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Resources updated between Monday, November 12, 2012 and Sunday, November 18, 2012

November 16, 2012

November 15, 2012

MFA: Israelis do have human rights. The High Commissioner simply does not care about them.

Has the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights gone mute? Development

Draft Resolution was adopted with 163 votes in favor, 6 against (Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States) and 4 abstentions (Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu).

GA Fourth Committee Draft Resolution "Applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, to the OPT, including East Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories" Development

Draft Resolution was adopted with 165 votes in favor, 1 against (Israel) and 6 abstentions (Cameroon, Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States).

GA Fourth Committee Draft Resolution "Assistance to Palestine refugees" Development

Draft Resolution was adopted with 160 votes in favor, 8 against (Australia, Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, Panama, United States) and 6 abstentions (Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, El Salvador, Honduras, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu).

GA Fourth Committee Draft Resolution "Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem" Development

Draft Resolution was adopted with 163 votes in favor, 6 against (Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States) and 6 abstentions (Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Honduras, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu).

GA Fourth Committee Draft Resolution "Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan" Development

Draft Resolution was adopted with 166 votes in favor, 6 against (Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), and 1 abstention (Cameroon).

GA Fourth Committee Draft Resolution "Operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East" Development

Draft Resolution was adopted with 164 votes in favor, 6 against (Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), and 2 abstentions (Cameroon, Papua New Guinea).

GA Fourth Committee Draft Resolution "Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues" Development

Draft Resolution was adopted with 163 votes in favor, 6 against (Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States) and 4 abstentions (Cameroon, Honduras, Panama, Papua New Guinea).

GA Fourth Committee Draft Resolution "Persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities" Development

Draft Resolution was adopted with 161 votes in favor, 2 against (Israel, Panama) and 13 abstentions.

GA Fourth Committee Draft Resolution "The occupied Syrian Golan" Development

Draft Resolution was adopted with 91 votes in favor, 8 against (Australia, Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, Panama, United States), and 71 abstentions.

GA Fourth Committee Draft Resolution "Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories" Development

November 14, 2012

November 13, 2012

Today UN Gen Assembly spends 3 hours slamming US; US's only friends? Israel, Palau, Micronesia and Marshall Islands.

Draft Resolution was adopted with 188 votes in favor, 3 against (Israel, Palau, United States) and 2 abstentions (Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia).

UN General Assembly Draft Resolution "Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba" Development

November 12, 2012

Gabon, where rape cases seldom prosecuted, FGM & ritual killings of kids practiced, elected to UN's top rights body

UN Human Rights Council Elections: Electioneering Handout of Gabon Development

Ethiopia, where police and security officers routinely use torture against dissidents & students, wins a 3-year UN HRC term

UN Human Rights Council Elections: Electioneering Handout of Ethiopia Development

Cote d'Ivoire, where rape & domestic violence widespread & monitored for rights abuses even by UN, wins UN HRC seat

UN Human Rights Council Elections: Electioneering Handout of Cote d'Ivoire Development

Kazakhstan, where police use asphyxiation to obtain confessions, internet & media tightly controlled, joins UN HR Council

UN Human Rights Council Elections: Electioneering Handout of Kazakhstan Development

Obama admin joins hands with the likes of Venezuela, UAE, Pakistan, Kazakhstan on UN "human rights" body at today's elections; receives only 131 votes

UN Human Rights Council Elections: Electioneering Handout of United States Development

Venezuela, where government severely limits freedom of expression & criminalizes dissent, where 501 women were killed in one year as a result of domestic violence, where gov't-owned radio promotes antisemitic Protocols of Elders of Zion, wins UN HRC seat

UN Human Rights Council Elections: Electioneering Handout of Venezuela Development

Pakistan, where rape and 'honor' crimes are dire problem, where journalists are harassed & religious freedoms severely violated wins a 3-yr term on UN HRC (Pakistan 171 votes, US 131 votes; so much for Malala)

UN Human Rights Council Elections: Electioneering Handout of Pakistan Development

UAE, where punishment for conversion from Islam is death, where LGBT individuals face death penalty, where domestic workers are routinely subjected to physical & sexual abuse, wins UN HRC seat.

UN Human Rights Council Elections: Electioneering Handout of United Arab Emirates Development