UN Human Rights Council
War in Yemen Civilian casualties nearly doubled in Yemen since end of UN-mandated international monitoring 

The Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen was first formed in 2017 to monitor the human rights violations and war crimes being committed by the parties in the war in Yemen. The UN Human Rights Council failed to renew its mandate in October 2021

Pegasus report: new evidence of Saudi interference in Yemen war probe and other stories

Today we look at the targeting of a UN investigator with the Pegasus spyware, the sentencing of 3 Egyptian activists to prison, and more

Israel uses the Gaza fishing zone as a tool for collective punishment against Palestinians

Israel often blocks the fishing zone, driving thousands of Palestinians dependent on it for their livelihood and food using the pretexts of rocket attacks

In urgent UNHRC special session on Palestine, India chooses silence

In the May 27th historic special session for a commission of inquiry across historic Palestine, India abstained from voting, preferring to look away from lives brutally taken away and still more condemned to spend it in trauma in Gaza

China urges the West to stop baseless propaganda, offers greater cooperation on various issues 

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi criticized rumors about genocide of Uyghurs minorities spread by the media and claimed that the population of Uyghurs minorities has more than doubled in the last 40 years

Sri Lanka’s human rights record comes under the scanner at UN Human Rights council

A resolution proposing scrutiny of the human rights violation in the country and for accountability of past violations will be voted on at the UN Human Rights Council in March

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