Recent News Headlines : Human Rights

HOUTHIS DETAIN SALEH LOYALISTS AS YEMENI CAPITAL GETS BACK TO BUSINESS


A video posted by Ansar Allah media centre, a Houthi mouthpiece, showed dozens of detained Saleh loyalist fighters... READ MORE

6th December, 2017 20

POSSIBLE 'ELEMENTS OF GENOCIDE' IN MYANMAR


But in his address to Tuesday's special council session, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein went even further... READ MORE

5th December, 2017 0

UN 'CANNOT RULE OUT ROHINGYA GENOCIDE'


The United Nations human rights chief has said an act of genocide against Rohingya Muslims by state forces in Myanmar cannot be ruled out... READ MORE

5th December, 2017 510

POSSIBLE 'ELEMENTS OF GENOCIDE' IN MYANMAR


The UN rights chief called Tuesday for a fresh international investigation into Myanmar's abuses against its Rohingya Muslim minority, warning of possible elements of genocide ... READ MORE

5th December, 2017 0

POSSIBLE 'ELEMENTS OF GENOCIDE' IN MYANMAR


Possible 'elements of genocide' in Myanmar UN rights chief... READ MORE

5th December, 2017 0

POSSIBLE 'ELEMENTS OF GENOCIDE' IN MYANMAR


The UN rights chief called Tuesday for a fresh international investigation into Myanmar's abuses against its Rohingya Muslim minority, warning of possible elements of genocide ... READ MORE

5th December, 2017 0

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN YEMEN? THE WAR AND HUMANITARIAN CRISIS EXPLAINED


Unlike Syria's porous land borders, refugee flows from Yemen have been prevented by geography and a sealed border with Saudi Arabia to the country's north... READ MORE

5th December, 2017 0

SECRET BEHIND JAPAN'S FESTIVE FLOWER POWER


Moment US stadium demolition fails Jump to media player Detroit's Pontiac Silverdome stadium is still standing after Sunday's planned demolition didn't go to plan... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 13

HONDURAS TROOPS SHOOT DEAD TEENAGE GIRL AMID ELECTION CRISIS PROTESTS


Kimberly Dayana Fonseca, 19, shot dead in Tegucigalpa early on Saturday as government imposes 10-day curfew as protesters claim election fraud... READ MORE

3rd December, 2017 5238

QUEBEC COURT SUSPENDS PART OF CONTENTIOUS FACE VEIL BAN


A Canadian court has suspended part of a controversial law that bans face coverings in the province of Quebec... READ MORE

2nd December, 2017 2369

WHY THE UN IS INVESTIGATING EXTREME POVERTY A IN AMERICA, THE WORLD'S RICHEST NATION


At the heart of Philip Alstons special mission will be one question can Americans enjoy fundamental human rights if theyre unable to meet basic living standards?... READ MORE

2nd December, 2017 121364

U.N. COUNCIL TO MEET ON NORTH KOREA RIGHTS ABUSES, NUCLEAR PROGRAM IN DECEMBER


Last year, the United States angered North Korea by blacklisting its leader Kim Jong Un for human rights abuses... READ MORE

2nd December, 2017 399

BELGIAN PRINCE SAYS PROPOSED PAY CUT WOULD BREACH HIS HUMAN RIGHTS


Laurent was given a final warning last December after he went on an unauthorised visit to see the prime minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe... READ MORE

1st December, 2017 2182

SAUDI WOMEN SCHOLARS CALL OUT PRINCE'S REFORM AGENDA


Saudi Arabia urgently needs to reform laws that treat women as second-class citizens in comparison to men... READ MORE

30th November, 2017 1499

ARGENTINA SENTENCES DICTATORSHIP-ERA 'ANGEL OF DEATH' TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR TORTURE CENTER ATROCITIES


Sentences were also read against 53 other people in the largest trial of its kind in Argentina's history... READ MORE

30th November, 2017 1

U.N. PANEL SEEKS RARE REPORT FROM MYANMAR REGIME ON RAPES AND SLAYINGS OF ROHINGYA WOMEN


A United Nations women's rights panel called on Myanmar on Tuesday to report within six months on rapes and sexual violence against Rohingya women and girl... READ MORE

