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‘Endemic’ sexual violence surging in South Sudan: UN human rights office

A surge in sexual violence in South Sudan’s Unity state targeting victims as young as eight years old, has prompted a call from the UN human rights o...

‘Endemic’ sexual violence surging in South Sudan: UN human rights office

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North Koreans trapped in ‘vicious cycle of deprivation, corruption, repression’ and endemic bribery: UN human rights office Bribery is the main way people in North Korea get food, healthcare, shelter and work, a new UN human rights office report said on Tuesday....
18:12, 2019-05-28

‘Milestone agreement’ paves the way for new UN Human Rights Office in Sudan “With this milestone agreement, we are poised to accompany Sudan through an important moment in its history” – the words of UN human rights chief Mic...
23:04, 2019-09-25

South Sudan: UN rights experts see little headway on peace deal amid spike in local-level violence A United Nations expert group looking at human rights in South Sudan said on Friday that it is “deeply concerned” that, although the overall armed co...
18:24, 2019-08-23

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Eye health, UN’s financial crisis, progress in Mali and South Sudan, human rights in Australia Tuesday’s top stories: Global need for eye care is set to increase ‘dramatically’; work and reforms of the UN ‘at risk’; progress on Mali security; S...
23:04, 2019-10-08

Thursday’s Daily Brief: impact of bad working conditions, Syria and Libya humanitarian news, human rights in Bahrain, families reunified in South Sudan Thursday’s top news include: a new report on the dangerous impact of stressful working conditions; the need to decongest Al Hol camp in Syria; a US$2...
22:00, 2019-04-18

Friday's Daily Brief: Afghan mosque killings, Syrians flee violence, South Sudan floods, Ukraine human trafficking, anti-Semitism on the rise A recap of Friday's main stories: Afghanistan mosque killings condemned by UN chief, Syrian civilians flee violence, thousands affected by flooding i...
23:20, 2019-10-18

Friday's Daily Brief: Afghan mosque killings, Syrians flee violence, South Sudan floods, Ukraine human trafficking, antisemitism rises, Guterres on Mozambique poll A recap of Friday's main stories: Afghanistan mosque killings condemned by UN chief, Syrian civilians flee violence, thousands affected by flooding i...
22:40, 2019-11-08

Friday's Daily Brief: Afghan mosque killings, Syrians flee violence, South Sudan floods, Ukraine human trafficking, anti-Semitism rises, Guterres on Mozambique poll A recap of Friday's main stories: Afghanistan mosque killings condemned by UN chief, Syrian civilians flee violence, thousands affected by flooding i...
20:16, 2019-10-19

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Libya ‘war crime’ attack, Sudan, Myanmar rights violations continue, ‘xenophobia’ in Assam, South Sudan update In the news this Wednesday: “Outraged” Guterres demands independent inquiry into fatal Libya migrant centre airstrike; Violence and broken promises i...
21:36, 2019-07-03

Friday’s Daily Brief: Education in Africa, Sudan flash-floods, WHO on Ebola, spike in South Sudan violence, Rwanda, Uganda move to normalize relations A recap of Friday’s stories: Education under fire in Central and Western Africa; Sudan flash-floods wreak havoc; Ebola outbreak spreads, albeit with ...
21:44, 2019-08-23

Rights group warns of use of violence during Sudan rallies CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International says Sudanese authorities must guarantee the safety of protesters ahead of planned mass rallies and following a de...
17:48, 2019-06-28

UN human rights expert condemns attacks on Sudan protesters CAIRO (AP) — A U.N. human rights expert has condemned attacks on Sudanese protesters that left six killed, including an army officer, earlier this we...
17:36, 2019-05-17

Venezuela, Poland and Sudan amongst 14 new Human Rights Council members 14 new members were elected to the Human Rights Council on Thursday, following a secret ballot held in the General Assembly Hall in New York....
19:44, 2019-10-17

Friday’s Daily Brief: violence in DR Congo, protester deaths in Iraq, human rights in Colombia, climate change conference, ‘high human cost’ of Ecuador unrest A recap of Friday’s stories in brief: attacks on communities in an Ebola outbreak hotspot in eastern DRC sparks a humanitarian crisis; Guterres expre...
21:44, 2019-11-29

Accountability in Sudan ‘crucial’ to avoid ‘further bloodshed’, says UN rights office Now in its fifth day, a crackdown by the military authorities in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, with dozens reported killed, has prompted a “grave...
18:40, 2019-06-07

Friday’s Daily Brief: human rights in Sudan, sombre anniversaries for Rwanda and Nigeria, and fears of ‘chaos’ in Libya Top news on Friday included: a call for respect for human rights in Sudan’s protests; the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwand...
22:32, 2019-04-12

UN Mission, community leaders, condemn South Sudan violence which left two dead at camp Community leaders issued an apology on Monday after rioting on 21 November by “drunken youth” within a UN Protection of Civilians site run by UNMISS ...
18:48, 2019-11-25

Lebanon: UN rights office called for de-escalation of protest violence What had been largely peaceful demonstrations against Lebanon’s Government in the capital Beirut grew increasingly violent over the weekend, sparking...
18:48, 2020-01-21

Lebanon: UN rights office calls for de-escalation of protest violence What had been largely peaceful demonstrations against Lebanon’s Government in the capital Beirut grew increasingly violent over the weekend, sparking...
19:12, 2020-01-21

Venezuela allows UN human rights chief Bachelet to set up office The UN human rights chief plans to set up an office in Venezuela to monitor the ongoing humanitarian crisis there. Michelle Bachelet said the dire si...
12:20, 2019-06-22

New citizenship law in India ‘fundamentally discriminatory’: UN human rights office A new law in India which expedites citizenship for certain religious minorities has been criticized by the UN human rights office for being “fundamen...
20:12, 2019-12-13

U.S. senate passes bill to support human rights in violence-wracked Hong Kong The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act was passed by voice vote. It now goes to the House, which has already passed similar legislation....
06:56, 2019-11-20

Iran protests: Live ammunition reportedly used, says UN human rights office Reports indicating that dozens of people have been killed in continuing protests across Iran – some by live ammunition - are of deep concern, the Off...
16:56, 2019-11-19

UN Human Rights Council stands firm on LGBTI violence, Syria detainees and Philippines ‘war on drugs’ The 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council ended on Friday with measures taken to address worrying developments in Eritrea, Syria an...
01:28, 2019-07-13

UN human rights office urges Egypt to immediately release detained protestors Authorities in Egypt are being urged by the UN human rights office, OHCHR, to immediately release scores of citizens who have been arrested in connec...
19:24, 2019-10-18

Monday’s Daily Brief: Colombia marches, major mine action summit, violence against women a barrier to peace, South Sudan update A recap of Monday’s stories in brief: Guterres holds “focused and frank” informal talks over Cyprus, responds to Colombia protests; Violence targetin...
23:08, 2019-11-25

Intensified Al Qaeda and ISIL activity in Yemen ‘deeply worrying’, says UN Human Rights Office Armed groups affiliated with the Al Qaeda and ISIL terror groups, appear to have intensified their activities in Yemen, Ravina Shamdasani, a spokespe...
23:32, 2019-08-06

United States: UN human rights office welcomes California moratorium on death penalty The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has welcomed the signing of an executive order by the Governor of California, in the United States, to impose a mo...
10:40, 2019-04-09

Venezuela: UN human rights office calls for ‘maximum restraint’ by authorities in face of new demonstrations With another day of mass protests taking place across Venezuela, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday it was “extremely worried by re...
22:44, 2019-05-01

Children of ISIL terrorists likely held in ‘secret detention facilities’, UN human rights office warns In Syria, it is suspected that children whose fathers fought for terrorist group ISIL are being held in unidentified “settlements” and “secret detent...
19:36, 2019-05-21

Migrants, asylum seekers detained in Hungary ‘deliberately deprived of food’: UN human rights office The UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Friday it was alarmed by reports that migrants and asylum seekers who are being held in Hungarian detentio...
17:04, 2019-05-03

Friday’s Daily Brief: UN chief meets cyclone survivors in Mozambique, Human Rights Council investigates Philippines state violence, UN weather agency tracks Arctic fires In today’s Daily Brief: UN chief António Guterres condemns airstrikes on Syrian hospitals and meets survivors of Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambi...
23:48, 2019-07-12

‘Unique opportunity’ to resolve border dispute between Sudan, South Sudan Sudan and neighbouring South Sudan “have never been closer” to reaching a sustainable peace with each other, and their own internal armed opposition ...
20:32, 2019-10-24

Friday’s Daily Brief : Sudan and South Sudan, Ebola, ECOSOC elections, risks of 5G tech This Friday, we cover: Ebola in central Africa still not declared an international emergency, by the World Health Organization; looming famine in Sou...
21:44, 2019-06-14

Gains by Abyei interim force can help advance resolution of border issues between Sudan and South Sudan, UN peacekeeping chief says The United Nations security force for Abyei remains essential to stability in the border regions between Sudan and South Sudan, the UN peacekeeping c...
01:12, 2019-05-01

Sudan military committed to ‘ensuring stability’ and ‘peaceful transition’ says senior diplomat, as UN rights chief appeals for protesters’ rights to be upheld Sudan’s military has an “overarching duty” to refrain from using violence against protesters and ensure that their human rights are protected amid co...
18:28, 2019-04-12

Can Sudan and South Sudan find friendship? Their previous relationship was dominated by civil war and violence. But the fall of Sudan's long-term ruler Omar al-Bashir is changing the country's...
15:56, 2019-11-15

UN Human Rights chief urges Venezuela to halt grave rights violations The Venezuelan authorities should take immediate steps to halt widespread rights violations being perpetrated against the country’s people and work t...
21:32, 2019-07-04

