Latest Human Rights Commission Stories

2009-05-04 11:15:00

A human rights watchdog warned on Monday that climate change would force Australia's Aborigines off their traditional lands, resulting in "cultural genocide" and environmental degradation.

2008-09-06 09:00:17

Text of report by privately-owned Afghan Ariana TV on 5 September [Presenter] Human Rights Commission in northern Badakhshan Province has issued a report expressing concern over health situation in northern Badakhshan Province.

2008-08-04 15:00:46

By NICHOLS, Lane STATE schools are discriminating against thousands of disabled pupils, an unprecedented complaint against the Government alleges.

2006-06-21 10:11:07

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States pledged on Wednesday to work hard to ensure the success of the new United Nations Human Rights Council, although Washington has decided for now to remain outside the body. The promise was issued in a speech by Washington's new ambassador in Geneva, Warren W.

2006-06-19 08:40:00

The U.N. Human Rights Council, heralded as a new start in the world body's attempt to uphold fundamental freedoms, opened on Monday under pressure to show it can do better than its discredited predecessor.

2006-06-18 06:38:01

By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations' new human rights body, the Human Rights Council, begins its inaugural session on Monday under close scrutiny to see if it does more to protect fundamental freedoms than its discredited predecessor. U.N.

2006-05-10 10:32:23

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. human rights chief Louise Arbour on Wednesday said the election of members to the organization's new rights watchdog marked a new beginning in the fight for fundamental freedoms.

Word of the Day
  • Emitting flashes of light; glittering.
The word 'coruscant' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to flash' or 'to sparkle'.