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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

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

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