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Uighur men pray before a meal during the Corban Festival, also known as Eid al-Adha, in Turpan, Xinjiang, in September 2016.

22 countries signed an ‘unprecedented’ letter condemning China’s oppression of Muslims. But none of them come from the Islamic world...

Beijing has installed an unparalleled police state in Xinjiang, western China, where Muslim residents are heavily surveilled and detained en masse.
Activists wear hoods depicting families of victims killed in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war. The UN will now investigate this effort for human rights abuses.

The UN is investigating a key US ally for a brutal drug war that’s killed an estimated 27,000 people

The UN Human Rights Council approved a proposal to investigate the drug war in the Philippines, which may have claimed over 27,000 lives.
Hong Kong-based artist and LGBTQ rights advocate Denise Ho on stage at the Oslo Freedom Forum in Norway May 27, 2019

Pop star Denise Ho called for China’s removal from the UN Human Rights Council over Hong Kong, and a Chinese diplomat tried to shut her down

Denise Ho, a singer and activist, told the UN to "convene an urgent session to protect the people of Hong Kong."
US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley

Trump made the right decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council — but right now he needs to look in the mirror

Opinion: The US was right to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council. The optics of leaving right now, with the current border crisis, are far from optimal. Even so, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and the administration made the right decision, if not at the best time.
Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya (C) votes yes for a Russian proposed draft resolution that would 'condemn the aggression against Syria by the U.S. and its allies' during a United Nations Security Council emergency meeting concerning the situation in Syria, at United Nations headquarters, April 14, 2018 in New York City.

Russia wants to swoop in on the empty spot left by the US on the UN Human Rights Council

Russia put forward its candidacy for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council following the US' dramatic withdrawal on Tuesday. Russia said the US had attempted to use the council as a "tool to promote only their interests" and punish unfavorable countries.

US ditches the UN’s Human Rights Council and calls it ‘hypocritical and self-serving’ on its way out the door

The US officially withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, citing the organization's political bias against its ally Israel. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley added that Israel is "singled out in a way that no other country is singled out."