Recent News Headlines : Human Rights

IN VENEZUELA, PRISONERS SAY ABUSE IS SO BAD THEY ARE FORCED TO EAT PASTA MIXED WITH EXCREMENT


While Venezuelan security forces have been accused of using excessive force in the past, the upsurge in such allegations has alarmed human rights activists... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 6661

ULTIMATUM ON QATAR IS 'VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS'


Qatari human rights body calls on Doha not to accept a list of demands by four Arab countries... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 90

ALBERTA TRANSGENDER TEACHER FIRED IN 2008 LOSES CASE IN APPEAL COURT


Then the school board applied to the human rights commission to determine if it still had jurisdiction to hear Buterman's complaint... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 203

TANZANIANS CHIDE PRESIDENT MAGUFULI OVER TEENAGE MOTHERS SCHOOL BAN


They are not happy at a presidential declaration that teenage mothers cannot continue their education... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 32

'NOT APPROPRIATE' TO CHALLENGE CHINA OVER MISSING BOOKSELLERS


As this has implications for the security of all Hong Kongers, one would have thought that the chief executive would be more concerned... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 835

EXCLUSIVE: OVERRULING DIPLOMATS, U.S. TO DROP IRAQ, MYANMAR FROM CHILD SOLDIERS' LIST


Human Rights Watch said in January that it had learned that militias had been recruiting child soldiers from one Iraqi refugee camp since last spring... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 9022

NORTH KOREA ACCUSES US OF 'SMEAR CAMPAIGN' OVER STUDENT'S DEATH


US President Donald Trump has slammed the incarceration and eventual death of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier as a total disgrace ... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 0

MASSACRES AND MUTILATIONS IN CONGO HAVE LEFT MORE THAN 3,000 DEAD SINCE OCTOBER, REPORTS SAY


The European Union and United States slapped sanctions on an array of top Congolese government and army officials -- seemingly almost everyone but Kabila himself... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 1789

MEXICAN AUTHORITIES ACCUSED OF FAILURES OVER NOTORIOUS MASS MURDER


Claims leads were not followed in the deaths of five people, including journalist Ruben Espinosa, in a Mexico City apartment... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 238

0616MEXICAN PRESIDENT DEMANDS URGENT PROBE INTO SPYING ON JOURNALISTS AND ACTIVISTS


The Mexican government has put itself in aggressive mode, Mr Loret de Mola said in response to Mr Pena Nieto's comments... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 0

HOMETOWN TURNS OUT TO MOURN LOSS OF STUDENT FREED BY PYONGYANG YEAR AFTER FALLING INTO COMA


Hometown turns out to mourn loss of student freed by Pyongyang year after falling into coma... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 0

U.N. PANEL'S RESOLUTION STRONGLY CONDEMNS ABUSES OF WOMEN BUT U.S. BALKS AT BACKING PART ABOUT REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS


Human Rights Council unanimously adopted a resolution Thursday condemning abuse and discrimination of women, but Washington refused to back one paragraph mentioning access to safe abortions... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 0

AMNESTY URGES PROBE INTO REPORT OF UAE TORTURE IN YEMEN


Rights group calls on UN to investigate AP report that hundreds were arbitrarily detained and tortured in Yemen... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 2485

FUNERAL FOR US COLLEGE STUDENT WHO DIED AFTER NORTH KOREAN DETENTION


He said North Korea's treatment of Mr Warmbier demonstrated a basic disregard for human rights, for human dignity ... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 0

BEATINGS, SHOCKS AND 'THE GRILL': REPORTS ALLEGE TORTURE IN SECRET PRISONS RUN BY UNITED ARAB EMIRATES IN YEMEN


American forces had been yards away from a facility where torture took place, one Yemeni security officer told the news agency... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 187

EGYPT RENEWS DETENTION OF AL JAZEERA'S MAHMOUD HUSSEIN


Furthermore, the network holds the Egyptian authorities responsible for Hussein's safety and well-being, it said... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 70

