United Nations Human Rights Council
Nov 01, 2012 14:25 EDT
Sri Lanka is still working to counter supporters of the Tamil Tiger separatist rebels crushed three years ago, the country's special representative on human rights told the UN Thursday.
Nov 01, 2012 12:28 EDT
Ruling party lawmakers submitted a motion to impeach Sri Lanka's most senior judge Thursday, as President Mahinda Rajapakse moved to crush another of his former allies after vanquishing Tamil rebels.
Nov 01, 2012 11:20 EDT
Three years after the armed forces crushed their Tamil Tiger enemies, Sri Lanka's government is turning on former allies, with the head of the Supreme Court the latest to fall from grace.
Nov 01, 2012 05:20 EDT
Sri Lanka's ruling party lawmakers submitted a motion Thursday to impeach the country's top judge as President Mahinda Rajapakse moved to crush another of his former allies in an escalation of tensions between the government and judiciary.
Oct 26, 2012 14:16 EDT
Canada has said a UN rights expert should resign over his call for a boycott of companies taking part in Israel's settlement expansion in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Oct 25, 2012 16:41 EDT
The United States and Israel on Thursday slammed a call by an outspoken UN rights expert for a boycott of companies helping Israel's settlement expansion in the Palestinian territories.
Oct 18, 2012 13:05 EDT
At least 28,000 people have disappeared in Syria since the start of an anti-regime uprising 19 months ago, arrested by troops or pro-government militiamen, a global activist group said on Thursday.
Sep 29, 2012 08:49 EDT
Islamists destroyed Saturday another tomb of a Muslim saint in a northern Mali region under their control, witnesses said.
Sep 28, 2012 13:50 EDT
Renowned former war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte is to join the UN probe into rights abuses during the increasingly brutal conflict in Syria, the UN Human Rights Council announced Friday.
Sep 28, 2012 13:09 EDT
The UN Human Rights Council harshly condemned Friday human rights abuses in Mali, including the use of child soldiers, violence against women and children as well as the destruction of holy sites.
Sep 24, 2012 06:34 EDT
Sri Lanka's police barricaded the US embassy in Colombo for the second time in four days on Monday as thousands of Muslims gathered to denounce an anti-Islam film which has sparked protests worldwide.
Sep 22, 2012 14:50 EDT
The UN special rapporteur on torture said on Saturday that the inhumane treatment of Moroccan detainees appeared to be "very frequent," and deplored the rise in the use of excessive force to quell protests.
Sep 21, 2012 11:53 EDT
A UN commission investigating the many serious rights violations in wartorn Syria should be allowed to continue its work and get more resources, according to a draft resolution presented in Geneva Friday.
Sep 19, 2012 10:52 EDT
Bahrain said Wednesday it accepted "90 percent" of reforms urged by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in the wake of a popular uprising, amid US criticism that the kingdom was dragging its feet.
Sep 18, 2012 12:16 EDT
Hosts Sri Lanka opened cricket's World Twenty20 against Zimbabwe Tuesday, kicking off the country's biggest ever sports event just three years after the end of a bloody ethnic war.
Sep 18, 2012 08:38 EDT
Hosts Sri Lanka open cricket's World Twenty20 against Zimbabwe Tuesday, kicking off the country's biggest ever sports event just three years after the end of a bloody civil war.
Sep 17, 2012 22:16 EDT
Hosts Sri Lanka open cricket's World Twenty20 against Zimbabwe Tuesday, kicking off the country's biggest ever sports event -- and just three years after the end of a bloody civil war.
Sep 17, 2012 11:48 EDT
Serious human rights violations have soared dramatically in Syria, a top UN investigator said Monday, calling for "appropriate action" against perpetrators of atrocities in the wartorn country.
Sep 17, 2012 08:15 EDT
Serious human rights violations have soared dramatically in Syria in recent weeks, the head of a UN commission tasked with probing the abuses said Monday, calling for "appropriate action" against war criminals in the country.
Sep 16, 2012 17:38 EDT
Sri Lanka is banking on cricket to repair the damage to its blood-stained image after the brutal end to a 37-year ethnic war as it stages the biggest tournament in the nation's post-independence history.