Recent News Headlines : Human Rights

AFGHAN TEENAGERS RECRUITED IN IRAN TO FIGHT IN SYRIA GROUP SAYS


Human Rights Watch said it had verified the deaths of eight Afghan boys who died fighting in Syria, where Iran backs the government... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 130

UN TO SEND WAR CRIMES INVESTIGATORS TO YEMEN


Saudi Arabia had for the past two years succeeded in blocking the rights chief's call for an international inquiry... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 1

THOUSANDS ATTEND PRO-CHOICE RALLY IN DUBLIN AHEAD OF ABORTION LAW VOTE


Photo Tom Honan PA WireDemonstrators at The March for Choice in Dublin, a demonstration demanding change to Ireland's strict abortion laws... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 1506

STARS JOIN CALLS FOR BAN ON UK ARMS SALES TO SAUDI ARABIA


Britain has sold almost ?4bn of arms to Saudi Arabia since a coalition led by the kingdom began its bombing campaign in Yemen... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 1151

THOUSANDS DEMAND CHANGE TO ABORTION LAWS DURING DUBLIN RALLY


Tens of thousands of people have marched through Dublin demanding change to Ireland's strict abortion laws... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 0

U.N. TO INVESTIGATE WAR CRIMES IN YEMEN


The U.N. Human Rights Council agreed Friday to send war crimes investigators to Yemen, overcoming resistance from Saudi Arabia, which sought to fend off an... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 7

THOUSANDS EXPECTED AT PRO-CHOICE RALLY IN DUBLIN AHEAD OF ABORTION LAW VOTE


Thousands of people are expected on the streets of Dublin later to call for change to Ireland's strict abortion laws... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 1795

PEOPLE'S DAILY COMMENTS: SAUDI ARABIA'S REMOVAL OF WOMEN'S DRIVING LICENSE BAN IS A LEAP FORWARD - PEOPLE'S DAILY ONLINE


King Salman of Saudi Arabia recently announced that the kingdom finally agreed to let women drive, starting next year... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 0

THOUSANDS EXPECTED AT PRO-CHOICE RALLY IN DUBLIN AHEAD OF ABORTION LAW VOTE


Thousands of people are expected on the streets of Dublin later to call for change to Ireland's strict abortion laws... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 0

TRUMP PLANS TRIP TO ASIA AMID NORTH KOREA CRISIS


Mr. Trump will travel to five Asian nations from Nov. 3-14, including three critical to the crisis over North Korea -- Japan, South Korea and China... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 207

UN AGREES TO SEND WAR CRIMES INVESTIGATORS TO YEMEN


The war in Yemen has killed more than 10,000 people, according to the UN... READ MORE

29th September, 2017 1567

CAMEROON PALM OIL CAMPAIGNER ARRESTED IN CRACKDOWN ON ACTIVISTS


Besingi had rallied the local community against the plantation, one of many to open up recently in the Congo basin, the world's second-largest rainforested area... READ MORE

29th September, 2017 877

'HUMAN RIGHTS NIGHTMARE' IN MYANMAR COULD SPREAD, UN CHIEF WARNS


In particular, we call on all states to immediately suspend military assistance and co-operation with Myanmar... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 1121

NORTH KOREA PRISONER OTTO WARMBIER HAD NO SIGNS OF TORTURE CORONER


On Thursday North Korea accused Trump of exploiting Warmbier's death... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 4809

SANTIAGO MALDONADO: ARGENTINA OBSESSED WITH ACTIVIST'S DISAPPEARANCE


Argentinians fear the government made Santiago Maldonado disappear... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 782

QATAR REBUTS CONCERNS OVER WORLD CUP WORKERS' SAFETY


The organisation said on Wednesday that Qatar must do more to protect construction workers from intense heat and humidity that often reach potentially fatal levels... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 802

