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UK ACCUSED OF DOING CHINA'S BIDDING AFTER POLICE RAID HOME OF TIANANMEN SQUARE SURVIVOR OVER PEACEFUL PROTEST


Dr Jiang, traumatised after witnessing seeing Chinese soldiers shoot fellow unarmed protesters at Tiananmen Square in 1989, was re-arrested in 1995 before fleeing China in 2003... READ MORE

22nd October, 2015 9144

INDIAN WOMEN DIE AFTER MASS STERILISATION AT GOVERNMENT-RUN CAMP


That decade saw aggressive sterilisation campaigns which have stigmatised family planning ever since... READ MORE

11th November, 2014 5524

4 CARTOONS THAT SUM UP THE ABSURDITY OF SAUDI ARABIA LEADING A UN HUMAN RIGHTS PANEL


Cartoons taunting Saudi Arabia's membership of the United Nations human rights council have gone viral on social media after the kingdom executed 47 people in one day... READ MORE

3rd January, 2016 3618

'LADY SOS': THE WOMAN SAVING SYRIAN REFUGEES AT SEA


Muslims and refugees are being scapegoated and alienated as attacks claimed by ISIL rise, Human Rights Watch says... READ MORE

28th February, 2016 3162

LOOMING CRUCIFIXION SPARKS GLOBAL CALLS TO SPARE LIFE OF YOUNG SAUDI ALI MOHAMMED AL-NIMR


Many Western countries, including the United States and Australia, have diplomatic and trading ties with Saudi Arabia... READ MORE

24th September, 2015 1864

GOVERNMENT URGED TO REVEAL ITS ROLE IN GETTING SAUDI ARABIA A UN HUMAN RIGHTS ROLE


Exclusive UK Government urged to reveal its role in getting Saudi Arabia onto UN Human Rights Council... READ MORE

4th January, 2016 1853

PALU JOURNAL A CITY TURNS TO FACE INDONESIAS MURDEROUS PAST


Mastura signed a local regulation officially recognizing human rights abuse victims in the city... READ MORE

12th July, 2015 1147

THIS RANT COMPARING IDS AND CHINA WAS TOO MUCH FOR EVEN THE QUESTION TIME AUDIENCE


I just wonder how the Conservative government can scrutinise China for their human rights violations when they are being investigated themselves he said... READ MORE

23rd October, 2015 1059

PUTIN SIGNS LAW ALLOWING RUSSIA TO OVERTURN RULINGS OF INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS COURTS


MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin has signed a law allowing Russia's Constitutional Court to decide whether or not to implement rulings of international human rights courts... READ MORE

15th December, 2015 1030

WHY IS IT LEFT TO US NGOS TO EXPOSE AUSTRALIAN MINING'S WRONGDOING IN AFRICA?


The economy of Eritrea has experienced considerable growth in recent years, explains the website for Australian mining company Danakali... READ MORE

27th July, 2015 915

FIVE HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSERS BACKED BY THE U.S. WHOM YOU NEVER HEARD OF


More than 30 were killed, mostly at the hands of Bahraini security forces, and hundreds more were wounded, according to human rights groups... READ MORE

8th September, 2015 909

SAUDI ARABIA CARRYING OUT 'UNPRECEDENTED WAVE' OF EXECUTIONS


There's a lot of speculation, says Adam Coogle, who monitors Saudi Arabia's use of the death penalty, for Human Rights Watch... READ MORE

4th December, 2015 887

U.S. BLOCKS SOME ANTI-DRUG FUNDS FOR MEXICO OVER HUMAN RIGHTS CONCERNS


State Department has decided that Mexico failed to reach some human rights goals triggering a cutoff of millions of dollars in aid... READ MORE

18th October, 2015 878

NOT BEING TORTURED ISN'T THE ONLY HUMAN RIGHT WE TAKE FOR GRANTED


A day does not go by without news reports of grave human rights abuses in countries across all regions of the world... READ MORE

