Iceland to take vacated US seat on Human Rights Council

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Iceland has for the first time been elected to the Human Rights Council, filling the seat vacated by the United States, which withdrew from the body last month, citing bias.   The United Nations General Assembly on Friday elected Iceland to serve on the […]

UN rights expert ‘strongly recommends’ probe by International Criminal Court into ‘decades of crimes’ in Myanmar

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The United Nations rights expert on Myanmar is “strongly” recommending that the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigate and prosecute those allegedly responsible for “decades of crimes” in the form a grave violations of international human rights and humanitarian law inside the country. In an […]

Siege of Syria’s eastern Ghouta ‘barbaric and medieval’, says UN Commission of Inquiry

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The siege of eastern Ghouta in war-torn Syria, which lasted more than five years, has been labelled “barbaric and medieval” — “amounting” to war crimes, and crimes against humanity, a high-level UN inquiry said on Wednesday. In a 23-page report on the siege mounted […]