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# UN Human Rights Council

This year
UN demands access to Ukrainian children deported to Russia
The Kremlin is accused of deporting thousands of children from Ukraine to Russia.
Last year
US asks UN Human Rights Council to debate rights abuses in China's Xinjiang region
A UN report on Xinjiang published last month cited possible crimes against humanity against Uyghur Muslims in the region.
UN votes to suspend Russia from Human Rights Council
It’s the second ever suspension of a country from the council.
All time
Victims to raise Troubles ‘amnesty’ with UN body
The concerns of bereaved relatives will be raised at the United Nations Human Rights Council.
UN accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing' as thousands of Rohingyas flee the country
The UN says 294,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar.
Some Labour TDs are not happy with Charlie Flanagan
The Foreign Affairs Minister has been criticised after Ireland abstained from a UN vote on Gaza.
Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf states
Enda Kenny has acknowledged Saudi Arabia’s election to the UN Human Rights Council, but the government won’t say if concerns about human rights issues are being raised with leaders there or in Qatar and UAE this week.
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Irish all to live to 100; John Waters outraged for men (again); Ireland’s election to Human Rights Council ‘not a joke’.
Syria's rep to UN human rights council joins opposition
The Syrian delegate to the UN Human Rights Council is the first based in Switzerland
The Daily Fix: Thursday’s evening round-up of all the day’s main news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.
Mary Robinson tells UN: push for war crimes investigation in Sri Lanka
The former president said today that possible crimes against humanity cannot simply be ignored.
Tanks shell city of Homs as Syria pulls bid for UN Human Rights seat
Syria’s third-largest city has come under fire from government forces, with some reports suggesting the city has been under siege for four days.