The United States decided to step out of the United Nations' Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Minister Stef Blok of Foreign Affairs responded that he regrets the decision. Prime Minister Mark Rutte called it "unwise", the Telegraaf reports.
A new report issued by the UN Human Rights Office suggests that the Islamic State (ISIS) might have committed genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Calling them the three most serious international crimes, the organization is urging Iraq to sign on to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, a treaty that established the ICC and mandates that countries criminalize the crimes listed in the treaty under their own domestic law.
Foreign Affairs Minister Bert Koenders’ presence at the 28 session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today marks the renewed entrance of the Netherlands in this council, according to a press release from the Ministry.
Today in the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) the Netherlands was elected in the Human Rights Council for the period 2015 to 2017.
According to research, 45 percent of women have had a negative experience at work during their pregnancy. The Council for Human Rights is calling on minister Asscher of Social Affairs and Employment to do something about this, the NOS reports.
The United Nations investigate Zwarte Piet. A committee under the responsibility of the High Commissioner for Human Rights considers whether the helper of Sinterklaas is a racist stereotype. What could be the consequences of such an investigation?