called for Russia to be suspended from the UN's human rights body over "heinous acts and atrocities" in Ukraine.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
4/6/2022 3:23:21 PM
The UN General Assembly will vote Thursday on suspending Russia from the UN Human Rights Council following allegations that Russian troops deliberately murdered civilians in Bucha, Ukraine, the assembly presidency said.

Egypt - Politics
3/17/2022 6:08:51 PM
Egypt launched a new initiative at the Human Rights Council in Geneva to support the economic empowerment of women in international forums, according to a statement on Thursday.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
3/6/2022 9:54:00 AM
Israel continues with its abuses undeterred by an international community forever harping on human rights and commitments to international agreements.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
3/4/2022 3:06:36 PM
Russia appeared more isolated than ever following a historic vote at the UN Human Rights Council on Friday to launch an investigation into violations committed in Moscow's Ukraine war.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
3/2/2022 10:19:19 PM
Egypt adopts a comprehensive strategy to enhance human rights and fundamental freedoms, said Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Wednesday, adding that the country succeeded in achieving a remarkable progress with regards consolidating civil and political rights.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
2/8/2022 5:05:00 PM
The recent letter by members of the European Parliament criticising Egypt’s human-rights record is an assault on Egypt’s sovereignty and its right to govern its own citizens

World - Africa
12/13/2021 5:40:07 PM
The United Nations Human Rights Council is expected to host a special session on the civil war in Ethiopia this week, following an urgent request from the European Union.

World - Region
10/24/2021 3:36:05 PM
The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) recent election to the UN’s Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the third time reflects the country’s efforts to strengthen human rights and its "increasing international presence," the Vice-President of the European Commission for promoting our European Way of Life said.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
9/15/2021 3:34:00 PM
Human rights took centre stage during this week’s launch of a new government strategy

World - International
8/17/2021 10:09:24 PM
Calling a special session outside of the thrice-yearly regular meetings requires the backing of at least a third of the 47 members of the council -- 16 states

World - International
7/12/2021 5:27:53 PM
The text itself calls for a 'constructive and peaceful dialogue and reconciliation, in accordance with the will and interests of the people of Myanmar, including Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities'

World - International
7/6/2021 7:58:27 PM
Speaking before the UN Human Rights Council, Michelle Bachelet lamented that Myanmar in recent months "has evolved from a political crisis to a multi-dimensional human rights catastrophe"

Opinion -
4/8/2021 9:16:00 PM
The European report to the UN Human Rights Council on the human-rights situation in Egypt is full of inaccuracies and ignores the real situation in the country, writes Leila Takla in an open letter to Europe

Egypt - Politics
3/22/2021 4:40:44 PM
Huge pressures have been placed on the ICC to discourage it from fulfilling its duties and responsibilities, Fayek says

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