'Human rights before mining rights': German villagers take on coal firm Residents say they will not be ousted by energy firm seeking to expand the Garzweiler mineA group of villagers living on the edge of one of Germany’s...
18:28, 2019-09-30

Human Rights Watch accuses Nigeria of abusing children's rights The NGO's latest report says the Nigerian military continues to detain thousands of children in "inhuman conditions" Allegedly, the minors collaborat...
12:00, 2019-09-10

'Human rights before mining rights': German villagers take on coal giant Residents say they will not be ousted by energy firm seeking to expand the Garzweiler mineA group of villagers living on the edge of one of Germany’s...
16:52, 2019-09-30

Should animals with human genes or organs be given human rights? Gene-edited pigs and brain implants are blurring the lines of what it means to be human, so our morals and laws may need to change to include beings ...
17:36, 2020-02-18

Germany calls for 'immediate' end to Sudan violence Violence in Sudan "cannot be justified," the German Foreign Ministry said after the military killed numerous peaceful protesters in Khartoum. The UN ...
11:24, 2019-06-04

African Union suspends Sudan over violence against protesters Expulsion heaps pressure on military rulers to establish civilian-led transitional authoritySudan has been suspended from the African Union (AU) amid...
19:56, 2019-06-06

Fears of violence as Sudan gets ready for 'million man' march Generals urged not to hurt protesters who plan to pour on to streets of KhartoumKhartoum is bracing itself for a mass protest against Sudan’s ruling ...
12:36, 2019-06-30

US briefing: Trump in Britain, Jared Kushner, and violence in Sudan Monday’s top story: Protests expected as US president arrives in London for three-day state visit. Plus, Warriors level NBA finals in Game 2Subscribe...
11:24, 2019-06-04

Darfur ethnic violence endangers Sudan's peace plan At least 48 people have been killed and many more wounded in ethnic violence in Darfur. The violence comes less than a week after a peace agreement b...
01:04, 2020-01-03

‘Now is the time to act’ for victims of violence in Sudan, ICC Prosecutor urges Security Council The UN Security Council must “seize this moment” presented by the current turmoil in Sudan, to provide justice at long last for the victims of violen...
20:56, 2019-06-19

Restrictions, unmet promises, unbridled violence in Sudan, a ‘recipe for disaster’, says Bachelet After nationwide protests across Sudan on Sunday, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday called on Sudanese authorities to lift restric...
17:48, 2019-07-03

Sudan: top UN official demands cessation of violence and rape against civilians by security forces Following recent reports of attacks and rape by security forces and paramilitaries against the pro-democracy protesters in Sudan who have been holdin...
23:44, 2019-06-13

Sudan urged to step up protection, restore peace, following West Darfur violence Authorities in Sudan are being urged to restore peace and order in the wake of intercommunal clashes in West Darfur state which erupted on Sunday and...
21:16, 2020-01-03

UN rights chief Bachelet appeals for dialogue in Sudan amid reports ‘70 killed’ in demonstrations Sudan’s authorities have an “over-arching responsibility” to protect protesters, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said on Tu...
17:52, 2019-04-09

Sudan: ‘The violence must stop’, says UNICEF chief, ‘gravely concerned’ over death of 19 children since military backlash At least 19 children have reportedly been killed in Sudan and another 49 injured since a military backlash against protesters began earlier this mont...
21:56, 2019-06-11

Sudan: ‘Violence must stop’, says UNICEF chief, ‘gravely concerned’ over 19 child deaths since military backlash At least 19 children have reportedly been killed in Sudan and another 49 injured since a military backlash against protesters began earlier this mont...
11:40, 2019-07-22

Violence on the rise in Darfur following Sudan military takeover, but UN peacekeeping mission maintains ‘robust posture’ Security across the volatile Darfur region of Sudan has deteriorated since last week’s military takeover in Khartoum, the UN Security Council heard o...
19:52, 2019-04-17

US wants to see movement towards unity government in South Sudan As an extension for the formation of a power-sharing government goes into effect, there are few signs of progress. The US ambassador Thomas Hushek te...
18:28, 2019-05-09

Pope says he may add South Sudan leg onto Africa trip VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says he may add a South Sudan leg onto his Africa trip in September if conditions there are “mature.” Fr...
14:52, 2019-05-10

South Sudan struggling to ramp up oil production after war JUBA, South Sudan — Oil-rich South Sudan is struggling to increase production of crude several months after the end of its civil war and the politica...
21:32, 2019-05-29

South Sudan's independent media under pressure Eight years after independence, South Sudan still struggles to address media challenges. Independent journalists continue to fear for their freedom. ...
13:04, 2019-07-09

South Sudan: Waiting for a unity government South Sudan has once again postponed the forming of a unity government. In 100 days the country is to begin a new attempt after "critical tasks" are ...
14:52, 2019-11-11

Locust swarms: South Sudan latest to be hit by invasion The ravenous pests have devoured crops and pasture threatening a food crisis in East Africa....
17:24, 2020-02-18

UN experts: South Sudan security service works outside law UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say South Sudan’s National Security Service has been operating outside the law and poses “a significan...
23:20, 2019-05-02

‘Deliberate starvation’ tactics used in South Sudan could be a war crime The people of South Sudan have been “deliberately starved” in different parts of the country for ethnic and political reasons, and sexual violence ag...
18:12, 2020-02-20

South Sudan floods affect 1 million people More than 60% of the population are already facing malnutrition. Now, the UN has has estimated almost one million people have been affected by severe...
23:44, 2019-10-25

South Sudan tries to protect wildlife after long conflict BIRE KPATOUS GAME RESERVE, South Sudan — Charles Matthew secures his beret, slings a rifle over his shoulder and prepares a team for an overnight foo...
19:40, 2019-07-29

Locusts swarm into South Sudan as plague spreads Swarms of locusts ravaging crops and grazing land across east Africa have reached South Sudan, already reeling from widespread hunger and years of ci...
21:12, 2020-02-18

UN peacekeepers intervene after violent clashes in South Sudan Nepalese blue helmets deployed in Lakes state after 79 people die in fighting between Gak and Manuer communities UN peacekeepers have been sent to So...
09:44, 2019-12-06

Extended sanctions and renewed fighting in South Sudan An arms embargo, asset freezes and travel bans – the UN Security Council has slapped an extension of sanctions on South Sudan. In the meantime, new c...
18:04, 2019-05-31

UN extends arms embargo, sanctions against South Sudan UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has approved a resolution extending an arms embargo and other sanctions against South Sudan over obje...
19:32, 2019-05-30

Opinion: Human rights come first When it comes to drafting a constitution, the concrete details aren't what's important. What matters is the underlying concept of humankind, which co...
06:24, 2019-05-17

Bush fire guts four villages in South Sudan, kills 33 A bush fire fanned by gusty winds has gutted four villages in South Sudan's Western Bahr el Ghazal region, killing 33 people, the president's spokesm...
10:28, 2019-05-07

Bush fire razes four villages in South Sudan, kills 33 A bush fire fanned by gusty winds has gutted four villages in South Sudan's Western Bahr el Ghazal region, killing 33 people, the president's spokesm...
10:08, 2019-05-07

South Sudan ends 6-year war with formation of coalition government South Sudan has heralded a new era with the formation of a coalition government after rival factions reconciled. However, the government has a hercul...
05:00, 2020-02-23

Son of slain UN aid worker in South Sudan freed and reunited with father The abducted four-year-old son of a UN migration agency worker who was killed in South Sudan in October has been released and reunited with his fathe...
21:16, 2020-01-03

South Sudan rivals delay forming unity government A lack of political will, financing and time constraints were the reasons for the power-sharing agreement's delay, but both sides said they were stil...
06:48, 2019-05-04

Son of slain UN aid worker in South Sudan, freed and reunited with father The abducted four-year-old son of a UN migration agency worker who was killed in South Sudan in October has been released and reunited with his fathe...
19:16, 2020-01-03

South Sudan sentences prominent activist to more prison time JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A South Sudan court has sentenced a prominent activist and economist to two years in prison. Relatives wept on Tuesday as Pe...
15:16, 2019-06-11

IOM suspends some Ebola screening after three aid workers killed in South Sudan United Nations migration organization body IOM said on Wednesday it had suspended some of its screening services for Ebola after three of its aid wor...
14:56, 2019-10-30

South Sudan buries reports on oil pollution, birth defects PALOCH, South Sudan — The oil industry in South Sudan has left a landscape pocked with hundreds of open waste pits, the water and soil contaminated w...
18:24, 2020-02-13

South Sudan jails economist over interviews with foreign media JUBA — A South Sudanese court sentenced a prominent economist to two years in prison on Tuesday for disturbing the peace because he gave interviews t...
22:44, 2019-06-11

'Demo' found written on South Sudan in Google Maps The word is inexplicably spelled out in territory in the south east of the central African nation....
16:52, 2019-05-29

6-month extension of South Sudan unity government approved JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Ethiopia says regional ministers have approved a six-month extension of the looming deadline for South Sudan’s rival l...
15:04, 2019-05-08

Sexual violence against women in conflict in the spotlight Germany, with the support of actor and activist Angelina Jolie, has forwarded a UN Security Council resolution addressing rape in conflicts — a subje...
12:52, 2019-05-01

Almost 10 million in U.S. have faced sexual violence at work (Reuters Health) - Almost 1 in 18 women and 1 in 40 men have experienced sexual harassment in and related to the workplace, according to a U.S. study...
00:52, 2019-12-27

UK to appoint first human rights ambassador New role is likely to put spotlight on UK’s approach to autocratic regimesThe British government is appointing an international ambassador dedicated ...
12:44, 2019-05-20