TED IS COMING TO AFRICA, HERE ARE SOME OF THE SPEAKERS


Gus Casely-Hayford, Historian- Ghana Gus Casely-Hayford, Cultural historian and curator, Gus Casely-Hayford, writes, lectures and broadcasts on African culture... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 188

HRW: UAE BACKS TORTURE AND DISAPPEARANCES IN YEMEN


Rights group says United Arab Emirates forcibly disappears people, operates secret prisons, and backs torture in Yemen... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 137

PHILIPPINE STAR CHARICE ANNOUNCES NEW TRANSGENDER NAME


In 2013, Pempengco came out as a lesbian, which caused controversy in the Philippines, where most Filipinos are Catholic and homosexuality is tolerated but not totally accepted... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 0

MEXICO TO INVESTIGATE SPYING CAMPAIGN AGAINST JOURNALISTS AND ACTIVISTS


The forensic analysts say there is little doubt that the Mexican government, or some rogue actor within it, is behind the surveillance attempts... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 163

VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT SACKS MILITARY TOP BRASS AMID ABUSES


Meanwhile Venezuela faced accusations of human rights abuses, at a meeting of the Organization of American States... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 94

UN ACCUSES RIVALS IN DR CONGO OF FUELLING ETHNIC HATRED


On Tuesday, Zeid accused "various actors" in the conflict of "fuelling ethnic hatred, resulting in extremely grave, widespread and apparently planned attacks against the civilian population in the Kasais."... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 411

EUROPEAN COURT RULES AGAINST RUSSIAN 'GAY PROPAGANDA' LAW


They added that Russian authorities overstepped the margin of appreciation of Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights that guarantees freedom of expression... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 0

RUSSIAN 'GAY PROPAGANDA' LAW RULED DISCRIMINATORY BY EUROPEAN COURT


Russia joined the Council of Europe in 1996, bringing it under the jurisdiction of the human rights court... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 1740

NORTH KOREAN TREATMENT OF WESTERN PRISONERS IS BIZARRE, NOT ALWAYS PHYSICALLY BRUTAL


In most cases, Western prisoners are coveted as political bargaining chips in the North Korean system... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 2243

MEXICO ACCUSED OF SPYING ON JOURNALISTS AND ACTIVISTS USING CELLPHONE MALWARE


The scandal prompted outrage in Mexico, where attacks on the press and activists routinely end in impunity and where six journalists have been murdered in 2017... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 1393

ANALYSIS | EUROPE DIVIDED, CHINA GRATIFIED AS GREECE BLOCKS E.U. STATEMENT OVER HUMAN RIGHTS


The European Union has given no official explanation for its apparent retreat on human rights... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 465

GREECE BLOCKS EU'S CRITICISM AT UN OF CHINA'S HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD


The statement was due to be submitted to the UN's human rights council in Geneva last Thursday... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 2228

MUSLIMS TODAY FACE A DEEP MALAISE. WE MUST CONFRONT IT


It is Saudi Arabia and its rampant Wahhabi religiosity which cripples everything Muslim today... READ MORE

17th June, 2017 1722

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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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

JAPAN PASSES 'BRUTAL' COUNTER-TERROR LAW DESPITE FEARS OVER CIVIL LIBERTIES


The ruling Liberal Democratic party and its junior coalition pushed the bill through the upper house of Japan's parliament as thousands of people protested outside... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 7676

'STAGGERING' CIVILIAN DEATHS FROM U.S.-LED AIR STRIKES IN RAQQA


U.S. diplomat Jason Mack called the Syrian government the primary perpetrator of egregious human rights violations in the country... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 7185

U.S. WARNS IT MAY PULL OUT OF U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS BODY OVER ABUSES, TREATMENT OF ISRAEL


Human Rights Council unless the body ends what Washington calls the whitewashing of dictators' abuses and unfair attacks on Israel... READ MORE

6th June, 2017 5851

BERNIE SANDERS: AMERICA IS 'DRIFTING TOWARD AUTHORITARIANISM'


Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders warned the United States is facing enormously dangerous times and is on a path to authoritarianism and oligarchy... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 5491

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

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

TO TRUMP HUMAN RIGHTS ARE OFTEN A BARRIER TO TRADE


When Mr. Tillerson turned to leave, a reporter asked if he had anything to say about human rights in Saudi Arabia... READ MORE