29th November, 2017 28

N KOREANS SENT HOME DESPITE FATHER'S PLEA


The arrests came amid a crackdown by China on North Korean defectors... READ MORE

28th November, 2017 261

UN CONSIDERS SANCTIONS TO FIGHT LIBYA SLAVE TRADE


Slavery and human trafficking have been present in Libya for years... READ MORE

28th November, 2017 7531

MALE RAPE USED SYSTEMATICALLY IN LIBYA AS INSTRUMENT OF WAR


In identifying responsible individuals and entities for trafficking through Libyan territory, Delattre said... READ MORE

28th November, 2017 1715

IVANKA TRUMP LOBBIES FOR WOMEN IN INDIA, DRAWS HEAT BACK HOME


Ivanka Trump, however, is at odds with herA father on many issues ranging fromA climate change toA support for LGBTQ Americans... READ MORE

28th November, 2017 1148

ROHINGYA RETURN TO MYANMAR 'PUTS THEM IN TIGER'S GRASP'


Bangladesh's main opposition party criticised the government for selling itself to the Myanmar government in order to get an agreement to remove the Rohingya... READ MORE

28th November, 2017 334

AMNESTY: SHELL INVOLVED IN NIGERIA ABUSES IN 1990S


Amnesty International has obtained internal documents pointing to complicity by Royal Dutch Shell in crimes committed by the Nigerian military during the 1990s... READ MORE

28th November, 2017 1019

CHINA JAILS TAIWAN ACTIVIST LEE MING-CHE FOR 'SUBVERSION'


The case first caused a stir in March when the democracy and human rights activist mysteriously disappeared while travelling in mainland China... READ MORE

28th November, 2017 397

CHINA SENTENCES TAIWANESE ACTIVIST IN SUBVERSION CASE


China Sentences Taiwanese Human Rights Activist in Subversion Case... READ MORE

28th November, 2017 501

INTERNET RESTRICTION IN CAMEROON'S ANGLOPHONE REGION HITTING 60-DAY MARK


The internet cut in Cameroon's restive Anglophone regions is entering the 60th day according to activists tracking the shutdown... READ MORE

27th November, 2017 37

ANGER OVER GREEK PLAN TO SELL WEAPONS TO SAUDI ARABIA


Greece plans to sell 66m euros worth of surplus bombs and missiles to Saudi Arabia amid ongoing war in Yemen... READ MORE

27th November, 2017 2024

POPE FACES TIGHTROPE ACT IN MYANMAR AMID ROHINGYA CRISIS


Pope Francis has arrived in Myanmar as the country grapples with the Rohingya crisis... READ MORE

27th November, 2017 72

THIS COLLEGE STUDENT IS NOW A SYMBOL OF RESISTANCE IN ZIMBABWE


Hanzi is the executive director of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, a non-profit that is supporting both Mawarire and O'Donovan in their legal battles... READ MORE

26th November, 2017 608

EU BLASTS RUSSIA'S 'FOREIGN AGENT' MEDIA LAW AS 'THREAT TO FREE AND INDEPENDENT MEDIA'


The Russian law classing international media organizations operating in the country as foreign agents is a threat to free and independent media, the Eu... READ MORE

26th November, 2017 12

ZIMBABWEAN MINISTER DESCRIBES RAID DURING MILITARY TAKEOVER


FILE PHOTO President Robert Mugabe listens to his wife Grace Mugabe at a rally of his ruling ZANU PF party in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 8, 2017... READ MORE

26th November, 2017 64

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

28th September, 2016 229919

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

FIRST HIJAB-WEARING BARBIE BASED ON IBTIHAJ MUHAMMAD


Barbie will release its first hijab-wearing character in 2018, a doll based on the Olympian fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad... READ MORE

14th November, 2017 11890

DUTCH POLICE OFFICER 'MAY WEAR HEADSCARF WITH UNIFORM'


Dutch Human Rights Commission rules that Sarah Izat should be allowed to wear a headscarf with her uniform... READ MORE

20th November, 2017 9821

TRUMP LAUDS GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH DUTERTE IN MANILA


Since taking office, Mr. Duterte has pivoted away from the United States, a longtime treaty ally, and toward China... READ MORE

14th November, 2017 8675

ROHINGYA WERE RAPED SYSTEMATICALLY BY MYANMAR'S MILITARY, REPORT SAYS


Human Rights Watch found that the raping of Rohingya Muslim women and girls was even more widespread than earlier suspected... READ MORE