Abortion: NI law 'breaches human rights' A court finds in favour of a campaigner who challenged the law after she was denied a termination in NI....
12:00, 2019-10-03

South Sudan turns to tourism in bid to draw line under past unrest Travel firms adopt wait-and-see approach as government seeks to entice visitors with safaris, Nile rafting and climbing tripsWhen Carsten Lillelund P...
14:16, 2019-09-06

South Sudan's embassy closures could harm ties with Norway and France South Sudan plans to shut down several of its embassies to cut spending. The inclusion of missions in Norway and France may come at a high price for ...
18:44, 2019-06-14

'Before I was kidnapped I had friends': the girl soldiers of South Sudan | Samuel Okiror A reintegration programme has helped 360 girls leave armed groups in Yambio county but for many the trauma of sexual violence persistsLate one night ...
08:40, 2019-08-20

South Sudan: UN calls for end to inter-communal clashes, attacks against aid workers Peacekeepers have been sent to the northern Lakes region in South Sudan in a bid to deter further violence between communities there, the UN Mission ...
23:44, 2019-12-03

South Sudan rivals agree on 6-month extension in peace deal JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan’s once-warring parties have agreed to delay key next steps in a fragile peace deal by six months after the...
19:32, 2019-05-03

Climate change: Methane pulse detected from South Sudan wetlands Emissions from the region made a major contribution to global greenhouse gas levels in 2010-2016....
13:04, 2019-12-11

Reparations for sexual violence in conflict – ‘what survivors want most, yet receive least’ Ten years ago, the UN Security Council established a mandate to prevent and address the scourge of conflict-related sexual violence. At a commemorati...
21:24, 2019-10-30

About 10 million Americans face workplace sexual violence (Reuters Health) - Almost 1 in 18 women and 1 in 40 men have experienced sexual harassment in and related to the workplace, according to a U.S. study...
23:56, 2019-12-26

EU to slap sanctions on Cambodia over human rights The EU "will not stand and watch as democracy is eroded," the bloc's top diplomat Josep Borrel said while announcing trade sanctions on Cambodia. The...
22:36, 2020-02-12

Russia in the Council of Europe: What does it mean for human rights? A controversial decision to restore Moscow's voting rights in the Council of Europe has been called a safeguard for human rights in Russia. But how m...
23:16, 2019-06-26

US sets up commission for human rights advice Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced a new commission to review the idea of human rights and how it shapes US foreign policy. Critics worry i...
23:20, 2019-07-08

Crackdown trips up human rights groups Social media platforms, under pressure to block extremists, are sometimes also cracking down on human rights advocates and other legitimate content, ...
05:08, 2019-06-14

Human rights expert to keep Zuckerberg in check Freedom of speech campaigner Thomas Hughes joins Facebook to lead its new oversight board....
20:28, 2020-01-28

US sanctions 4 Nicaraguan officials over human rights WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing new sanctions on four Nicaraguan officials accused of being responsible for a crackdown on str...
21:20, 2019-06-21

Ex-Googler savages company on human rights Ross LaJeunesse says he was "sidelined" after criticising the firm's efforts to expand in China....
20:28, 2020-01-02

UN official says last decade has seen human rights ‘pushback’ Andrew Gilmour, the outgoing assistant secretary-general for human rights, said the regression of the past 10 years hasn't equaled the advances that ...
02:24, 2019-12-28

Nepal’s sexual minorities say progress in rights has stalled KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal seized the lead in equal rights for sexual minorities in South Asia four years ago with a new constitution that forbids all ...
21:32, 2019-09-18

UN chief welcomes decision to delay formation of South Sudan unity government The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the decision to push back the deadline for the formation of a unity Government in South Sudan....
18:08, 2019-11-12

South Sudan: political will needed to form a unified government, on the road to peace Extending the deadline for the establishment of a unity government in South Sudan has helped maintain a ceasefire but also disillusioned many citizen...
00:16, 2019-12-18

Rise in recruitment of child soldiers raises fresh fears over South Sudan Growing number of young fighters combined with sexual violence and ethnic tensions threatens return to civil war, UN warnsUN investigators have warne...
16:12, 2019-09-18

South Sudan plans environmental audit of oil fields in move to curb pollution South Sudan is launching a tender for a comprehensive environmental audit of all its oil-producing fields in a bid to reduce pollution following year...
08:00, 2020-01-10

South Sudan famine threat: UN food security agency in ‘race against time’ The World Food Programme (WFP) is warning against potential famine in South Sudan as hunger deepens due to drought, floods and an uncertain political...
17:28, 2019-12-12

‘A new dawn’: South Sudan rival leaders form coalition government meant to end war A day after President Salva Kiir dissolved the previous government, opposition leader Riek Machar was sworn in as his deputy, an arrangement that twi...
21:36, 2020-02-22

UN blue helmets in South Sudan use Sustainable Development Goals to help build peace    The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has concluded the week by harnessing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to support the nati...
22:40, 2019-05-18

South Sudan ‘heading towards lasting peace and stability’, UN General Assembly told Through the cooperation of the leaders of South Sudan, First Vice-President Taban Deng Gai on Thursday told the United Nations General Assembly that ...
01:56, 2019-09-27

Locusts swarm into crisis-hit South Sudan as plague spreads across east Africa Invasion is further food shortages in country struggling with drought and legacy of civil war Swarms of locusts ravaging crops and grazing land acros...
04:48, 2020-02-19

Huge locust swarms raise fears of food shortages in South Sudan UN warns 25 million people could be affected as wartorn country is beset by fresh wave of insectsSwarms of desert locusts, which have been ravaging c...
10:12, 2020-02-20

New Campus Sexual Misconduct Rules Will Tackle Dating Violence Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s contentious regulations on sexual misconduct at schools will cement domestic and dating violence and stalking as fo...
16:48, 2020-02-10

Cornell, NYU top list of New York colleges with most sexual violence complaints New York’s colleges recorded nearly 4,000 sexual misconduct complaints in 2018, with Cornell and New York University at the top of the list, new stat...
23:36, 2020-01-11

The world over, people in crisis suffer sexual violence – this scourge must end Tackling gender violence in crises requires changes of response and focus – as delegates in Oslo for a major summit will be toldNomtaz Begum had live...
12:56, 2019-05-23

EU criticizes human rights in Turkey, ‘backsliding’ on laws BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says Turkey continues to distance itself from the bloc and its values and says sees no reason to unblock the count...
14:04, 2019-05-29

Human rights report links CIA to Afghanistan abuses Document details 14 deadly raids by pro-government units with support of US intelligence The Afghan soldiers who swept through Kulalgo village one la...
06:00, 2019-10-31

UN human rights chief makes first visit to Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United Nations’ top human rights official is visiting Venezuela amid heightened international pressure on Preside...
22:24, 2019-06-19

Compulsory religious education 'may breach human rights' The Welsh Government is removing parents' right to withdraw their children from religious and sex education....
04:08, 2020-02-08

Why is Germany silent on China's human rights abuses? Human rights advocates say Germany can do more to support Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement and condemn the Uighur camps in Xinjiang, but business i...
17:48, 2019-12-05

Ottawa announces $11.7M in funding for Journalists for Human Rights The funding, which was announced by International Development Minister Maryam Monsef on Friday, will go towards the expansion of a project called 'Ca...
21:52, 2019-05-03

‘Climate apartheid’: UN expert says human rights may not survive Right to life is likely to be undermined alongside the rule of law, special rapporteur saysThe world is increasingly at risk of “climate apartheid”, ...
10:44, 2019-06-25

Eritrea in the UN Human Rights Council: Fox guarding the henhouse The UN Human Rights Council regularly accuses Eritrea of large-scale human rights abuses. Yet the regime in Asmara was accepted as a member and now e...
19:48, 2019-06-27

'End human rights abuse' in mental-health hospitals Report reveals "terrible suffering" of people with autism or learning disabilities detained in hospitals....
02:44, 2019-11-01

EU sued by human rights lawyers over migrant deaths A group of lawyers are asking the ICC to investigate the European Union for crimes against humanity, arguing that the bloc's policies are responsible...
11:24, 2019-06-04

UN: Chilean police abused human rights during protests Investigators found that authorities have used unnecessary levels of aggression against protesters resulting in serious injuries and even deaths. The...
03:56, 2019-12-14

Africa, human rights top EU foreign ministers' list Top diplomats from the European Union's member states have begun discussing the bloc's foreign policy aims under its new leadership. The EU must "spe...
11:32, 2019-12-09

HRW says China poses 'dire' threat to human rights Human Rights Watch has said that China is taking measures that will weaken systems protecting human rights around the world. The NGO's annual review ...
01:32, 2020-01-15

Apple shareholders set to vote on human-rights policies A US regulator ruled a freedom-of-expression motion filed by campaigners should be put to shareholders....
15:40, 2019-12-16

How to Protest Human Rights Abuses at U.S. Detention Centers Many of us are feeling some combination of despair, outrage, and shock at reports of the conditions at the U.S. southern border. It’s devastating to ...
22:44, 2019-06-21

UN launches Venezuela human rights abuse probe The UN Human Rights Council has voted to send a team to Venezuela to investigate alleged rights violations. Representatives from a dozen countries ar...
13:08, 2019-09-27

Women human rights defenders under attack: Amnesty Activists continue to be sexually assaulted, threatened, intimidated, criminalized and even killed, the rights watchdog has said. Women human rights ...
08:28, 2019-11-29

Rubio: Don’t give China a pass on human rights Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Sunday that he hopes the conclusion of a U.S.-China trade deal will not prevent the United States from criticizing Chi...
16:48, 2020-01-05

