Human Rights Council

Online Side Event at the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council

Friday, 5 March, 2021, 13:00-14:30 CEST. The pervasiveness of armed non-State actors’ (ANSAs) involvement in armed conflict and other situations of violence worldwide highlights the importance of effectively implementing the existing international legal protections to safeguard the human dignity of individuals, as protected under International Human Rights Law (IHRL) and International Humanitarian Law (IHL) – …

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News Roundup – 30 May 2013

Colombia rebel rejects peace deadline, saying electoral politics should not trump negotiations. Hezbollah fighters ‘invading’ Syria. Syria: US and UN condemn Hezbollah involvement in conflict. UN Rights Council passes resolution demanding Syria protect civilians, grant aid access (see here for text of resolution). Syrian rebel group criticises exiled leaders. Pakistani Taliban appoint new deputy after US …

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News Roundup – 18 September 2012

Yesterday, the Human Rights Council held an interactive dialogue with Paulo Pinheiro, Chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.  Mr. Pinheiro, introducing the Commission’s report, said that the gross violations of human rights in Syria had grown in number, pace and scale.  FARC rebels step up attacks on Colombia …

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