United Nations Human Rights Council Current Affairs, GK & News

Why is UNHCR insisting India to revise FCRA regulations?

The United Nations high Commissioner for human rights is insisting India to revise its foreign contribution Regulation Act 2010.  Highlights The high Commissioner Michelle Bachelet has raised concerns over the restrictions imposed by India over foreign funding for the Non-governmental organisations. The commisioner also raised concerns on the arrests of activists in the country.  What ..

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UNHRC votes to commission UN report on systemic racism

The UN Human Rights Council has unanimously voted to commission a UN report on systemic racism and discrimination against black people. However, it did not order more intensive investigation of George Floyd’s death in the United States. The resolution only calls for a simple and generic report that aims to contribute to accountability and redress ..

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Sri Lanka withdraws from UN resolution on post-war accountability and reconciliation

Sri Lanka recently notified the UN Human Right Council that it is to withdraw from the UN resolution on post-war accountability and reconciliation. The UNHRC adopted a consensus resolution, asking Sri Lanka to probe allegations of human rights abuses in 2015, six years after the civil war with the Tamil separatists. The resolution was co-sponsored by ..

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UNHRC Expresses Concerns over NRC in Assam and Situation in J and K

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed concern over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, and the tense situation in Jammu and Kashmir while addressing the opening of the 42nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. What is UNHRC? The United Nations Human Rights Council ..

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India refuses to Cooperate with UN panel over Jammu & Kashmir Report

Reacting angrily to a submission from the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council on the alleged violations in Jammu and Kashmir, India has informed the United Nations Human Rights Council that it will no longer entertain any communication with the Special Rapporteurs on its report. What was the Issue and How India Responded? The Special ..

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