UN condemns Myanmar over human rights abuses against Rohingya General assembly’s vote in favour of resolution also calls on Myanmar to urgently combat incitement of hatredThe United Nations general assembly has ...
03:28, 2019-12-28

U.N. condemns human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya The 193-member world body voted 134-9 with 28 abstentions in favour of the resolution which also calls on Myanmar’s government to take urgent measure...
05:56, 2019-12-28

UN condemns human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya The 193-member world body voted 134-9 with 28 abstentions in favour of the resolution which also calls on Myanmar’s government to take urgent measure...
12:56, 2019-12-28

Orangutan with human rights will move to Florida sanctuary An orangutan who was ruled Argentina’s “first non-human person” is moving to a sanctuary in Florida. The 33-year-old primate named ...
15:28, 2019-09-28

Three Women named finalists for top human rights prize Three prominent human rights defenders have been put forth by the prestigious Martin Ennals Award, marking the first time the jury has nominated thre...
11:52, 2019-11-26

US slaps new sanctions on Cuba over human rights, Venezuela WASHINGTON — The United States on Friday imposed new sanctions on Cuba over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and its human rights ...
06:28, 2019-10-19

Bahrain executes three people, despite human rights outcry Human rights groups had warned against the executions, calling them ‘utterly shameful”Bahrain has executed three people convicted in two separate cas...
08:28, 2019-07-27

Giving nature human rights could be the best way to protect the planet Rivers, lakes and forests around the world are being recognised as if they were legal persons. It sounds strange, but could it effectively protect th...
13:12, 2019-09-25

Chile protests: 'Serious' human rights violations by police, says HRW Human Rights Watch has accused Chilean police of perpetrating "serious human rights violations" during civilian protests. President Sebastian Pinera ...
13:04, 2019-11-27

The conservative backlash against LeBron James has nothing to do with human rights Basketball’s biggest star is under fire after wading into the NBA’s China controversy, but his remarks are being weaponized by bad-faith actors tradi...
17:40, 2019-10-16

Peace dividend palpable in South Sudan, but ‘grassroots’ are moving faster than elites, says Shearer The peace dividend from last year’s ceasefire in South Sudan is palpable, but political elites need to follow the example set by local communities on...
23:40, 2019-06-25

UN Migration Agency appeals to South Sudan group to free volunteer worker and child The UN Migration Agency appealed on Friday for the immediate liberation of a volunteer and child who’ve been missing since a gun battle in South Suda...
17:48, 2019-11-01

UN chief welcomes South Sudan’s Unity government, lauds parties for ‘significant achievement’ United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed on Saturday the establishment of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) in ...
03:24, 2020-02-23

South Sudan: UN official welcomes release of women and children abducted by armed group The expert leading UN efforts to stamp out sexual violence committed during wartime has welcomed the release of 78 women and 50 children by an armed ...
22:56, 2020-02-04

Peace deal holds in South Sudan, but humanitarian funding ‘ultimately unsustainable,’ says top UN envoy September’s UN-backed South Sudan peace agreement is holding and has led to positive change, but tens of thousands of civilians in the war-weary nati...
10:42, 2019-04-09

Tackling hunger crises in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen requires $4.4 billion – UN Sounding the alarm on behalf of more than 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and north-east Nigeria facing devastating levels of food ...
23:04, 2020-01-26

South Sudan’s peace process ‘precarious, but progress in being made’, Security Council hears One year on from the signing of a Revitalized Agreement to ease conflict in South Sudan, the country’s political leaders “have met some, but certainl...
20:00, 2019-09-18

UN Security Council calls for South Sudan leaders to speed up action on peace deal In a visit to South Sudan this past weekend, members of the UN Security Council urged leaders to expedite implementation of a 2018 peace agreement ai...
22:28, 2019-10-21

Rise in children forced to join militias raises fresh fears over South Sudan Growing number of young fighters combined with sexual violence and ethnic tensions threatens return to civil war, UN warnsUN investigators have warne...
17:20, 2019-09-18

National survey reveals ‘disturbing’ results on sexual violence at universities About one quarter of undergraduate women say they’ve been sexually assaulted, according to disturbing new national survey, which found that at one sc...
19:32, 2019-10-16

‘The Rapist is You’: anthem condemning sexual violence spreads across Latin America Created by the Chilean feminist collective ``Lastesis,'' the song was first performed late last month in that South American country's capital of San...
03:04, 2019-12-14

Nobel laureate launches reparations fund for sexual violence survivors UNITED NATIONS — The Nobel Peace Prize-winning surgeon whose hospital in war-torn Congo has treated over 50,000 victims of sexual violence has launch...
19:16, 2019-09-23

Congo abuses drive global rise in sexual violence against women Study identifies DRC, India and South Sudan among countries where women are at greatest risk of attackSexual violence is on the increase both inside ...
10:24, 2019-06-28

Germany: Council to fight sexual violence against children sets to work A new German national council to prevent the sexual abuse of minors met for the first time on Monday. The issue of sexual violence against children c...
19:36, 2019-12-02

What happened to Katie Hill wasn't millennial carelessness — it was sexual violence Katie Hill, a former US congresswoman from California, resigned her seat in October after intimate photos of her were leaked and published by the med...
17:00, 2019-11-07

In Latin America, women turn to apps to combat sexual violence Apps that alert friends and report crime to authorities are increasingly popular in one of the world's most dangerous regions for women. However, the...
17:40, 2019-10-05

Human Rights Watch reports new wave of Chechnya gay abuse MOSCOW (AP) — Human Rights Watch is reporting a new wave of gay men being detained and tortured in the Russian republic of Chechnya. The group said i...
14:32, 2019-05-09

Iranian musician risks his freedom to promote human rights Mehdi Rajabian could be sent back to prison at anytime, but he continues to produce music banned under Iran's strict censorship laws. His new album s...
16:24, 2019-09-03

China's reaction to the coronavirus violates human rights | Frances Eve The WHO has praised the country’s response, but the heavy-handed approach could make things worseWhen the World Health Organization declared the 2019...
14:00, 2020-02-02

Russian activists: 'There are a lot of laws aimed at the restriction of human rights' Russian historical and civil rights organization Memorial received the Right Livelihood Award in 2004. 15 years on, Memorial continues to bring cases...
12:24, 2019-08-01

Thousand Islands resident files human rights claim against the IJC A man who lives in the Thousand Islands has filed a human rights complaint against the International Joint Commission, claiming they are responsible ...
04:32, 2019-10-25

TfL Tube chiefs ban adverts from 11 countries over poor human rights Transport for London has suspended new adverts from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates while it carries out a review of countries wi...
12:24, 2019-05-02

Northern Ireland abortion law found to breach human rights A court rules in favour of a woman who challenged the law after she was denied a termination in NI....
16:04, 2019-10-03

Single dad faces human rights complaint for asking about babysitter’s gender A single father in Canada may have violated his province's human rights act by asking about the gender and age of a potential babysitter, according t...
21:12, 2019-08-23

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on politics, human rights and storytelling She discussed the art of writing at the Berlin International Literature Festival, where DW met the celebrated author of "Americanah." Adichie was als...
15:40, 2019-09-16

Northern Ireland abortion law ruled to breach human rights High court in Belfast rules against country’s strict abortion lawNorthern Ireland’s near-blanket abortion ban breaches the UK’s human rights commitme...
16:52, 2019-10-03

Russia orders closure of prominent human rights group Russia's Supreme Court has ordered the disbandment of a rights group led by an outspoken critic of President Putin. The move comes as the Kremlin inc...
17:56, 2019-11-01

UK author John le Carré wins $100,000 human rights prize More than a bestselling spy novelist: John le Carré has been named the recipient of Sweden's annual Olof Palme Prize for his "extraordinary contribut...
12:12, 2020-01-10

UN Human Rights chief arrives in Venezuela to probe crisis Michelle Bachelet will meet with members of the opposition, civil society and the government. The visit comes in the midst of an entrenched political...
06:20, 2019-06-20

UN’s Bachelet addresses progress and setbacks in human rights worldwide The world is undeniably facing rising challenges to multilateralism, however work can be done with Member States to strengthen the agreement of the l...
00:04, 2019-10-16

Threats to human rights rising in Poland, official warns WARSAW – Poland’s crisis over the rule of law also poses a growing threat to human rights in the European Union’s biggest ex-communist member, ...
19:32, 2019-06-19

Attacks escalate against Afghanistan's human rights defenders – report Amnesty says activists have been attacked and killed with impunity, with their plight ‘largely ignored’ at home and abroadHuman rights defenders in A...
12:28, 2019-08-29

Increasingly under attack, women human rights defenders need better back up A group of United Nations human rights experts issued a joint statement on Wednesday calling on States to live up to their commitments to protect wom...
10:41, 2019-04-09

More than 300 human rights activists were killed in 2019, report reveals Colombia was the bloodiest nation with 103 murders and the Philippines was second, followed by Brazil, Honduras and MexicoMore than 300 human rights ...
09:52, 2020-01-14

UN human rights chief meets with Venezuela’s Guaidó, Maduro CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United Nations’ top human rights official is preparing to hold separate meetings in Caracas with Venezuelan oppos...
17:28, 2019-06-21

Monday’s Daily Brief: human rights in the Near East and a Forum for Refugees Monday’s top stories include: human rights issues in Syria, Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territory; a global forum to find coordinated solutions...
23:24, 2019-06-24

Venezuela wins seat on UN Human Rights Council despite uproar Advocacy groups have strongly criticized the UN's election of Venezuela as a global representative for human rights. A humanitarian emergency has led...
03:12, 2019-10-18

