Human Rights Groups Oppose Ban on Blasphemy in New Human Rights Council Charter

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Feb. 20, 2006 –  Three human rights groups today urged the President of the General Assembly and the United Nations to reject last-minute attempts to incorporate Islamic religious precepts into the charter of the world body’s new human rights council. The three non-governmental …

Issue 96: Freedom Index of the members of the UN Commission on Human Rights

News: The Commission on Human Rights, the central human rights event on the UN calendar, opens its annual six-week session on 17 March. Analysis: Every year, Freedom House, an independent think-tank, publishes a freedom index that measures political rights and civil liberties around the globe. Using criteria that …

Issue 77: The Composition of the Commission on Human Rights

The Commission on Human Rights, the central human rights event on the UN calendar, is due to commence its annual six-week session on 18 March. Analysis:Every year, Freedom House, an independent think-tank, publishes a freedom index that measures political rights and civil liberties around the globe. Using criteria …