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UN General Assembly approves Chile’s Bachelet as human rights High Commissioner

UN General Assembly approves Chile’s Bachelet as human rights High Commissioner

(Reuters) – The United Nations General Assembly approved on Friday the appointment of former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as the world body’s new human rights chief. UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, announced the appointment of Bachelet on Wednesday. She will replace Jordan’s Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, who is stepping down at the end of the month after […]

Indonesia: Criminal code revamp plan sends chill through LGBT community

Indonesia: Criminal code revamp plan sends chill through LGBT community

(Reuters) – Zulfikar Fahd, an openly gay man, says he flew from Indonesia to Canada late last month and claimed asylum on grounds that he faced discrimination and persecution in his home country, which is poised to criminalise same-sex relations and consensual sex outside marriage. Fahd, 30, who had worked in public relations, said he […]

New Record: Translations of Universal Declaration of Human RIghts Passes 500

New Record: Translations of Universal Declaration of Human RIghts Passes 500

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, already the world’s most translated document, is now available in more than 500 translations with the addition of North Bolivian Quechua to the collection. “The growing number of translations underscores the universality of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the power of its words to resonate strongly across […]

UN – Landmark Resolution On Anti-Gay Bias, Ireland Among Supporters

UN – Landmark Resolution On Anti-Gay Bias, Ireland Among Supporters

The UN Human Rights Council resolution, passed on September 26, 2014, to combat violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, is a critically important achievement for upholding the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 25 human rights and other groups said today. The new resolution follows a June 2011 resolution by […]