UN human rights chief Bachelet to visit Venezuela next week GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations’ top human rights official has scheduled a trip to Venezuela next week featuring meetings with President Nicol...
17:56, 2019-06-14

Venezuela appointment to UN human rights council sparks outrage Country claimed one of two seats allocated to Latin America despite well-documented record of human rights abusesActivists have responded with outrag...
23:16, 2019-10-17

Northern Ireland abortion law in breach of human rights commitments High court in Belfast issues ruling against country’s strict abortion lawNorthern Ireland’s strict abortion law breaches the UK’s human rightscommitm...
12:36, 2019-10-03

Education and inclusion should be human rights priorities, UN Assembly hears UN Member States agreed seven decades ago to a set of inalienable rights to ensure the dignity of everyone. On Friday, the newly-installed General As...
18:00, 2019-11-01

UN human rights expert alarmed at rise in Cambodia arrests A UN human rights expert is calling on the Cambodian Government to respect its citizens’ rights of freedom of opinion, expression and assembly, amid ...
19:36, 2019-11-08

EU nations lead condemnation of Saudi human rights record Statement read out at UN human rights council meeting denounces alleged use of torture and unlawful detentionsSaudi Arabia’s human rights record has ...
08:36, 2019-09-24

Orangutan called Sandra granted same rights as a human by a US judge A female orangutan called Sandra has been pictured loving life in her new home after becoming the first primate to be given rights as a 'non-human pe...
00:12, 2020-02-18

British football fan detained in UAE lodges human rights complaint Ali Issa Ahmad brings case to UN alleging he was tortured after wearing Qatar T-shirt to matchA British football fan who says he was detained and tor...
14:44, 2019-07-18

Chinese human rights lawyer 'totally changed man' after being jailed Wife of Wang Quanzhang says his health has deteriorated after four years incarcerationThe wife of jailed Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang h...
18:24, 2019-06-28

We are ‘burning up our future’, UN’s Bachelet tells Human Rights Council The Human Rights Council opened in Geneva on Monday with a warning from the UN’s top rights official that, with forest fires raging in the Amazon, “w...
18:20, 2019-09-09

Amnesty: Don’t let Azerbaijan hide human rights abuses behind football • Body criticises decision to stage Europa League final in Baku• ‘Azerbaijan is in the grip of a sinister human rights crackdown’Amnesty Internationa...
13:32, 2019-05-22

Nature conservation projects marred by human rights violations Arrests, torture, murder: Is there a link between environmental protection organization WWF and brutal action taken by park rangers in Africa against...
19:36, 2019-05-16

Dan Levy to receive Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award "Schitt's Creek" co-creator and star Dan Levy will be honored at the HRC Los Angeles Dinner in March....
20:32, 2020-01-27

Germany's Maas: China should comply with human rights obligations After leaked documents revealed details about China's internment of Muslim Uighurs, Germany's foreign minister has urged Beijing to commit to human r...
14:00, 2019-11-26

AI learns to predict the outcomes of human rights court cases AI is going into law. It can now predict the outcomes of human rights cases and next year Estonia is planning to use the technology to moderate dispu...
18:56, 2019-08-08

Cyrus the Great – Conqueror or Uber Human Rights Activist? Cyrus II of Persia (more commonly known as Cyrus the Great and called Cyrus the Elder by the ancient Greeks) was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire...
02:36, 2020-02-13

Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia gig over human rights The US rapper said she had better educated herself on the issues and wanted to support the rights of women and the LGBT community in Saudi Arabia. As...
08:40, 2019-07-10

Key European human rights body marks 70th birthday HELSINKI (AP) — Over 30 European foreign ministers have gathered in the Finnish capital to mark the 70th anniversary of the continent’s key hum...
20:24, 2019-05-16

Human rights museum opens in former Seoul torture site The Democracy and Human Rights Memorial Hall has opened in a notorious building where South Korean pro-democracy activists were once tortured....
04:36, 2019-10-10

Instagram is 'predators' paradise,' human rights groups claim A group of international anti-sexual exploitation organizations on Wednesday blasted Instagram as a "predators' paradise" as a part of a campaign to ...
22:32, 2019-11-20

Algerian human rights militant dies on hunger strike ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian human rights militant who went on a hunger strike after being jailed in March in the southern city of Ghardaia ha...
18:32, 2019-05-28

Burundi rejects claims of human rights abuses as ‘lies from far away’ Government dismisses UN allegations of summary executions, arbitrary arrests, torture and sexual violence Opponents of Burundi’s government are being...
14:28, 2019-07-04

Human rights report to oppose extradition of Julian Assange to US European assembly says WikiLeaks founder’s detention ‘sets dangerous precedent’Julian Assange’s detention “sets a dangerous precedent for journalists...
22:04, 2020-01-28

Climate crisis is greatest ever threat to human rights, UN warns Rights chief Michelle Bachelet highlights role in civil wars‘The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope’Climate change is not on...
18:04, 2019-09-09

Israeli order against Human Rights Watch director frozen JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Supreme Court has issued a ruling allowing the local director of Human Rights Watch to remain in the country while he...
14:40, 2019-06-02

US mass deportations would lead to 'tremendous human rights abuses' Grace Meng from Human Rights Watch told DW that even though recent immigration raids in US cities weren't as extensive as planned, they still struck ...
22:12, 2019-07-15

Behind the scenes of war reporting at Berlin's Human Rights Film Festival Films and panels at the Human Rights Film Festival look into the work of reporters in conflict zones. From legendary foreign correspondent Marie Colv...
15:52, 2019-09-21

Violence can ‘never be the answer’: UN rights experts condemn excessive force during Chile protests United Nations human rights experts on Friday condemned the excessive use of force during Chile’s ongoing street protests, and in a statement undersc...
22:20, 2019-11-08

Insecurity and violence turn Nigeria into a ‘pressure cooker’ that must be addressed, says UN rights expert Nigeria is a pressure cooker of internal conflicts and generalized violence that must be addressed urgently, an independent United Nations expert sai...
19:04, 2019-09-03

Thursday’s Daily Brief: South Sudan floods, Somalis leave Yemen, LATAM economic slowdown In today’s Daily Brief: Flooding could push millions in South Sudan into humanitarian crisis, Somalis return home from war-torn Yemen; historically l...
00:16, 2019-12-13

Wednesday's Daily Brief: 'Ambition and action', key to UNGA, South Sudan, Cameroon peace process updates A recap of Wednesday's top stories: Guterres previews next week's summit agenda; UN and Red Cross appeal to eliminate urban warfare; South Sudan's on...
22:52, 2019-09-18

Airbus to pay record £3bn in fines for 'endemic' corruption UK court sanctions fines after firm admits using agents across world to bribe officials to land high-value contractsAirbus, Europe’s largest aerospac...
20:36, 2020-01-31

Myanmar troops’ sexual violence against Rohingya shows ‘genocidal intent’: UN report The U.N. said it found the country’s soldiers “routinely and systematically employed rape, gang rape and other violent and forced sexual acts against...
03:28, 2019-08-23

Germany's Heiko Maas commits to fight against sexual violence on Congo visit Heiko Maas has made the effort to end sexual violence a key theme of German foreign policy. The issue was front and center during the foreign ministe...
01:56, 2019-09-05

‘Unspeakable Acts’ Revisits a Pivotal Moment in the Art World’s Treatment of Sexual Violence Nancy Princenthal’s new book is about how women in the 1970s took an experience that had been artistically mined by men for millenniums and found way...
11:40, 2019-10-24

Dakota Johnson Launches Podcast to Share Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors Dakota Johnson is keeping her promise. Nearly a year ago, the Peanut Butter Falcon actress encouraged women and girls facing violence and sexual hara...
20:36, 2019-09-30

U.S. must ensure access to safe abortions: U.N. rights office The United Nations human rights office called on U.S. authorities on Tuesday to ensure that women have access to safe abortions, saying bans lead to ...
16:08, 2019-05-21

UK to host spyware firm accused of aiding human rights abuses Exclusive: NSO Group technology is allegedly used by autocratic regimes to spy on journalists and activistsThe British government is helping a contro...
13:36, 2020-02-06

Congress adopts bills to support human rights in Hong Kong The House overwhelmingly approved the bills Wednesday, a day after the Senate passed them on voice votes. The bills now go to the White House for Pre...
18:08, 2019-11-21

Firefighter says human rights were violated over lack of vegan food at blaze A Canadian smoke-eater is fired up over the lack of vegan food provided to him while he battled a massive forest blaze. Ontario firefighter and self-...
18:08, 2019-05-22

Diplomats defend, deplore North Korea’s human rights record GENEVA (AP) — North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations has defended his country’s human rights record and likened economic sanction...
16:12, 2019-05-09

Tech giants watch our every move online. Does that violate our human rights? Facebook claims its data collection is inherent to the way the internet works. The internet didn’t have to be this wayIt’s a quintessential experienc...
12:48, 2019-11-23

Israel's top court backs deportation of Human Rights Watch official The Israeli Supreme Court has ruled against an appeal to reverse a deportation order against a prominent human rights activist. Omar Shakir, who head...
12:16, 2019-11-05

Trump administration to review 'role of human rights in public policy' Advocates warn the new panel, helmed by an abortion and gay rights opponent, is a threat to progressive reformsUS secretary of state Mike Pompeo has ...
22:44, 2019-07-08

Trump is on an Orwellian mission to redefine human rights | Michael H Fuchs It has long been abundantly clear Trump has no respect for human rights. Now Pompeo wants to build a new framework to justify the rollback of protect...
15:56, 2019-07-18

WhatsApp spyware: UK firm promises new 'respect for human rights' following allegations Novalpina Capital to establish new rules at NSO Group following multiple allegations that technology was used to spy on dissidents and the mediaA con...
20:12, 2019-06-18

