Not to be confused with UN Human Rights Commission or UN Human Rights Council, the UN Human Rights Committee has just elected an Israeli human rights professor to lead the body of 18 experts.
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For the first time in its history, the UN Human Rights Committee has elected an Israeli to lead the body, a statement from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem said on Tuesday.
Yuval Shany, who is the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in Public International Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was elected unanimously by the UN body’s 18 experts who oversee the implementation of “the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by its State parties.”
Arab rights groups remind Hamas that its “Security goals should not come at the expense of human rights.”
Arab NGOs and rights groups on Thursday called on the Hamas regime in Gaza to reopen the only foot crossing into Israel, after the Islamist movement closed it following an assassination.
Before Hamas took control of Gaza, Palestinian workers in Israel wait at the Erez Crossing to return to the Gaza Strip, July 2005. – Wikimedia Commons
The ‘Palestinian NGOs Network,’ a coalition of more than 100 charities and rights groups, demanded the “lifting of restrictions and restrictive measures which violate human rights”, a statement said. Continue Reading »
Palestinian human rights are the worst ever, not because of increased Israeli security measures, but inflicted by the hands of their leader.
By Israel Today
In one of its more recent reports on human rights in the Palestinian-controlled territories, the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights said the situation had reached an all-time low, but not because of Israel.
Hamas prepares 3 Gazans before execution- Source: Israel Today
While the advocacy group does routinely lambast Israel for security measures that inflict hardships on average Palestinians, the reason highlighted for the worsening human rights was corrupt and abusive governance by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. Continue Reading »
After Ahmed Shaheed, the Maldivian diplomat that was elected as the UN’s special rapporteur on the state of human rights in the Islamic Republic turned in an honest report, he was deemed a Zionist agent by Teheran.
The United Nations’ top official responsible for monitoring human rights in Iran is secretly working either for the Mossad or the CIA, the Iranian government is alleging.
Ahmed Shaheed, the UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Iran – Photo: REUTERS
Ahmed Shaheed, the Maldivian diplomat who was elected as the UN’s special rapporteur on the state of human rights in the Islamic Republic three years ago, came under verbal attack from an Iranian government official on Saturday for making “baseless allegations” against the regime. Continue Reading »
This isn’t about human rights at all. Twisted beyond recognition, ‘human rights’ at the UN is simply a weapon in the political arsenal of Israel’s enemies. Millions & millions of human rights victims are left by the wayside in the UN’s stampede to denounce & defeat the Jewish state.
By Anne Bayefsky
Today at the United Nations in New York City, the UN’s top women’s rights body, the Commission on the Status of Women, will wrap up its annual session by condemning only one state for violating the rights of women anywhere in the world. Not Syria, or China, or Saudi Arabia. Continue Reading »
NGO Monitor, points out that Human Rights Watch (HRW) is once again leveling false charges against Israel.
NGO Monitor, which studies the treatment of Israel by supposedly non-affiliated and apolitical volunteer and civic groups, has accused Human Rights Watch (HRW) of once again leveling false charges against Israel. According to NGO Monitor, HRW accused Israel of attacking “journalists” in Gaza during Operation Pillar of Defense, but the charge “is false both legally and factually, and the timing of this release appears to be a cynical attempt to divert attention from many scandals currently plaguing the organization,” NGO Monitor said. Continue Reading »