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Resources updated between Monday, February 18, 2013 and Sunday, February 24, 2013

February 22, 2013

Immunity and no accountability at the UN itself: UN rejects cholera damages claim for 8,000 dead in Haiti as "non-receivable"

UN rejects Haiti cholera damages claim Article

February 21, 2013

Cuba-led and Iran-backed UN "Human Rights" Council "right to peace" meeting ends with support for continued push to arrive at new declaration and more meetings ahead

Conclusions and Recommendations of the Chair of the "Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on the Draft United Nations Declaration on the Right to Peace" Development

The report of the Human Rights Council's "right to peace" working group of states expunges the identity of proposal authors Iran and Syria.

Report of the "Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on the Draft United Nations Declaration on the Right to Peace" (advance unedited version) Development

The UN can't provide straight answer on reported sexual abuse by its peacekeeping personnel while claiming that half of 2012 complaints are still "pending" UN investigation.

UN Tells of 3 Substantiated Sex Abuse Cases, 30 Complaints Pending from 2012 Article

February 20, 2013

February 19, 2013

UN Human Rights Council working group on "right to peace" continued to negotiate new declaration. Iran preached the benefits of "nuclear disarmament;" declared protection from genocide, crimes against humanity and respect for free speech and religion, "not acceptable;" claimed domestic, gender-based violence and discrimination against women, "irrelevant", and requested its deletion from draft text. American negotiators also spoke today to urge no "new rules," having voted against holding meeting - which is moving forward anyway.

UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee "Draft declaration on the right to peace" Development

February 18, 2013

Iran - a country set on acquiring nuclear weapons - finds the UN Human Rights Council working group on the so-called "right to peace" the perfect place to explain that its objective is the "elimination of the threat of nuclear war".

Statement by Iran at the"Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on the Draft United Nations Declaration on the Right to Peace" Development

After 70,000+ dead a UN "Human Rights" Council forum gives Assad's Syria a podium to talk about "peace", "right to life" and "serving humanity." And every other state listened in silence.

Statement by Syria at the"Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on the Draft United Nations Declaration on the Right to Peace" Development

The fruits of the UN Human Rights Council: UN "working group" on the Draft United Nations Declaration on the Right to Peace, starts week-long meeting in Geneva at taxpayer expense for approximately $329,000 on Cuba-led "right to peace"

Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on the Draft United Nations Declaration on the Right to Peace Development