10th December, 2014 860

SENIOR UN OFFICIAL CASTIGATES WORLD BANK OVER ITS APPROACH TO HUMAN RIGHTS


For decades, the World Bank has argued that human rights and development are mutually reinforcing... READ MORE

22nd October, 2015 858

AI WEIWEI ACCUSES CAMERON OF SACRIFICING BRITAIN'S VALUES BY PURSUING CHINA'S MONEY


Ai Weiwei accuses David Cameron of sacrificing UK's human rights record for Chinese cash... READ MORE

21st October, 2015 779

RUSSELL BRAND DESCRIBES ONE-MINUTE'S SILENCE FOR TUNISIA VICTIMS AS 'ABSOLUTE BULL****'


Russell Brand describes one-minute's silence for Tunisia victims as 'absolute bull '... READ MORE

2nd July, 2015 577


Related Stories Torture is still rife in Mexico and is routinely used to extract confessions, according to a new report by human rights organisation Amnesty International... READ MORE

5th September, 2014 554

WHAT THE WORLD IS SAYING ABOUT THE CIA TORTURE REPORT


But the Obama administration, having formally banned torture, hasn't lifted a finger to punish those guilty for these egregious human rights abuses... READ MORE

10th December, 2014 538

WOMEN IN INDONESIA SUBJECTED TO PAINFUL 'VIRGINITY TESTS' TO JOIN POLICE FORCE


The Government in Indonesia is subjecting female recruits for its national police to painful and traumatic virginity tests, a human rights watchdog has found... READ MORE

19th November, 2014 531

DAVID CAMERON DISMISSES RISK OF RIFT WITH US OVER CHINA


Amnesty International has also promised demonstrations in London over China's human rights record... READ MORE

19th October, 2015 523

UN LASHES AUSTRALIAN 'CONTEMPT AND HOSTILITY' TOWARD ASYLUM SEEKERS


"Too often, governments try to avoid their legal obligations to refugees and victims of human trafficking by characterising them all as 'migrants', labelling victims of abuse as 'illegal'," it says... READ MORE

15th June, 2015 497

PHILIPPINES TAKES UP COMPLAINT OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BY OIL FIRMS


Activists called the complaint one of a first wave of legal challenges seeking redress for human right violations from climate change... READ MORE

4th December, 2015 446

CHINA'S HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD - IN 60 SECONDS


Dozens of people are believed to remain in prison 20 years after the crackdown on the 1989 pro-democracy movement and independent trade unions remain illegal... READ MORE

19th October, 2015 437

U.N. CRITICIZES CZECH DETENTIONS AND STRIP-SEARCHES OF REFUGEES


The criticism follows reports by the Czech public human rights officer and multiple independent lawyers and non-governmental organizations working with refugees... READ MORE

22nd October, 2015 432

DAVID CAMERON I LL FIX HUMAN RIGHTS MESS


Prime minister David Cameron has vowed to put right the complete mess of Britain's human rights laws on the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta... READ MORE

15th June, 2015 417

ABORTION REFERENDUM ENDORSED BY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION


These include the UN's Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights CESCR and the UN's powerful Human Rights Committee... READ MORE

1st October, 2015 373

HASSAN ROUHANI URGED TO FOLLOW NUCLEAR DEAL SUCCESS WITH HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRESS


Bolstered domestically by the nuclear deal, Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani, is now being urged to shift his attention to human rights... READ MORE

23rd July, 2015 314

FROM ADDIS ABABA TO CALAIS, ONE WOMAN'S STORY


In her homeland she was a human rights activist advocating for the rights of women... READ MORE

4th August, 2015 307

KERRY TIES UZBEKISTANS HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD TO COOPERATION ON MANY FRONTS


Sanctions imposed in 2004 over human rights abuses were waived by the White House that year in recognition of Uzbekistan's supporting role in the war in Afghanistan... READ MORE

1st November, 2015 266


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