SAUDI ENDS 'WORLD RECORD' OF BEING ONLY COUNTRY WHERE WOMEN COULD NOT DRIVE


Despite trying to cultivate a more modern image in recent years, the driving ban had been a longstanding stain on Saudi Arabia's international image... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 4

'I DIDN'T THINK I'D LIVE TO SEE IT'


Women in Saudi Arabia will be permitted to drive for the first time beginning next summer, according to a royal decree issued this week... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 930

CHINA SAYS U.N. SANCTIONS ON NORTH KOREA ALLOWED BUFFER PERIOD FOR COAL, SEAFOOD BAN


China has comprehensively implemented United Nations sanctions on North Korea, a spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 0

CORONER SAYS SHE CANNOT FIND CLEAR EVIDENCE THAT NORTH KOREA DETAINEE OTTO WARMBIER WAS TORTURED BEFORE HE DIED


A student at the University of Virginia, Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years hard labour for his prank but was freed on June 15... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 173

CORBYN SLAMS SAUDI WAR IN YEMEN, ISRAELI OPPRESSION


Devoid of concern for human rights or universal values, it was not the speech of a world leader... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 4364

IN HISTORIC DECISION, SAUDI ARABIA TO ALLOW WOMEN TO DRIVE


He further added that Saudi Arabia will recognise driver's licenses issued to women in other Gulf Cooperation Council countries... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 118

SAUDI ARABIA TO LET WOMEN DRIVE BUT WHAT RIGHTS ARE THEY STILL DENIED?


Human Rights Watch, which monitors the restrictions on women in Saudi Arabia, says the guardianship system prevents women from the following rights... READ MORE

27th September, 2017 158

'HISTORIC AND BIG DAY': SAUDI ARABIA TO END BAN ON WOMEN DRIVING


Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive for the first time... READ MORE

27th September, 2017 6623

SAUDI ARABIA TO LIFT BAN ON WOMEN DRIVING, ENDING GLOBAL ISOLATION


About 80 percent of Uber's rides in Saudi Arabia are for women, Uber said in a statement... READ MORE

27th September, 2017 2716

SAUDI WOMEN DRIVING BAN LIFTED: EUPHORIA AND SARCASM


However, reactions from around the world pointed out that Saudi Arabia's new decree was not as progressive as the kingdom hoped it would be received... READ MORE

27th September, 2017 6086

SAUDI ARABIA WOMEN STILL CAN'T DO THESE 6 THINGS


Saudi women got the right to drive, but here are 6 things they still cant do... READ MORE

27th September, 2017 4345

HERE'S HOW WOMEN IN SAUDI ARABIA REACTED TO NEWS THAT THEY'LL FINALLY BE ALLOWED TO DRIVE


Aziza Yousef drives a car on a highway in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 2014 as part of a campaign to defy Saudi Arabia's ban on female drivers... READ MORE

27th September, 2017 1439

BANGLADESH PLANS SEPARATE SHELTERS FOR 6,000 UNATTENDED ROHINGYA KIDS


ARSA is a Rohingya insurgent group whose attacks on police posts on Aug. 25 led to massive retaliation by Myanmar's army... READ MORE

27th September, 2017 1

SAUDI ARABIA NEXT SUMMER TO BECOME LAST NATION TO LET WOMEN DRIVE FOR FIRST TIME


Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced that women will be allowed to drive for the first time in the ultra-conservative kingdom next summer, fulfilling a key de... READ MORE

27th September, 2017 12

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

BRUSSELS AIRPORT DEPORTS DANISH WOMAN WEARING NIQAB


A Danish citizen coming from Tunis refused to take off her niqab at our border... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 44999

TUNISIAN WOMEN FREE TO MARRY NON-MUSLIMS


Tunisia, which is 99 percent Muslim, is viewed as one of the most progressive Arab countries in terms of women's rights... READ MORE

15th September, 2017 29829

EAST SIDE MARIO'S WAITRESS CALLS DEMAND SHE WEAR A BRA AT WORK 'SEXIST'


