Latest United Nations Human Rights Council Stories

2011-04-29 15:51:00

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC applauded the UN Human Rights Council's adoption of a strong resolution against Syria for human rights violations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "This is a historic day in the annals of the UN Human Rights Council," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "We salute the Obama Administration for initiating the resolution on Syria and pressing for its adoption at an emergency session of the Council...

2011-04-04 08:35:00

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) - along with its international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) - is calling on the United Nations to rescind a deeply flawed report accusing Israel of war crimes in a conflict in Gaza in 2009. The ACLJ, which presented arguments before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in support of Israel, says now that the author of the Goldstone Report, Judge Richard...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.