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United Nations Human Rights Council: United Nations body whose mission is to promote and protect human rights around the world
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is a United Nations body whose mission is to promote and protect human rights around the world. The UNHRC has 47 members elected for staggered three-year terms on a regional group basis. The headquarters of UNHRC is in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Carrie Lam defends new China security law [Video]

Carrie Lam defends new China security law

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has defended China's approval of a contentious national security law that will allow authorities to crack down on subversive and secessionist activity in Hong Kong, during a..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:30Published
Attacks on Hindu funeral procession, church portray plight of minorities in Pakistan: India at UNHRC [Video]

Attacks on Hindu funeral procession, church portray plight of minorities in Pakistan: India at UNHRC

Vimarsh Aryan, First Secretary, India's permanent mission to United Nation's Office at Geneva (UNOG) exercised India's Right of Reply to Pakistan at 43rd Session of UNHRC in Geneva. Aryan said, "It's..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:47Published
India exercises its right of reply in response to statement by Pakistan at UNHRC [Video]

India exercises its right of reply in response to statement by Pakistan at UNHRC

India exercised its right of reply in response to statement made by Pakistan, at 43rd session of UN Human Rights Council. Senthil Kumar, First Secretary at Permanent Mission of India, Geneva said that..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:49Published

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US Secretary of State calls UN rights body 'a haven for dictators'

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Brother of George Floyd asks UN to help 'black people in America'

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Pakistan should stop systematic persecution of its religious minorities: India at UNHRC

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India slams Pakistan for raising Kashmir at UNHRC, asks it to 'introspect' its grave human rights situation


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Racism, Conflict, Country Violations Top UN Rights Council Agenda

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U.N. rights body suspending session a week early due to virus: statement

The United Nations Human Rights Council has decided to suspend its main annual four-week session from Friday, ending a week early, due to coronavirus, a statement said on Thursday.
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UN human rights body has been wrong before, silent on issue of cross-border terrorism: EAM on UNHRC's stance on CAA

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Top News of the Day | March 3, 2020: UNHRC's plea in SC over CAA, more cases of coronavirus in India and more

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UNHRC files intervention application in Supreme Court over CAA; MEA says 'no locus standi'

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Pakistan 'pernicious cradle of terrorism': India at UNHRC

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UN rights chief expresses 'great concern' over CAA, urges leaders to prevent violence

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Ironic that ‘global terror epicentre’ Pak lectures on rights: India at UN

Describing Pakistan as world's leading exporter of terror, the govt on Wednesday said J&K "was, is and shall forever" remain an integral part of India. Speaking at the 43rd session of the UN Human..
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J&K 'was, is and shall forever' remain its integral part: India tells Pakistan at UNHRC meeting

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Libyan premier denounces Haftar as 'war criminal' at U.N.

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj on Monday denounced the shelling of civilian areas and airports in his country, labeling renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar a "war criminal" in a speech to..
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India slams Pak at UNHRC over its 'malicious propaganda' on Ayodhya verdict

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Pakistan fails to muster support to table resolution on Kashmir at UNHRC

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The reason Pakistan's Imran Khan should thank India for Article 370

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