China Votes Against Russia’s Suspension from the UN Human Rights Council

We publish here the text of the statement made by Chinese Ambassador Zhang Jun at the Emergency Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly, held on April 7th, where the Russian Federation’s membership of the UN Human Rights Council was suspended. In explaining his country’s negative vote, Ambassador Zhang reiterated China’s respect for international…

Why Can’t Venezuela Vote at the UN?

Mision Verdad Many may be wondering why Venezuela, a strategic ally of the Russian Federation, didn’t vote against Russia’s suspension from the UN Human Rights Council as the vote took place on Thursday in the General Assembly. Organización Sures, a Venezuelan NGO dedicated to the defense of human rights from critical and emancipatory visions, clarifies the reasons…

UN Suspends Russia from UN Human Rights Council, Venezuela Not Allowed to Vote

Alba Ciudad The UN General Assembly voted on Thursday, April 7, to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council. The move follows accusations against the Russian military of killing civilians in the Ukrainian city of Bucha. The accusations were repeatedly denied by Moscow and have not been independently verified. The resolution was approved with…

Russia’s Exclusion from the Human Rights Council Sets a Dangerous Precedent

Explanation of vote by Deputy Permanent Representative Gennady Kuzmin before UNGA vote on a draft resolution on suspension of Russia’s rights of membership at the UN Human Rights Council Mr.President, This is not the right moment for being theatrically pathetic in the manner of the Ukrainian representative, so I will speak to the point. The…

The UN Votes in Favor of Suspending Russia from the Human Rights Council

Statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry on the early termination of the Russian Federation’s membership in the UN Human Rights Council 07-04-2022 The Russian side considers the resolution adopted on April 7 in New York by the UN General Assembly to suspend the Russian Federation’s membership in the UN Human Rights Council as an unlawful…

Shameful Racism against Refugees Fleeing the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Yoselina Guevara The current conflict between Russia and Ukraine has not only highlighted the fragility of peace on the pandemic-ravaged continent, it is also underlining the grim racist tinge that many Europeans and people of European descent tend to have. The numbers of refugees fleeing armed clashes on Ukrainian territory are staggering, close to 1.5…

UN Human Rights Council Abandons Yemen

Charles Pierson The UN Human Rights Council has quashed an ongoing investigation into possible war crimes in Yemen.  The HRC rejected a draft resolution on October 7 which would have continued the mandate of the UN Group of Eminent Independent and Regional Experts on Yemen (GEE) to investigate war crimes and human rights violations in…

UN Confirms Serious Human Rights Violations During Protests in Chile

UN Human Rights Office report on Chile crisis describes multiple police violations and calls for reforms GENEVA (13 December 2019) – The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in a report on Chile published on Friday, says that during the recent mass protests and state of emergency the police and army failed…

Office of the U.N. High Commisioner for Human Rights Receives a Letter from President Maduro Rejecting the Report on Venezuela

The Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations (UN) with headquarters in Geneva, Ambassador Jorge Valero, delivered the letter sent by president Nicolás Maduro to the Office of the High Commissioner of the United Nations for Human Rights. Through the letter, which was received by the Alternate High Commissioner Kate…

The UN a League of Assassins: The Decline of Everything That Has Been

Ricardo Arturo Salgado Bonilla For many weeks, Honduras has been in a convulsive situation. Several dead and wounded at the hands of the repressive forces of the state, political prisoners, militarization of the country, military entry to the campus of the National Autonomous University of Honduras, shooting students. In addition, days of brutal repression against…

UN Report on Human Rights in Venezuela Incomprehensible and Without Scientific Rigor

Marco Teruggi The existence of two governments in Venezuela is a fiction that has been evaporating internationally. It is only maintained by the administration of Donald Trump and some right-wing governments in Latin America. President Vladimir Putin, visiting the Vatican, stated that Juan Guaidó had proclaimed himself president in charge before God, but “God did…