Posts Tagged ‘United Nations Human Rights Council’

UN: Myanmar faces ‘alarming’ risk of escalating civil war

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Myanmar is facing the alarming prospect of an escalating civil war as an uprising against the military junta widens, the UN’s human rights chief warned today. Michelle Bachelet told the United Nations Human Rights Council that time was running out for other countries to step up efforts to restore democracy and prevent a broader conflict. Read more

U.N. Islamophobia report “divisive”

Monday, March 15th, 2021
report on Islamophobia "divisive"

According to a Vatican diplomat, a United Nations Human Rights Council report on Islamophobia risks “polarising the international community”. Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič said the report highlighting Islamophobia could prove to be “divisive” because it focused on one religious group to the exclusion of others. The report is entitled “Countering Islamophobia/Anti-Muslim Hatred to Eliminate Discrimination and Read more