Recent News Headlines : Human Rights

HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP SLAMS PHILIPPINES PRESIDENT DUTERTE'S THREAT TO KILL THEM


The former prosecutor, who has repeatedly assured police he will pardon them for crimes, previously threatened to kill human rights defenders in December 2016... READ MORE

18th August, 2017 515

IBRAHIM HALWA ENTERS FIFTH YEAR IN EGYPTIAN PRISON


Friends and family gathered outside the Egyptian embassy in Dublin on Thursday, marking four years of Ibrahim Halawa's imprisonment... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 566

DEATH TOLL CONTINUES TO RISE IN DUTERTE'S WAR ON DRUGS


On Wednesday, President Duterte praised the operations, adding that he will order the shooting of human rights advocates... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 377

KENYAN OPPOSITION WILL CHALLENGE 'COMPUTER-GENERATED' ELECTION IN COURT


Also Wednesday, Kenya's Interior Minister Fred Matiangi stopped an attempt to de-register two civil society groups that had pointed out anomalies in the presidential election... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 3

MADURO THREATENS DISSIDENTS WITH PRISON AS 'TRUTH COMMISSION' PROBES OPPOSITION OVER VIOLENT PROTESTS


Maduro loyalist Delcy Rodriguez was named as head of the truth commission, on top of being president of the assembly... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 0

KIM JONG-UN 'NO LONGER SEEN AS GOD' AS WORSHIPPING NORTH KOREANS 'PLACE THEIR FAITH ELSEWHERE'


Those claims were backed up by a North Korean defector who is now a member of the Seoul-based Worldwide Coalition to Stop Genocide in North Korea... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 2200

AMNESTY SOUNDS ALARM AS INDONESIA SLAYS DRUG SUSPECTS


Amnesty International has condemned what it described as an alarming number of police killings of suspected drug dealers in Indonesia... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 755

PHILIPPINE POLICE KILL 32 DRUG SUSPECTS IN ONE DAY


Police killed at least 32 suspected drug offenders in a series of raids near Manila, in the bloodiest night of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 1467

COLOMBIAS FARC TURN IN LAST WEAPONS


He said armed forces would be redeployed in areas vacated by the Farc, and the government would provide security, infrastructure, and medical support there... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 305

BRAZIL SET FOR LANDMARK INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS RULING


A ruling on the right to three territories could have far reaching consequences for indigenous people across Brazil... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 955

BLACKSTONE ENDS TALKS FOR NSO GROUP STAKE THAT PROMPTED PROTEST


Blackstone ends talks for NSO Group stake that prompted protest sources... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 236

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HIGHLIGHTS ACTIONS OF ISLAMIC STATE IN ANNUAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM SUMMARY


Christopher H. Smith R-N.J., a longtime advocate of U.S. action on religious persecution overseas, welcomed the focus on the Islamic State... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 69

EGYPT EXTENDS DETENTION OF AL JAZEERA'S MAHMOUD HUSSEIN


An Egyptian court has extended the detention, without charge, of Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein for another 45 days... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 72

NIKKI HALEY: TRUMP'S VELVET HAMMER AT THE UN


Nikki haley rips north korea's 'reckless' missile test... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 1707

REFUGEE SAEED QUIETLY DEPORTED TO IRAQ


In March Saeed was transferred to Sydney's Villawood detention centre where protesters blockaded the entrance and clashed with police... READ MORE

13th August, 2017 2283

TRUMP THREATENS VENEZUELA WITH "MILITARY OPTION" IN RESPONSE TO THE COUNTRY'S GROWING UNREST


President Donald Trump says he's not going to rule out any military intervention in Venezuela which has come under increased pressure for its human rights abuses... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 330

IRELAND'S BLASPHEMY LAWS LEAST RESTRICTIVE IN THE WORLD


Ireland had the lowest score out of 71 countries in a report analysing the extent to which such laws are in conflict with international human rights laws... READ MORE

11th August, 2017 195

EU ADDS NINE PEOPLE, FOUR ENTITIES TO NORTH KOREA SANCTIONS LIST


The decision brings the total number of persons under restrictive measures ... to 62 persons and 50 entities as listed by the UN... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 1

EU ADDS NINE PEOPLE, FOUR ENTITIES TO NORTH KOREA SANCTIONS LIST


The decision brings the total number of persons under restrictive measures ... to 62 persons and 50 entities as listed by the UN... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 1

EU ADDS NINE PEOPLE, FOUR ENTITIES TO NORTH KOREA SANCTIONS LIST


The decision brings the total number of persons under restrictive measures ... to 62 persons and 50 entities as listed by the UN... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 1

