U.N. Rights Expert on Use of Unmanned Drones by U.S.

posted on 10.29.2009 by Lisa

Philip Alston, the U.N. Human Rights Council’s Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, has voiced concern over the use of unmanned drones by the U.S. to target militants in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The independent human rights expert said such a practice will be regarded as a breach of international law unless Washington can demonstrate that the appropriate precautions and accountability mechanisms are in place. Read more

GA| Speakers in Third Committee draw links between fight to secure human rights and fight against poverty

posted on 10.28.2009 by

UN meeting coverage as the General Assembly Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) concluded its three-day discussion. Read more