16th November, 2017 5729

LIBYA SLAVE AUCTIONS MAY BE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY


UN chief Libya slave auctions may be crimes against humanity... READ MORE

22nd November, 2017 5078

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

MORE THAN 60 ARRESTED AS EGYPT CRACKS DOWN ON GAY COMMUNITY


Hussein Malla AP The sweeps have unfolded as international human rights activists have denounced the Egyptian government and urged an end to the arrests... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 3785

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

TRUMP HAS 'GREAT RELATIONSHIP' WITH DUTERTE


US President Donald Trump said he has a great relationship with Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte, after a highly anticipated meeting in Manila... READ MORE

13th November, 2017 3714

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

AFTER 37 YEARS, RULE OF ZIMBABWE'S ROBERT MUGABE APPEARS TO BE ENDING


There had been questions over whether first lady Grace Mugabe had left Zimbabwe... READ MORE

16th November, 2017 2967

'WE ARE GOING TO KILL YOU'


'We are going to kill you' Villagers in Burma recount violence by Rohingya Muslim militants... READ MORE

14th November, 2017 2930

VIETNAMESE MUSICIAN AND ACTIVIST EVICTED AFTER TRUMP PROTEST


Mai Khoi and her husband told to leave their Hanoi apartment after she held up 'Piss on you Trump' sign at US president's motorcade earlier... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 2694

POLITICAL CLASHES IN KENYA LEAVE SEVERAL DEAD


The police fired water cannons and tear gas as Mr. Odinga's convoy made its way to Upper Hill in central Nairobi where he addressed supporters... READ MORE

18th November, 2017 2560

DUTERTE, PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT, BOASTS HE KILLED SOMEONE AS A TEENAGER


Mr. Duterte is set to meet with President Trump on Sunday in Manila, part of the American president's 12-day tour to several Asian nations... READ MORE

10th November, 2017 2546

ANALYSIS | THERE'S A RISING GLOBAL TIDE OF CRACKDOWNS ON LGBT COMMUNITIES


In countries where homosexuality is taboo and driven underground, such comments may be the first thing a person has heard in public about LGBT people... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 2065

GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION MUST BE GENDER EQUAL


For women, fighting for justice - including climate justice - can be downright dangerous... READ MORE

15th November, 2017 2060

TRUDEAU SAYS HE HAD 'FIRM AND FRANK' TALK WITH PHILIPPINES' DUTERTE ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES


Canada is not blemish-free when it comes to issues of human rights, trudeau said... READ MORE

14th November, 2017 2046

ERITREAN DIASPORA STAGES PROTEST IN THE SWEDISH CAPITAL


'Interference in people's personal choices' They held posters of the imprisoned Mohammednur and various Eritrean prisoners of conscience... READ MORE

18th November, 2017 1996

TRUMP SKIPS EAST ASIA SUMMIT PLENARY, BUT SAYS TRIP WAS A SUCCESS


Trump left for home from the Philippines after a lunch with the other leaders, as meetings were running about two hours behind schedule... READ MORE

14th November, 2017 1977


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

DUTERTE WARMS TO TRUMP BUT KEEPS HIS FOCUS ON CHINA


Days before Mr. Trump was elected, Mr. Duterte named Mr. Antonio an envoy to the United States for trade, investment and economic affairs... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 1830

UN HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEF TELLS TURNBULL GOVERNMENT TO RESTORE SERVICES TO MANUS IMMEDIATELY


He called on the Australian Government to restore services immediately... READ MORE

4th November, 2017 1589

'WE TRIED TO MAKE IT FUN'


Their eldest child was also present when Coleman was sexually assaulted by two guards... READ MORE

21st November, 2017 1513

'BREACH OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS'


'Breach of fundamental rights and freedoms' Two Ankara-based LGBT associations slammed the arbitrary ban in a statement late Sunday, saying it violates domestic and international laws... READ MORE

20th November, 2017 1439

HRW: ISRAELI BANKS COMPLICIT IN SETTLEMENT EXPANSION


A report by Human Rights Watch HRW released on Wednesday says no Israeli law requires the banks to provide such services for the settlements... READ MORE

13th September, 2017 1427

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


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