SOUTH-EAST ASIAN REGIMES STEP UP REPRESSION OF CRITICS, FREE SPEECH


Thailand's military government has also charged veteran journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk and two political critics with sedition and computer crimes for Facebook commentary... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 12

RIGHTS BODY DECRIES 'COLD-BLOODED' KILLING IN LIBYA


Human Rights Solidarity said that the victims were kidnapped by military forces from their homes and were taken to an unknown location... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 39

HERE'S A LOOK AT AMERICAS' WOMEN LEADERS


Indigenous peoples are inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and ways of relating to people and the environment... READ MORE

9th August, 2017 19

CAMPAIGNERS ALLEGE ARGENTINA INDIGENOUS MAPUCHE MAN WAS 'FORCIBLY DISAPPEARED'


Human rights groups said Tuesday that an activist from the Mapuche indigenous group in Argentina who went missing a week ago has been forcibly disappeared... READ MORE

9th August, 2017 0

VENEZUELA COURT ORDERS ARREST OF SENIOR OPPOSITION LEADER, AS PRESIDENT NICHOLAS MADURO CLINGS TO POWER


Video shows Venezuelan men in uniform claiming start of coup Polls suggest that Mr Maduro's approval rating may be as low as 20 per cent... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 35

MAURITANIA'S PRESIDENT BUNDLES A PATRIOTIC FLAG CHANGE WITH ABOLISHING THE SENATE


But Western governments, including the United States, support Mauritania as a partner against terror groups operating in the Sahara... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 105

DID TILLERSON AND DUTERTE DISCUSS HUMAN RIGHTS? DEPENDS ON WHICH SIDE YOU ASK.


In remarks to U.S. embassy employees, Tillerson noted the United States is Thailand's fourth-largest trading partner... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 26

UN RIGHTS CHIEF DECRIES EXCESSIVE FORCE USED AGAINST PROTESTERS


According to the preliminary findings, security forces were allegedly responsible for the deaths of at least 46 of the protesters, while pro-government armed groups were behind 27... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 505

CANADA OPPOSITION DEMANDS END TO SAUDI ARABIA ARMS SALES


Canada investigates reports of Saudi Arabia using armoured trucks made near Toronto against civilians... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 2295

VENEZUELA USING EXCESSIVE FORCE ARRESTS TO CRUSH PROTESTS UN


Human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told a news briefing in Geneva... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 1163

Trending News Headlines : Human Rights

U.S. OWES BLACK PEOPLE REPARATIONS FOR A HISTORY OF 'RACIAL TERRORISM,' SAYS U.N. PANEL


The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva... READ MORE

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DEMOCRACY IS DYING - AND IT'S STARTLING HOW FEW PEOPLE ARE WORRIED


Trump is engaged in a similar micromanagerial attack on so called sanctuary cities ... READ MORE

31st July, 2017 46389

ONE BY ONE MARRY-YOUR-RAPIST LAWS ARE FALLING IN THE MIDDLE EAST


But the executive branch balked, saying the marriage loophole should be revoked only in rape cases involving multiple perpetrators... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 18424

IRELAND 'LEADS THE WORLD IN ISLAMIC VALUES AS MUSLIM STATES LAG'


An Overall Islamicity Index analysing social rules and human rights measures found that similar rankings were generated in 2010... READ MORE

11th February, 2015 16446

PHILIPPINE POLICE 'DUMPING BODIES' OF DRUG WAR VICTIMS


Human rights organisations cast doubt over the police reporting, saying more than 7,000 people have been killed in connection to the drug war... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 10853

BRITISH BABY CHARLIE GARD DIES AT 11 MONTHS


The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, deliver a statement outside the High Court in London on July 24, 2017... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 8131

'I'VE SEEN AMERICA, AND IT'S LOUSY'


McGovern added that someone with Duterte's abysmal human rights record should not be invited to the United States... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 7033

GERMAN ISIS BRIDE'S CAPTURE FOOTAGE EMERGES AS SHE NOW FACES DEATH PENALTY IN IRAQ


Linda Wenzel, 16, ran away from the small town of Pulsnitz, near Dresen, to join the militants after she was groomed online by an Isis recruiter... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 6274

JOKO WIDODO: POLICE SHOULD SHOOT SUSPECTED DRUG DEALERS


Joko Jokowi Widodo, Indonesia's president, has instructed police to shoot suspected drug dealers to combat what he considers a narcotics emergency facing the country... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 5444

HRW: ISRAEL DENYING HUMAN RIGHTS WORKERS ACCESS TO GAZA


Israel has also blocked human rights workers and activists from entering the occupied West Bank and Israel... READ MORE

3rd April, 2017 4795

MEDIA BLOCKS AGAINST QATAR VIOLATE FREE SPEECH


On May 25, Saudi Arabia and the UAE blocked Qatari media outlets, including Al Jazeera... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 3771