A waitress at East Side Mario's in Timmins, Ont., claims her female manager unfairly demanded she wear a bra at work... READ MORE

9th September, 2017 27331

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

TUNISIA LIFTS BAN ON MUSLIM WOMEN MARRYING NON-MUSLIMS


Inheritance inequality Tunisia is viewed as being ahead of most Arab countries on women's rights, but there is still discrimination, particularly in matters of inheritance... READ MORE

14th September, 2017 14612

CATALONIAN GOVERNMENT 'DE FACTO' SUSPENDED BY SPAIN, PRESIDENT OF REGION SAYS


The referendum has been declared illegal by Spain's constitutional court in Madrid and denounced by the ruling right-wing Partido Popular government... READ MORE

20th September, 2017 6643

PORTUGUESE CHILDREN TO CROWDFUND EUROPEAN CLIMATE CHANGE CASE


Some experts have blamed the increase in forest fires in Europe on climate change... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 5726

'TEXTBOOK EXAMPLE OF ETHNIC CLEANSING': 370,000 ROHINGYAS FLOOD BANGLADESH AS CRISIS WORSENS


But with Suu Kyi's continued reluctance to speak out on the Rohingya's plight and the ensuing human rights crisis, her star has begun to dim... READ MORE

12th September, 2017 5239

'ME FIRST' SPEECH ABANDONS TRUMAN'S 'SECURITY FOR ALL'


In his private life, it's me first. In his foreign policy, it's America First. Trump abjured any desire to address human rights abuses abroad... READ MORE

20th September, 2017 4848

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

'THOUSANDS OF WOMEN RAPED AND ASSAULTED' IN SOUTH SUDAN


OPINION The world has abandoned South Sudanese refugees But rights groups say they have documented widespread sexual violence in South Sudan... READ MORE

18th September, 2017 3951

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

TRUMP SLAPS TRAVEL BAN ON CHAD, NORTH KOREA, VENEZUELA


The Trump administration has now taken steps to make its Muslim ban targeting Iranians and other nationals permanent, NIAC said in statement... READ MORE

25th September, 2017 2969

AZERBAIJAN REVELATIONS SPARK 'GREAT CONCERN' AT COUNCIL OF EUROPE


Andres Herkel, an MP from Estonia - through which the Azerbaijani cash was routed - said Pace's credibility had been damaged by the allegations... READ MORE

6th September, 2017 2438

HRW: SAUDI-LED AIR STRIKES IN YEMEN ARE 'WAR CRIMES'


Human Rights Watch has accused the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen of committing war crimes, saying its air strikes killed 39 civilians including 26 children in two months... READ MORE

12th September, 2017 2351


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

EGYPT BLOCKS HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH WEBSITE


Human Rights Watch report claims Egyptian authorities used arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances and torture... READ MORE

8th September, 2017 1718

SAUDI ARABIA TO ALLOW WOMEN TO DRIVE IN HISTORIC DECISION


Ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia has some of the world's tightest restrictions on women, despite ambitious government reforms aimed at boosting female employment... READ MORE

27th September, 2017 1622

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

HAVE YOU BEEN AFFECTED BY MENTAL HEALTH AND REFUSED PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENTS?


In August 2017, the United Nations denounced the British government for failing to protect disabled peoples' rights... READ MORE

13th September, 2017 1266

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

THOUSANDS MARCH FOR MISSING ACTIVIST SANTIAGO MALDONADO


En la Plaza 9 de Julio de Posadas exigiremos la aparicion con vida de Santiago Maldonado... READ MORE

2nd September, 2017 1103

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

'SUCH POLITICAL VIOLENCE NOT SEEN ANYWHERE IN WORLD'


Asking human rights organisations to report such political violence, Shah said development cannot take place in Bengal under such circumstances... READ MORE

14th September, 2017 957


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