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PH should honor treaties vs death penalty, UN body tells Pimentel

Apr 17, 2017 - 12:14 PM

The United Nations Human Rights Committee calls on the Philippines to take its treaty obligation seriously

US lawmakers, Cuban dissidents meet in Havana

Jan 19, 2015 - 11:24 AM

About 15 opponents of the Americas only communist government meet for more than two hours with the American visitors

Democratic senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont (R), next to representatives Debbie Stabenow of Michigan (C), Chris Van Hollen of Maryland (L), Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island (2-L) and Peter Welch of Vermont (2-R), talk to the media upon their arrival to a hotel in Havana, Cuba, 17 January 2015. Ernesto Mastrascusa/EPA

UN watchdog slams Israel abuses, demands Gaza war probe

Oct 30, 2014 - 11:46 PM

The UN Human Rights Committee slams the continuing confiscation and expropriation of Palestinian land and restrictions on access of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory including East Jerusalem

GOING HOME. A displaced Palestinian woman piles her belongings onto the cart as she and her family leave a United Nations (UN) school in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip to return to their home on August 5, 2014, after a 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip brokered by Egypt came into effect at 8:00 am. File photo by Mohammed Abed/AFP

UN watchdog faults Hong Kong on reforms

Oct 24, 2014 - 7:47 AM

The UN Human Rights Committee criticizes the lack of a clear plan to institute universal suffrage and to ensure the right of all persons to vote and to stand for election without unreasonable limitations

Pro-democracy protesters scuffle with riot policeman during an Occupy Central demonstration in Mong Kok District of Hong Kong, China, 18 October 2014. Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

Hong Kong voting rights on agenda at UN rights body

Sep 10, 2014 - 9:00 PM

The Human Rights Committee which monitors respect of an international treaty on civil and political rights will hold a public session on the issue on October 23

Benny Tai (R), co-founder of the Occupy Central movement, rallies with democracy activists next to the Hong Kong government complex on August 31, 2014. Alex Ogle/AFP

UN issues fresh call to Japan over WWII 'comfort women'

Aug 30, 2014 - 12:21 PM

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination says that by failing to treat the aging survivors properly Japan had let their suffering drag on for decades