In a vote, 180 of the General Assembly’s 193 members deposited ballots, with 157 countries backing the Czech Republic and 23 abstaining.
Iran's judiciary authority lashes out at UN special rapporteur, saying he has favoured a "biased and politically-motivated approach."
UN Human Rights Council's resolution, adopted with 26 of the council's 47 members in favour, voiced particular concern about the fate of tens of thousands of people who have vanished in the war-ravaged country.
Egypt responds with disapproval and shock after 31 countries, including US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, expressed concern on Cairo’s use of terror legislation against a broad range of critics, including rights activists and journalists.
UN human rights investigator for Myanmar says "growing reports, photographic evidence" show security forces used live ammunition against protesters in violation of international law.
From backing warlord Haftar in Libya, to enabling Islamophobic culture at home - President Macron’s administration has done a lot to undermine human rights.
In its first report to the UN Human Rights Council on the war in Yemen, the UN experts pointed to the killing of civilians, especially in coalition air strikes, as possible war crimes. The UN also referred to possible war crimes by Houthi rebels.
UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein says a militia linked to the government has committed a string of ethnically-motivated attacks in recent months, including cutting off toddlers' limbs and stabbing pregnant women.
The call comes days before Human Rights Council elections in which Russia, Hungary and Croatia will be running for two seats representing Eastern Europe.
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