Human rights group accuses Egyptian forces of war crimes in Sinai CAIRO – Egyptian security forces have committed widespread abuses against civilians in northern Sinai, some of which amount to war crimes, Huma...
20:00, 2019-05-28

Amnesty International accuses Facebook, Google of human rights abuses “This ubiquitous surveillance has undermined the very essence of the right to privacy,” the report from the non-governmental organization said....
18:52, 2019-11-21

F1 risks sportswashing boost with Saudi Arabia GP, says human rights group • Track near Riyadh could be ready to host race in 2023• Human Rights Watch urges F1 to consider its positionPlans to stage a Formula One grand prix ...
17:24, 2020-02-10

Ex-Google exec Ross LaJeunesse savages firm on human rights Ross LaJeunesse says he was "sidelined" after criticising the firm's efforts to expand in China....
20:56, 2020-01-02

UN human rights report shows rise in reprisals against activists, victims Cases of intimidation and retaliation against victims, civil society and activists who cooperate with the United Nations are on the rise, a new repor...
23:16, 2019-09-19

Elizabeth May accuses Justin Trudeau of stripping refugees of their human rights Trudeau said in the debate that May’s claim that new federal rules were denying refugees’ human rights was “absolutely false.”...
06:28, 2019-10-11

Secretary-General voices concern about human rights in Western Sahara Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern today about alleged violations of human rights in the Western Sahara conflict and vowed to continue t...
22:52, 2020-01-26

Janelle Monáe to Be Honored With the Human Rights Campaign's Equality Award As both artist and activist, the once enigmatic Janelle Monáe has emerged as an increasingly identifiable presence in recent years, not only deliveri...
20:32, 2020-01-24

Venezuela wins UN human rights council seat despite record of abuses Other seat for Latin America went to Brazil, whose far-right leader has expressed contempt for the concept of human rightsActivists have responded wi...
00:52, 2019-10-18

'Don't trust Putin': Oleg Sentsov picks up EU's top human rights prize A year after his release from a Russian prison, the filmmaker and activist has finally picked up his 2018 Sakharov Prize. At the ceremony, Sentsov wa...
16:16, 2019-11-26

Speaking truth to power: the UN experts fighting for global human rights Special Rapporteurs often find themselves caught in the crosshairs of international and domestic politics. Independent of governments and institution...
16:44, 2019-11-08

Human rights group locates North Korean execution sites SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A human rights group says it has identified hundreds of sites where witnesses claim North Korea has carried out public exec...
18:24, 2019-06-10

UN human rights chief hails new pact to protect Africa's displaced The United Nations human rights chief today welcomed a new treaty to protect and assist those uprooted from their homes due to conflict and natural d...
22:52, 2020-01-26

THE COMMITTEES: General Assembly Third Committee ‘anchored’ in human rights protection From drugs control, to indigenous people’s rights and counter-terrorism, the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee is officially known as the Social,...
16:36, 2019-04-09

Four in 10 indigenous languages at risk of disappearing, warn UN human rights experts Of 7,000 indigenous languages spoken today, four in 10 are in danger of disappearing, rights experts said on Wednesday, in a call for a decade of act...
19:20, 2019-08-07

Israel expels director of Human Rights Watch for 'supporting boycott' Group’s head says move puts state in ‘ugly club’ of regimes that bar rights campaignersIsrael is to deport the local director of Human Rights Watch f...
14:20, 2019-11-25

Human rights are everyone’s business, amid relentless crises around world: UN’s Bachelet The relentless outbreak of crises around the world – from the fires in the Amazon to “carnage” in Syria and demonstrations in Hong Kong, Russia, Indo...
20:12, 2019-09-04

Human Rights group reports attacks on asylum seekers in Mexico TUCSON - A report by a Human Rights First details 636 violent attacks on migrants and asylum seekers who are back in Mexico as they wait for their as...
06:52, 2019-12-12

Northern Ireland abortion laws violate human rights, says court The High Court in Belfast as handed abortion rights activists a win, finding that the country's laws conflict with European human rights. Northern Ir...
17:16, 2019-10-03

Environmental protection moves ‘closer to the people’ through new human rights agreement The UN environment agency and human rights office (OHCHR) signed a landmark new agreement on Friday aimed at better protecting vulnerable human and e...
19:00, 2019-08-16

Human Rights Day celebrates ‘tremendous activism’ of the world’s young people The United Nations is highlighting the role of young people in leading the way to a better future for all people for this year’s observance of Human ...
23:48, 2019-12-09

Pompeo: China and Russia have ‘morally reprehensible’ hypocrisy on human rights China and Russia have a “morally reprehensible” tactic of cloaking human rights abuses in hypocritical speeches, according to Secretary of State Mike...
03:24, 2019-09-14

Kashmir human rights film divides UK’s Indian and Pakistani communities Ahvin Kumar, director of No Fathers in Kashmir, says it shows the plight of families and people in Britain must not ignore their sufferingA controver...
17:00, 2020-01-18

'Staggering number' of human rights activists killed in Colombia, UN reports Despite a peace accord aimed at improving conditions in rural areas controlled by illegal armed groups, 107 defenders died in 2019 The United Nations...
21:36, 2020-01-14

Colombia: ‘Staggering number’ of human rights defenders killed in 2019 The UN human rights wing, OHCHR, is “deeply troubled by the staggering number of human rights defenders killed in Colombia” last year, its spokespers...
17:32, 2020-01-14

Canada sanctions members of Nicaragua government for human rights violations The measures include asset freezes and dealings prohibitions with nine members of the Nicaraguan government, including Gustavo Eduardo Porras Cortes,...
02:08, 2019-06-22

Myanmar rejects investigation into human rights abuses against Rohingya minority Myanmar has been accused of carrying out human rights abuses on a massive scale in the western state of Rakhine in 2017 during what it described as a...
02:00, 2019-11-17

Samantha Power: Iran deal backers went soft on human rights Supporters of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal wanted to ease pressure on the rogue regime in other areas as soon as the agreement was finalized, according...
01:16, 2019-09-14

With human rights under attack, UN chief unveils blueprint for positive change People’s basic human rights – their birth-right – are “under assault”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, as he launched a Call to...
04:36, 2020-02-25

North Korea warns US will “pay dearly” for criticizing its human rights violations North Korea doesn’t take too kindly to Washington criticizing its human rights record — and on Saturday warned the US would “pay de...
08:36, 2019-12-21

Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize awarded to Ilham Tohti The Council of Europe has awarded its prestigious annual human rights award to imprisoned Uighur activist Ilham Tohti. It has also jointly honored th...
17:20, 2019-09-30

Top Cuomo adviser Alphonso David out, heading to Human Rights Campaign ALBANY—Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top lawyer Alphonso David will become president of the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights group — Human Rights...
00:36, 2019-06-26

With a premature death every five seconds, air pollution is violation of human rights, says UN expert An independent UN expert said on Monday that the failure of governments across the world to ensure clear air, constitutes a “violation of the rights ...
11:24, 2019-06-04

Chile protests: UN to investigate claims of human rights abuses after 18 deaths Unrest has led to thousands of arrests and hundreds of injuries, prompting action by former president turned UN high commissionerThe UN high commissi...
00:00, 2019-10-25

Elizabeth May accuses Justin Trudeau of stripping human rights from refugees Trudeau said in the debate that May’s claim that new federal rules were denying refugees’ human rights was “absolutely false.”...
14:08, 2019-10-11

Ukraine walks out of Europe human rights body as Russia returns Delegation leaves Council of Europe assembly in protest at readmission of Russian MPsThe Ukrainian delegation at the parliamentary assembly of the Co...
14:40, 2019-06-25

Mexico’s human rights chief draws fury for asking if journalists have been killed At least 11 media workers have been murdered in the country since president Andrés Manuel López Obrador took officeMexico’s new human rights commissi...
11:48, 2019-11-14

Alphonso David Becomes 1st Black President of Human Rights Campaign: 'I Will Fight for Each and Every One of Us' The Human Rights Campaign has hired civil rights lawyer Alphonso David as its seventh president....
17:36, 2019-07-01

Ambassador says China will retaliate if Canada places human rights sanctions China's new ambassador to Canada is threatening ``very firm countermeasures'' if Parliament adopts a motion calling for sanctions over alleged Chines...
00:44, 2019-12-06

Veteran China dissident urges linking of human rights, trade TOKYO (AP) — Veteran Chinese dissident Wang Dan is urging Western nations to restore the link between human rights and trade with China. Wang was spe...
10:40, 2019-05-29

Russia complicit in human rights abuses in Crimea, court told Case could embarrass Vladimir Putin and prompt Ukrainian demands for reparationsThe Russian state directed and ran the military coup in Crimea and it...
13:12, 2019-09-11

Colombia army general promoted amid human rights concerns BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The head of Colombia’s army has been promoted amid criticism that an order he issued could spark a return to serious hu...
04:28, 2019-06-06

Head of Human Rights Watch denied entry to Hong Kong Kenneth Roth was due to launch the organisation’s latest report in the Chinese-controlled cityThe global head of Human Rights Watch says he has been ...
03:16, 2020-01-13

Climate refugees can't be returned home, says landmark UN human rights ruling Experts say judgment is ‘tipping point’ that opens the door to climate crisis claims for protection It is unlawful for governments to return people t...
07:24, 2020-01-20

UN human rights ruling could boost climate change asylum claims The UN Human Rights Committee has determined that countries cannot deport people who have sought asylum due to climate-related threats....
17:40, 2020-01-21

'Dark day for human rights': Subianto named as Indonesia's defence minister General who has been accused of abuses is named in cabinet of Joko Widodo, against whom he ran for presidentThe Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, ha...
06:54, 2019-10-23

