Issue 21: Amnesty International’s report to the upcoming UN Commission on Human Rights

Amnesty International’s report to the upcoming UN Commission on Human Rights calls on the Commission to give priority attention to countries where human rights abuses are “grave, persistent and/or widespread.” The targeted countries are Algeria, Burundi, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, …

Issue 14: An UN conference on Shari’ah and human rights; and Annan calles upon American conservatives to “exercise common sense” in their approach to UN-US relations

* On November 9-10 in Geneva, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), in consultation with the Organization of the Islamic Conference, will convene a conference entitled “Enriching the Universality of Human Rights: Islamic Perspectives on the Universal Declaration of Human …

Issue 10: An attack against the United States and Israel by an expect of the UN Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination

Last week at the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination, ostensibly a non-political body made up of independent experts, the Egyptian, Mr. Ahmad Khalifa, launched an attack on the United States and Israel, all in the context of decrying the politicization of the human rights field. Analysis: Mr. Khalifa …

Issue 1: The 54th Session of the Commission on Human Rights; a debate at the US House of Representatives on the UN and Iraq; and Syria complains about DPI’s photos from Annan’s visit to Israel

The 54th Commission on Human Rights opened on 16 March 1998 with Secretary-General Kofi Annan recalling the horrors of war, declaring “we cannot afford indifference, individually or collectively.” Analysis: Fifty years after the passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, violations against …

A Brief Arguing in Favor of Israel’s Admission into the Western European and Others Group

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY             In order to facilitate the work of the United Nations, its member states are divided into five regional groups.              Israel is the only member state of the UN which is actively excluded from joining a regional group.             This exclusion …