21st May, 2017 3193

MIRIAM RODRIGUEZ WHO PROBED DAUGHTER'S DEATH IS KILLED


On Twitter, Tamaulipas Governor Francisco Cabeza de Vaca said the government will not allow the death of Miriam Rodriguez to be another statistic ... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 3153

TRUMP TO FACE PROTESTS OVER ROLLBACK OF OBAMA'S CUBA OPENING


Trump is unlikely to undo all U.S.-Cuban ties, as he threatened to do while campaigning last year... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 3065

UAE PRINCESSES ACCUSED OF SERVANT ABUSES


Eight Arab princesses are on trial in Brussels for trafficking and abusing servants during a stay there... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 2908

'STAGGERING' CIVILIAN TOLL IN STRIKES ON IS


UN war crimes investigators say US-led coalition air strikes on Islamic State militants in the Syrian city of Raqqa are causing staggering loss of life ... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 2888

EGYPTS PRESIDENT ENACTS LAW PLACING SEVERE RESTRICTIONS ON AID GROUPS


This is a complete disaster, said Mohamed Zaree, a prominent Egyptian human rights defender... READ MORE

30th May, 2017 2692

MORE THAN 30 DROWN AS HUNDREDS FALL FROM MIGRANT BOAT OFF LIBYA


More than 30 people have drowned after about 200 people fell from an overcrowded migrant boat off the coast of Libya, the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea... READ MORE

25th May, 2017 2409

ANALYSIS | WHAT WE'VE LEARNED ABOUT TRUMP'S AGENDA FROM HIS FIRST FOREIGN TRIP


Indeed, Trump's swing through Saudi Arabia appeared to net Ivanka Trump's proposed Women Entrepreneurs Fund 100 million from Saudi and Emirati benefactors... READ MORE

26th May, 2017 2339


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

UK'S MAY SAYS READY TO CURB HUMAN RIGHTS LAWS TO FIGHT EXTREMISM


In Tuesday's speech, she also called for longer prison sentences for people convicted of terrorist offences, and to make it easier to deport foreign suspected militants... READ MORE

6th June, 2017 1751

U.N. ENVOY URGES NORTH KOREA TO EXPLAIN WHY FREED U.S. MAN IS IN COMA


North Korea is believed to operate political prison camps and foreign nationals have also been detained on political grounds, Ojea Quintana said... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 1660

US WARNS IT MAY LEAVE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL


UN ambassador Nikki Haley said the US was looking carefully at its role on the Human Rights Council... READ MORE

6th June, 2017 1571

CHIBOK GIRLS REUNITED WITH PARENTS AFTER BEING RELEASED BY BOKO HARAM


The Chibok girls released by Boko Haram militants this month are reunited with their parents in the Nigerian capital Abuja... READ MORE

21st May, 2017 1560

'WIDESPREAD' TORTURE BY POLICE IN PAKISTAN CONDEMNED BY UNITED NATIONS


Pakistan, which ratified the Convention against Torture in 2010, presented its first report on the situation in the country this year - four years late... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 1514

LGBT ACTIVISTS DETAINED IN MOSCOW WHILE PETITIONING AGAINST CHECHEN PURGE


Last week Angela Merkel urged Vladimir Putin to investigate what was going on in Chechnya... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 1497

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

CAGE ACTIVIST FACES CHARGES FOR NOT GIVING UP PASSWORDS


Police stop Muhammad Rabbani of campaign group Cage after he landed at London's Heathrow Airport in November... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 1166

DONALD TRUMP EXPECTED TO URGE ARAB LEADERS TO 'DRIVE OUT THE TERRORISTS FROM YOUR PLACES OF WORSHIP'


Creative Commons 8 11 Jared Kushner Mr Kushner is President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a key adviser to the White House... READ MORE

20th May, 2017 1150

RODRIGO DUTERTE JOKES ABOUT RAPE AGAIN


In a second post Ms Clinton wrote Duterte is a murderous thug with no regard for human rights... READ MORE

28th May, 2017 1113


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