United Nations Human Rights Council

US re-elected to 3 more years on UN Human Rights Council

UN staff check the ballot boxes yesterday before the election for members of the United Nations Human Rights Council in New York. Photo: Xinhua

The United States has been re-elected to another three-year term on the UN Human Rights Council in the only contested election for seats in the body.

Wednesday, 14 November, 2012, 3:56am

Softly, softly

As China's leaders await this weekend's visit of US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, they must feel confident that human rights will not significantly burden an already full Sino-American agenda.

19 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Beijing defends human rights efforts

UN ambassador dismisses concerns raised by western countries

China's oft-criticised human rights record came under scrutiny at the United Nations yesterday as UN ambassador Li Baodong sought to defend its human rights efforts in a new mechanism called the Universal Periodic Review.

10 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Mainland rolls out action plan on rights

Sceptics doubt move will make a difference

China is working on an 'action plan' in an unprecedented move to address some of the country's contentious human rights issues, but critics remain sceptical over how much change the plan will bring.

5 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Human rights are international matter

Lau Nai-keung ('An outrageous breach of loyalty', March 9) makes some interesting points in his comments on the debate over Martin Lee Chu-ming's appearance before a US congressional committee.

However, his logic is flawed when he compares this to a Chinese reaction to human rights violations at Guantanamo Bay.

13 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Asian rights record slated

TIMED to coincide with the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) forum, the New York-based Human Rights Watch/Asia today releases a report accusing Asian governments of sacrificing human rights for economic growth.

14 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Pakistan shame

ISLAMABAD: With 914 tortures on record, the Human Rights Council of Pakistan described 1992 as the worst year of violation of human rights in the country.

2 Jan 1993 - 12:00am