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成立12年 聯合國人權理事會公正性惹議

(中央社紐約19日綜合外電報導)美國今天宣布退出聯合國人權理事會,痛批這個「偽善、自私」組織「長久以來對以色列有偏見」且缺乏改革。過去人權團體也批評人權理事會,未充分關切中國打壓西藏。<p>創立於2006年3月的聯合國人權理事會(UNHRC),取代了原先的聯合國人權委員會。人權理事會是聯合國體系內一個會員 …

Indonesia Hopes to Flex Diplomatic Muscle With Security Council Seat

Indonesia has been chosen as one of five non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council after a competitive bidding process, …


US Departure From UN Rights Council Leaves Vacuum

The Trump administration's announcement Tuesday that it is withdrawing from the U.N. Human Rights Council has created a vacuum that China may like to …

Human Rights

Washington opens de facto embassy in Taiwan, angering China

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> China has lodged a protest with the US following the official opening of Washington's new de facto embassy in Taiwan, a self-ruled island off China's southeastern coast that Beijing considers a renegade province.<p>"The United States sending officials to Taiwan under any excuses is in …


Serena sails through in 'superhero' catsuit on French Open return

<b>(CNN) —</b> She had been away from grand slams for 16 months, but Serena Williams said she felt like "a warrior princess" as she returned to winning ways at the French Open Tuesday.<p>The 36-year-old defeated Czech Kristyna Pliskova 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 in her first grand slam match since becoming a mom, but it …


林鈺雄:報告馬總統 睡大覺很糟嗎? | 蘋果日報

Experts: Bolton Likely to Tackle 'One-China' Mantra

While President Donald Trump's new National Security Adviser John Bolton has said he would set aside his personal policy preferences and implement …


China Places Big Bet on Xi Jinping, Scraps Presidential Term Limits

In the short space of two weeks, China has announced and now voted with near unanimous approval to amend the country’s constitution and give the …


Vatican and China to sign agreement on bishop appointments in March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Italian newspaper reported on February 18 that the Vatican would sign an accord with Beijing on the appointment of bishops …

中梵主教任命爭議 一次看懂 | 兩岸 | 重點新聞

Academic aims to unseat pro-Russian president in tight Czech run-off | Reuters

(This January 26 story corrects number of asylum applications in paragraph 10 to make clear they refer to just the month of November)<p>Presidential candidate Jiri Drahos votes at a polling station during the second round of the presidential election in Prague, Czech Republic January 26, 2018. …


India’s Top Court Faces Credibility Crisis

One of India’s most respected and powerful institutions, the Supreme Court, is never far away from the news, usually for handing out progressive …

In the stranglehold of global powers

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's proposal for direct talks with Seoul in his New Year's Day address was good news. As was South Korean President …

North Korea

News from the Vatican - News about the Church

06/06/2018<p>Pope at General Audience: ‘we are called to be gifts for others’<p>05/06/2018<p>Pope's June prayer intention: 'For inclusive social …

'The fruit of war': Pope Francis prints photo of Nagasaki victims

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pope Francis is having cards printed and distributed showing a 1945 photo of victims of the nuclear bombing of Nagasaki along with the words "the fruit of war."<p>The photo captures a boy carrying his dead brother on his shoulders while he waits for his turn at the crematory. It was taken by …

Pope Francis


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China’s Xi Seen Taking More Risks at Home and Abroad in 2018

In 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping rose to become the country’s most powerful leader in decades.<p>And as he shoulders more power and responsibility, …



Tillerson: All Options on Table to Contain North Korea Threat

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that North Korea’s growing nuclear capabilities are a direct threat to the United States, and Washington …

盡速批准禁止酷刑公約 成為國內法(蘇友辰) | 蘋果日報


內容分類: 人權 死刑和禁絕酷刑與殘酷非人道及有辱人格的待遇或處罰 <br>文/Juan E. Mendez<br>翻譯/黃意晴、陳鉦勝 校稿:林綉娟<br>文章出處:https://www.wcl.american.edu/hrbrief/20/1mendez.pdf閱讀更多



<b>◎顏聚享</b><p>現代人權的法制化可以說是伴隨著二戰之後聯合國秩序的建立而生,在至今70年間迅速發展,雖然不能樂觀的說這套價值已經成為普世而具有拘束力的規範,但它確實透過國家間建立的各個機構和程序,透過解釋把對大眾而言相當抽象的人權規則具體化、建立監督各國的機制,並且一步一步用不同的措施去促進各國遵循人權規則 …