PHILIPPINE MAYOR ACCUSED OF DRUG TIES BY DUTERTE DIES IN POLICE RAID


Mr. Parojinog's daughter, Nova Princess Parojinog-Echavez, the deputy mayor of Ozamiz, was among scores of people arrested, according to Ernesto Abella, a spokesman for Mr. Duterte... READ MORE

30th July, 2017 3727

HOW THE WORLD VIOLATES HUMAN RIGHTS, COUNTRY BY COUNTRY


12 18PM GMT 02 Feb 2015 This map provides a snapshot of the human rights violations identified by Human Rights Watch HRW in their 25th annual review... READ MORE

2nd February, 2015 3292

UN BLAMES SAUDI-LED COALITION FOR DEADLY YEMEN STRIKES


The Saudi-led coalition has faced repeated criticism over civilian casualties in Yemen... READ MORE

21st July, 2017 2416

'OUR BEAUTIFUL LITTLE BOY HAS GONE'


'Our beautiful little boy has gone' Parents of Charlie Gard say he has died... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 2357

SYRIA INVESTIGATOR DEL PONTE QUITS, BLAMING U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL


Her departure will leave only two commissioners, Brazilian human rights expert Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, and Karen Koning AbuZayd from the United States... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 2213


Sri Rumiati made her career in the Indonesian national police force, but the day she was tested for it, in 1984, is one she would rather forget... READ MORE

11th December, 2014 1912

FOR RIGHT-WING ITALIAN YOUTH, A MISSION TO DISRUPT MIGRATION


Mr. Fiato and his allies around Europe suspect aid ships of colluding with human traffickers and believe migration amounts to a Muslim invasion... READ MORE

21st July, 2017 1886

SEX FOR WOMEN AFTER 50 IS IMPORTANT AFTER ALL EUROPEAN COURT RULES


Mrs. Morais, her lawyer said, now plans to go back to the courts in Portugal to reopen the case and seek greater damages... READ MORE

26th July, 2017 1729

AMNESTY: CAMEROON TROOPS TORTURED BOKO HARAM SUSPECTS


The US Africa Command said it had not received any reports of human rights abuses by Cameroonian forces at the base mentioned... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 1404

VENEZUELA'S CHIEF PROSECUTOR, A LEADING CRITIC OF PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO, IS OUSTED


Ortega Diaz was the most prominent senior administration official in Venezuela who is a vocal critic of the Maduro government... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 1396

DIVISIVE POLITICAL RHETORIC A DANGER TO THE WORLD, AMNESTY SAYS


Politicians who have used a divisive and dehumanised rhetoric are creating a more divided and dangerous world, says rights group Amnesty International... READ MORE

22nd February, 2017 1343

NORTH KOREAN PRISON GUARDS 'COOKED FEMALE PRISONERS BABY AND FED IT TO THEIR DOGS'


North Korean prison officers 'cooked prisoner's baby and fed it to their dogs', more horrific accounts from UN report reveal... READ MORE

24th December, 2014 1284

IN MAJOR SHIFT TRUMP TAKING EGYPTS HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES PRIVATE


At a briefing on Friday, White House officials said Mr. Trump did not consider it constructive to air disputes over human rights publicly... READ MORE

1st April, 2017 1172

LAWYER MOHAMMED AL-ROKEN AWARDED HUMAN RIGHTS PRIZE


A prominent UAE lawyer sentenced to 10 years in 2013 for plotting against the government was on Saturday awarded a major human rights award... READ MORE

28th May, 2017 1105

ANALYSIS | HOW A VIDEO OF A WOMAN IN A SKIRT BECAME A GLOBAL HEADACHE FOR SAUDI ARABIA


However, Saudi Arabia's reputation continues to be a problem... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 1066

CHINA ABANDONING RULE OF LAW, HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYERS SAY


The authors - which include former French justice minister Robert Badinter as well as British human rights lawyers Michael Mansfield QC and Clive Stafford Smith... READ MORE

24th January, 2017 997


She said she was seeking to regulate nonprofit groups more strictly in part to dispel fears among Egyptians about international funding being misused and some N... READ MORE

27th December, 2014 965

THE TORTURE SURVIVORS SUING THE SYRIAN REGIME


In May 2006, al-Bunni and a number of other human rights activists were arrested after signing the Beirut-Damascus Declaration, which called for normalizing Lebanese-Syrian relations... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 940

DEADLY CLASHES AS MILLIONS JOIN STRIKE


Colombia, France, Spain, the US and the EU have urged the Venezuelan government to cancel the vote for a new constituent assembly on 30 July... READ MORE

21st July, 2017 913


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