Trump should use trade tensions with China to emphasize human rights, Pelosi says President Trump must use ongoing U.S. trade fights with China to move the communist country toward honoring human rights at home, House Speaker Nancy...
18:16, 2019-06-04

China's Uighur policy is human rights 'stain of the century' – Pompeo US secretary of state says mass detentions of Muslim minority is among ‘worst crises of our time’The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has accused ...
08:36, 2019-07-19

Situation in central Mali ‘deteriorating’ as violence, impunity rise, UN rights expert warns The growing violence has contributed to a deteriorating security situation in central Mali, with impunity being one of the aggravating factors, an in...
00:12, 2020-02-22

Nimko Ali: ‘Orgasms and sexual pleasure are a human right. I guard these things with my life' For her first book, the anti-FGM campaigner spoke to 150 women around the world about sex, periods and more. She shares what she learned, and why she...
12:36, 2019-06-21

The New England Patriots Boot Antonio Brown Amid Accusations of Sexual Violence and Intimidation To coin terminology from another sport, looks like it was three strikes and Antonio Brown was out. The embattled wide receiver got cut by the New En...
03:32, 2019-09-21

US pardons for accused war criminals, contrary to international law: UN rights office A presidential pardon for two United States soldiers accused of war crimes, and a sentence reduction for a third, “run against the letter and the spi...
00:36, 2019-11-20

Human breath may significantly affect office air quality New evidence suggest that humans unintentionally pollute office air by carrying and spreading harmful volatile compounds into the indoor environment....
23:24, 2019-10-09

Sex dolls and human trafficking: John Oliver shows what happens when men rule reproductive rights John Oliver spent his usual top-of-show rundown of the week’s event’s on the spiraling horrorshow of the rapidly imploding Trump administration befor...
12:32, 2019-10-07

UN human rights chief ‘alarmed’ by detention of child migrants, climate change ``We are burning up our future -- literally,'' Bachelet said. ``The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope. This is not a situat...
14:04, 2019-09-09

Amir Khan defends £7m Saudi Arabia fight despite human rights concerns • Khan faces Neeraj Goyat at King Abdullah Sports City in July• ‘I would be stupid to not take this opportunity’Amir Khan has defended the choice of ...
18:44, 2019-06-06

Malta: Human rights experts call for justice in case of murdered journalist Two years since the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on the Mediterranean island of Malta, justice has yet to be served fo...
17:36, 2019-10-16

Internal displacement remains one of world’s biggest human rights challenges – UN expert Internal displacement remains one of the world’s most significant human rights and humanitarian challenges, as millions of people continue to be inte...
23:04, 2020-01-26

Forced evictions contravene human rights standards, UN expert tells Cambodia An independent United Nations human rights expert today expressed her extreme concern about the threatened eviction of nearly 100 families in Phnom P...
22:52, 2020-01-26

Northern Ireland abortion laws break UK human rights, court rules Northern Ireland's strict abortion law breaches the UK's human rights commitments, the High Court in Belfast has ruled....
12:24, 2019-10-03

Hong and Kong? Berlin's panda cubs at centre of Chinese human rights row Competition to name Meng Meng’s twins intensifies pressure on German governmentThey may have captured the public’s imagination, but the tiny, pink pa...
18:36, 2019-09-05

German report spells out China human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims A confidential document has indicated that the German government is aware of human rights violations in China's Xinjiang Province, and warns that Uig...
21:48, 2020-01-31

Welfare surveillance system violates human rights, Dutch court rules Government told to halt use of AI to detect fraud in decision hailed by privacy campaignersA Dutch court has ordered the immediate halt of an automat...
15:16, 2020-02-05

AI Weekly: Meta analysis shows AI ethics principles emphasize human rights A report found that among the dozens of existing sets of AI principles, eight core themes emerged -- with human rights featured prominently.Read More...
22:20, 2020-01-17

Hong Kong bars Human Rights Watch director from entering region Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch's executive director, had planned to launch the organization's annual world report in Hong Kong this week....
17:40, 2020-01-12

Human rights group claims to locate North Korean execution sites SEOUL, South Korea — A human rights group said Tuesday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public execu...
17:08, 2019-06-11

Friday’s Daily Brief: human rights in Colombia, Myanmar and Nigeria, global displacement, and more On Friday, we cover: the UN calling for an end to attacks against human rights defenders; a record number of displaced due to conflict and disasters;...
21:48, 2019-05-10

Greta Thunberg, Fridays for Future movement win Amnesty human rights award Amnesty has awarded Swedish student activist Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement a human rights award. The movement has seen tens of t...
10:44, 2019-06-07

Italian leaders decry human rights ruling on mafia prison regimes ‘’Only jail scares the mobsters’, warn prosecutors who say ECHR judgment will hit war on organised crimeItalian ministers, prosecutors and police chi...
18:40, 2019-10-09

Court rules Northern Ireland abortion ban violates UK human rights commitments Belfast's High Court ruled on Thursday that Northern Ireland's strict abortion laws are incompatible with the United Kingdom's human rights commitmen...
14:24, 2019-10-03

Human Rights Briefing: Updates on Egypt, Zimbabwe, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia Here’s a roundup of human rights news this Friday: UN’s Bachelet urges restraint over arrests of Egypt protestors; expert calls for ‘democratic shift...
19:12, 2019-09-27

Canada pushed for probe into Khashoggi killing directly with UN human rights chief The request came prior to a report by the UN special rapporteur urging investigation of the murder....
21:24, 2019-11-28

Repression, use of force risk worsening Bolivia crisis: UN human rights chief The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is urging authorities in Bolivia to ensure security forces comply with international standards on the use o...
19:16, 2019-11-16

UN experts warn Assange arrest exposes him to risk of serious human rights violations Independent UN rights experts on Thursday said the arrest of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange by police in the United Kingdom, after the Ecuadoria...
18:32, 2019-04-11

China blasts Mike Pence’s ‘arrogance and hypocrisy’ over human rights remarks Beijing fired back at Vice President Mike Pence on Friday for his “arrogance and hypocrisy” after he accused China of curtailing human rights and voi...
14:08, 2019-10-25

Debate goes dark in Beijing as topics turn to China’s human rights violations A CNN correspondent shared an image of his television as candidates began to discuss the detention of the Uighur peopleA live stream of Thursday nigh...
06:32, 2019-12-20

China accuses UN human rights chief of inflaming Hong Kong unrest China has criticized the UN high commissioner for human rights after she suggested Hong Kong authorities should launch an investigation into the use ...
04:36, 2019-12-01

Cuban security forces are forcing dissidents into exile: human rights group MADRID, June 19 – Cuba’s state security is pressuring dissidents to go into exile in its attempt to weaken opposition on the Communist-ru...
18:16, 2019-06-19

Menendez faults Trump's UN nominee for focusing on human rights at confirmation hearing President Trump’s nominee to replace Nikki Haley as United Nations ambassador took fire at her confirmation hearing Wednesday for prioritizing human ...
23:48, 2019-06-19

China to suspend US Navy visits to Hong Kong over human rights legislation China is suspending U.S. Navy visits to Hong Kong and instituting a host of sanctions in retaliation for Congress’ passage of legislation supporting ...
11:04, 2019-12-02

UN human rights report cites ‘multiple root causes’ of deadly Chile protests During the recent mass protests which led Chile to declare a state of emergency, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said...
18:40, 2019-12-13

25 years after population conference, women still face challenges to ‘well-being and human rights’, says UN chief Many women and girls “still face enormous challenges to their health, well-being and human rights”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a High-le...
01:08, 2019-07-17

Spanish state TV shuns Super Cup in Saudi Arabia over human rights fears Broadcaster opts against bidding for rights to eventRFEF insist women will be allowed to attendThe Spanish state broadcaster RTVE has said it would n...
15:40, 2019-11-14

Social justice, human rights feature prominently at this year's Oscars in Hollywood Gender equality, the marginalization of indigenous languages, migration, the refugee crisis, the lives of domestic workers, poverty… All these issues...
16:12, 2019-04-09

Grievous violations continue against Myanmar civilians, Human Rights Council hears Marginalized communities in Myanmar still face “grievous human rights violations” at the hands of security forces, a UN-appointed independent expert ...
18:36, 2019-07-03

Activist critical of el-Sissi 'disappeared' as Egypt faces UN human rights review After posting videos critical of the government, Radwa Mohamed told a fellow activist she was terrified as Egyptian authorities took her in. Charges ...
20:04, 2019-11-14

Human rights experts call for ‘paradigm shift’ on arbitrary detention in Qatar A group of independent UN human rights experts is calling for a “paradigm shift” in Qatar to protect people in the Gulf State from arbitrary detentio...
19:08, 2019-11-14

Jailed Turkish human rights activist Osman Kavala: Accusations are 'nonsensical' The Turkish art patron and businessman Osman Kavala has been in jail for more than two years, accused of wanting to overthrow the government. DW spok...
20:56, 2019-12-16

Turkey: Osman Kavala kept in jail despite European human rights court ruling A Turkish court has ruled that human rights activist Osman Kavala must remain behind bars. The decision comes despite a binding ruling by a European ...
23:32, 2019-12-24

UN report reveals gross human rights violations to North Korean prisoners Secretary-General António Guterres says in a new report that prisoners who tried to escape or steal have reportedly been publicly executed, and detai...
04:08, 2019-08-03

UN human rights chief fears world has grown numb to Syrian carnage The relentless campaign of airstrikes in Syria has been met with a “collective shrug,” the top United Nations human rights official said on Friday, d...
17:36, 2019-07-26

