Uyghurs people demonstrate against China outside of the United Nations (UN) offices during the Universal Periodic Review of China by the UN Human Rights Council, on November 6, 2018 in Geneva. - China's mass detainment of ethnic Uighurs and its crackdown on civil liberties likely figures high on the agenda …

China Rejects U.N. Demands to Close Uighur Detention Camps

China rejected calls on Tuesday from Western members of the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to shut down the massive detention camps constructed in Xinjiang province to imprison a sizable percentage of Uighurs, a predominantly Muslim ethnic group.

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley listens during a United Nations Security Council emergency meeting concerning the situation in Syria, at United Nations headquarters, April 14, 2018 in New York City. Yesterday the United States and European allies Britain and France launched airstrikes in Syria as punishment …

Reports: U.S. to Withdraw from U.N. Human Rights Council

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley are expected to announce the withdrawal of the United States from the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday afternoon, according to various reports.

While President Xi Jinping has cast himself as a champion of globalisation as the United States retreats behind President Donald Trump's 'America First' policy, foreign firms complain his words have not been accompanied by deeds on the ground

U.S. Blocks China’s U.N. Resolution Praising Xi Jinping’s ‘Win-Win’ Agenda

The U.S. delegation to the United Nations blocked a resolution China introduced Friday that would have glorified the “win-win” agenda of President Xi Jinping. Critics saw the resolution as part of China’s alarmingly successful effort to corrupt and destroy the entire human rights system at the United Nations.

An Iranian inmate peers from behind a wall as a guard walks by at the female section of the infamous Evin jail, north of Tehran, 13 June 2006. AFP PHOTO/ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

U.N. Report Slams ‘Pattern’ of Abuses in Iranian Prisons

A  report published by the United Nations on Monday, March 5, criticizes the Iranian regime for its systematic abuse, torture, and rape of prisoners and for its heightened restrictions on freedom of expression and access to the Internet.

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Dallas Proclaims Itself First ‘U.N. Human Rights County’ in Texas

Dallas proclaimed itself the first “human rights county” in Texas. The commissioners court embraced the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, an initiative that claims to cultivate communities worldwide, although the Geneva-based Human Rights Council (HRC) has come under fire for anti-Israel bias and member countries with poor records.

Trump Admin Tells U.N. Human Rights Council to End ‘Obsession with Israel’

Trump Admin Tells U.N. Human Rights Council to End ‘Obsession with Israel’

U.S. envoy Erin Barclay addressed the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday, asserting that America’s commitment to human rights is “stronger than ever,” but hinting that the Trump administration might reconsider its membership unless the HRC ends its “obsession with Israel.”

Syrians carry a wounded child in the rubble of buildings following a barrel bomb attack on the Bab al-Nairab neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on August 25, 2016

U.N. Human Rights Chief: Siege of Aleppo ‘Crimes of Historic Proportions’

On Friday, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein of Jordan, called the siege and bombing of Aleppo by Russian and Syrian forces “crimes of historic proportions,” described the besieged city as a “slaughterhouse,” and called for prosecution by the International Criminal Court.