Posts tagged as Human Rights Council

Israel security forces should face justice for Gaza killings: U.N.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

United Nations investigators said on Thursday Israeli security forces may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in killing 189 Palestinians and wounding more than 6,100 at weekly protests in Gaza last year. The independent panel said it had confidential information about those it believes to be responsible for the killings, including snipers and commanders. “The Israeli security forces killed and maimed Palestinian demonstrators who did not pose an…

Rinkevics voices concerns about growing threats to journalism and freedom of expression

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

While taking part in a session of the UN Human Rights Council, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity) voiced concerns about increasing threats to journalism and freedom of expression, LETA was told at the Foreign Ministry’s press office. In his address to the UN Human Rights Council, the Latvian foreign minister condemned the countries that deny the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights unrestricted access to…