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UN: More Evidence Needed On Syria Chemical Weapons

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 08.04.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- A U.N. report on Syria said Tuesday there are "reasonable grounds" to believe that limited quantities of toxic chemicals have been used as w...

Iran's War On Women Students May Backfire

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 10.30.2012 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

In the coming academic year, 36 universities will implement exclusion of women from 77 fields of study. The government, which has distanced itself from the recent education bans introduced by universities, risks a backlash.

Iran and the Futility of Denial Diplomacy at the UN Human Rights Council

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.30.2012 | World
Omid Memarian

Considering Javad Larijani's inability to build coalitions with other UN member states and in view of his aggressive conduct, expecting him and his team to effect changes in Iran's standing within the UN appears highly unlikely.

Human Rights Council 2012: Keeping Up the Credibility

Bonian Golmohammadi | Posted 04.24.2012 | World
Bonian Golmohammadi

Continued support to civil society organizations is crucial to the advancement of human rights worldwide. Civil society organizations are a transformative agent in the global human rights movement.

Ros-Lehtinen Hijacks Pro-Israel Support for Extreme Anti-UN Bill

Don Kraus | Posted 11.02.2011 | World
Don Kraus

Funding for the United Nations should not be cut based on the actions of some of its members. It's like blaming Madison Square Garden for the New York Knicks losing a game.

The U.S. Pressures Iran on Human Rights

Omid Memarian | Posted 07.20.2011 | World
Omid Memarian

In an interview with me in Geneva, Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, the U.S. representative to the Human Rights Council, responded to questions about the urgency of establishing a monitoring mechanism for Iran.

U.S. Should Uphold Homeless Promises To U.N.

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

Pushing the Administration to make good on its commitments to the world community will be critical -- and challenging. Will the Administration bring its commitments to bear at home?

The West Should Listen To Muslim Women Reformers

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Apart from moral obligations to support reformers, the West shares common interests for their advance with liberal Muslims and progressive Muslim societies.

U.N. Suspends Libya From Human Rights Council

AP/The Huffington Post | By ANITA SNOW | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. General Assembly suspended Libya from its top human rights body as governments worldwide pressured Muammar Gaddafi to ...

Homelessness, Human Rights and the United States

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

Homelessness is increasing in record numbers across the United States, as more and more people are affected by the foreclosure crisis and continuing high unemployment.

Obama's Pursuit of Sanctions Came at Expense of Human Rights

David Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Elliott

New Iran sanctions finally came to fruition just days before the June 12 anniversary of Iran's dubious presidential elections, some observers concluded that the new sanctions must have been a result of the Iranian government's atrocious human rights violations.

Iran: The Final Test for the UN Human Rights Council

Ben S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben S. Cohen

As the world prepares to mark the first anniversary of Iran's stolen election, the beatings, arrests, and executions, the U.S. should be pushing the Human Rights Council to end its silence on Iran.

Peeling Back the Layers of Gaza: Expanding the Discussion

Richard Eisendorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Eisendorf

A generation ago, Yasser Arafat was the reviled leader of the PLO. His successors in the West Bank are now embraced as the moderate leadership of the Palestinian people.

Susan Rice Refuses to Call Out Libya As They Are Elected to the Human Rights Council

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Grenell

What is clear is that Susan Rice hasn't found her voice at the UN even though she has been in the job for over a year. It seems hard to take her seriously.

Netanyahu's Challenge to the UN -- And My Challenge to Liberals -- For Moral Consistency

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lanny Davis

Based on these core principles, liberals should overwhelmingly demand that the Palestinians accept Israel's minimal request to bring peace.

Goldstone Backs Away From Report: The Two Faces of an International Poseur

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

With so much of the civilized world condemning the his report, Richard Goldstone seems to be backing away from the report's conclusions -- at least when he speaks to his Jewish audiences.

How To Kill Your Friends, Big and Small

Amjad Atallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amjad Atallah

Palestinians today woke up to two news stories -- one that made them celebrate and one that made them cringe. Unfortunately, the U.S. was not involved in the celebratory story.

UN Investigation of Israel Discredits Itself and Undercuts Human Rights

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

No wonder human rights experts, including Mary Robinson, refused to participate in this mockery, declaring that it was "guided not by human rights, but by politics."

Goodbye/Hello 7 "Human Rights Gone Wrong"

Patt Cottingham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patt Cottingham

Goodbye to seating inhumane governments and regimes at the human rights table. Hello to removing inhumane governments and regimes at the human rights table.