UNHRC Current Affairs, GK & News

United States to re-join UNHRC

The Joe Biden administration in United States is all set to re-join the UN Human Rights Council. The United States had withdrawn from the council in the year 2018 under Presidency of the Donald Trump Background Donald Trump withdrew from the world body’s main human rights because of its disproportionate focus on Israel. Israel had ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

20th June: World Refugee Day

To honor refugees across the globe, the United Nations designated 20th June to be observed as World Refugee Day in its Resolution 55/76 on  4th December 2000. The first World Refugee Day was observed on 20th June 2001. The theme of 2020 World Refugee Day: Every Action Counts This year’s theme is to remind the ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

UN on the CAA Issue

The United Nation High Commissioner for Human Rights is to file an ‘intervention application’ with the Supreme Court with regards to the Citizenship Amendment Act.  Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights: The Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights is the top United Nations entity on human rights. It is mandated to protect human ..

Topics: 

UNHRC files in Supreme Court on Citizenship Amendment Act

On March 3, 2020, the United Nation Human Rights Commission moved to Supreme Court on the matter of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The commission has filed a case challenging CAA. India on the Move of UNHRC India believes that the CAA is an internal matter of the country. Also, according to India, CAA is constitutionally ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

Sri Lanka withdraws from UNHRC Resolution

On February 26, 2020, the Sri Lankan Government formally notified the United Nations that it will withdraw from the UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council) resolution. Highlights The UNHRC resolution 40/1 was co-sponsored by Sri Lanka and 11 other countries. The main aim of the resolution is investigation of war time violence against Tamil Tiger ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

1 / 212