Nicki Minaj Cancels Saudi Show After Complaints From Human Rights Groups It was “important for me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the L.G.B.T.Q. community and freedom of expression,” the rapper said....
21:24, 2019-07-09

Close to 500 people killed in Iraq protests since October: human rights group Iraq has been roiled by protests since Oct. 1 in which demonstrators have taken to the streets to decry corruption, poor services and a lack of jobs....
16:20, 2019-12-28

Facebook, Google business models a 'threat to human rights': Amnesty report Amnesty International said in a report that Facebook and Google's "surveillance-based business model" is inherently incompatible with the right to pr...
04:12, 2019-11-21

Migrants face ‘horrible’ conditions in Greece camps: human rights watchdog Dunja Mijatovic, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, said she had witnessed people queuing for food or to use a bathroom for more than t...
04:00, 2019-11-01

Israel expels Human Rights Watch country director Omar Shakir Israel has deported Omar Shakir of Human Rights Watch, claiming he supported a boycott of the Jewish state. Shakir, whose appeal against the expulsio...
01:36, 2019-11-26

US airstrike that killed Qassim Soleimani of Iran violates human rights law, UN official says The UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killing on Friday said the President Trump-approved drone strike against Qassim Soleimani, Iran’s top gene...
14:56, 2020-01-03

Hong Kong mass protests are just the start of a wider human rights battle The protesters may have won this round, but the fight is far from over. The mass demonstration that flooded downtown Hong Kong on Sunday — the lates...
18:20, 2019-06-17

Turkey's Wikipedia block violates human rights, high court rules Two-year-old ban contravenes of freedom of expression, say justicesThe Turkish government’s block on Wikipedia is a violation of freedom of expressio...
16:44, 2019-12-26

The Most Watched Show at the Office? Sexual Harassment Training Videos A nationwide awakening to workplace mistreatment has fostered a market for video companies and for actors who step into short, uncomfortable roles....
17:08, 2019-11-14

Myanmar military committed ‘routine, systematic’ sexual violence against ethnic minorities, UN experts find Myanmar’s military must stop using sexual and gender-based violence to terrorize and punish ethnic minorities, according to a new report released on ...
00:16, 2019-08-23

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18:56, 2019-10-08

Youth, indigenous peoples, migrants and refugees boost hope for human rights: Guterres People’s rights are under fire “in many parts of the globe,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Human Rights Council on Monday, before in...
10:43, 2019-04-09

Amir Khan must have ‘eyes firmly open’ to Saudi Arabia human rights issues Britain's Amir Khan is to face Neeraj Goyat in Jeddah in July The post Amir Khan must have ‘eyes firmly open’ to Saudi Arabia human rights issues app...
11:32, 2019-06-01

Jeremy O. Harris and Naomi Campbell to Be Honored With 2020 Human Rights Campaign Awards The fight for equality is ongoing, but the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)—the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civ...
21:20, 2020-01-31

Zimbabwe police used excessive force during anti-government protests: Human rights groups Zimbabwe's police used tear gas, arrests and beatings Friday to quell anti-government protests....
19:32, 2019-08-16

Venezuela: ‘A worrying destabilizing factor in the region’, Bachelet tells Human Rights Council Expressing deep concern at the “magnitude and gravity of the human rights impact” of Venezuela’s current crisis, the UN High Commissioner for Human R...
15:47, 2019-04-09

ASAP Rocky was arrested after a fight in Sweden. Now members of Congress say it’s a human rights issue. Several House members — as well as his hip-hop peers — have spoken out about the rapper's alleged mistreatment....
22:28, 2019-07-17

China blasts report that warns government poses global threat to human rights China has blasted a report from Human Rights Watch that accused it of constructing a surveillance state at home while seeking to silence critics abro...
21:52, 2020-01-15

Iraq: UN human rights report voices concern over conduct of ISIL fighter trials A new UN report published on Tuesday shows that while considerable effort has been made by Iraqi authorities to bring former ISIL terrorist fighters ...
18:32, 2020-01-28

Bayern Munich reject human rights motion ahead of annual general meeting Fans and human rights activists have frequently criticized Bayern Munich for its business dealings in Qatar. Ahead of its AGM, the club has now rejec...
16:24, 2019-11-15

World Pride underscores that all people are born ‘free and equal’ in dignity and human rights The empowering message straight from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) that "all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and h...
03:08, 2019-07-01

Adani deal with Myanmar military-linked company raises human rights alarm Australian expert worries Queensland coal may help fund armed forces accused of genocideThe Adani Group has signed a US$290m commercial deal with a h...
21:36, 2019-05-14

U.N. Reportedly Has a List of People Who Could Face War Crimes Charges Over Human Rights Violations in Yemen People directly responsible for alleged war crimes in Yemen could face charges, a panel of experts at the United Nations said Tuesday. The United Sta...
02:56, 2019-09-04

Ex-exec Ross LaJeunesse claims Google shrugged off human rights in search of profits An ex-Google exec on Thursday accused the search giant of abandoning its “Don’t be evil” credo as it chased profits. Ross LaJeunesse, an 11-year Goog...
23:00, 2020-01-02

Nicki Minaj Pulls Out of Saudi Arabia Concert After Criticism From Human Rights Group (NEW YORK) — Nicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women’s rights, gay r...
19:24, 2019-07-09

Genocide threat for Myanmar’s Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to “erase th...
18:36, 2019-09-16

Human rights group accuses Germany of mistreating rejected Afghan asylum-seeker A European watchdog raised concerns after German police allegedly squeezed the genitals of an Afghan deportee. While deportations are professionally ...
02:56, 2019-05-09

Nigeria's mental health system routinely chains patients up, says Human Rights Watch Thousands of people with mental health conditions are held in chains in institutions across Nigeria, Human Rights Watch said in a report published on...
18:24, 2019-11-11

Family takes on Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care at Human Rights Tribunal A case before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario accuses the province's Ministry of Long-Term Care of not enforcing the law in relation to a Paris,...
20:00, 2020-01-07

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Human Rights Day, Samoa measles, COP25, economic slowdown, Myanmar at ICJ A recap of Tuesday’s stories includes a day of activism on Human Rights Day; 70 Samoan lives now claimed by measles; COP25 news roundup from Madrid; ...
23:00, 2019-12-10

Global markets fall after Trump approves Hong Kong human rights bill The Trump-backed bills could potentially increase tensions as the U.S. and China talk about ending their trade war....
18:24, 2019-11-28

Fans take Uefa to task over final tickets and hosts’ poor human-rights records • Supporter groups want more tickets and accessible cities• Problems arose in Madrid and Baku last seasonA coalition of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool a...
10:04, 2019-08-28

Tiananmen Square protest leader urges West to link human rights, trade TOKYO — Veteran Chinese dissident Wang Dan urged Western nations to restore the link between human rights and trade with China in a speech Wednesday ...
20:40, 2019-05-29

Northern Ireland's abortion laws break UK human rights, court rules Northern Ireland's strict abortion law breaches the UK's human rights commitments, the High Court in Belfast has ruled....
12:08, 2019-10-03

The US blacklisted some of China's most valuable AI startups over human rights issues in a dramatic trade war escalation Andy Wong/AP Photo The US placed an additional 28 Chinese companies on a trade blacklist on Monday. Among these 28 were eight major tech companies, i...
14:00, 2019-10-08

Amnesty International Germany awards human rights prize to ocean rescue activists Amnesty International has awarded its human rights prize to the luventa10, crew members of a sea rescue ship that saved refugees stranded at sea. The...
06:48, 2020-02-12

Human rights group asks Nicki Minaj to cancel performance in Saudi Arabia The "Megatron" rapper is performing in the country next week despite calls to quit the gig over human rights violations....
21:44, 2019-07-08

Emily Ratajkowski turns down Saudi Arabia appearance, cites human rights concerns Emily Ratajkowski recently turned down a paid appearance in Saudi Arabia in an effort to shed light on the human rights violations occurring in the M...
16:24, 2019-12-23

India should ‘unlock’ freedom curbs in disputed Kashmir, urges UN human rights chief The people of Indian-administered Kashmir continue to be deprived of numerous basic freedoms, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesd...
15:48, 2019-10-29

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: ‘Appalling’ conditions in Syria camp, precarious SDG progress, South Sudan, Palestine refugees and mining in Mongolia A recap of Wednesday’s top stories: ‘Inhumane conditions’ in Syria’s Al Hol camp worsening; SDG progress risks going backward; food insecurity in Sou...
23:20, 2019-09-11

The coronavirus may run rampant in some countries least prepared to deal with it. If that happens experts say the virus could become endemic. REUTERS/Christopher Pike The COVID-19 virus has been found in 30 countries across the world, and the World Health Organization is calling the spread ...
00:24, 2020-02-23

A domestic violence activist says NBC tried to kill her story detailing sexual assault allegations against Russell Simmons and AJ Calloway Earl Gibson III/WireImage Domestic violence activist and author Sil Lai Abrams published an op-ed in The Daily Beast on Monday in which she accused N...
20:52, 2019-10-21

Ripple effect of sexual violence in conflict threatens ‘collective security’, stains ‘our common humanity’, says UN chief  Sexual violence in conflict is a “threat to our collective security” and a “stain on our common humanity”, United Nations Secretary-General António G...
18:08, 2019-06-19

Politicization of migrant ‘crisis’ in Hungary making them scapegoats, independent UN human rights expert warns  Expressing deep concern over how migration and migrants themselves are being politicized and scapegoated in Hungary, an independent United Nations hu...
20:36, 2019-07-17

Human rights experts call on Pakistan to clear scholar of blasphemy, lift death sentence International law permits the death penalty only in exceptional circumstances, and requires incontrovertible evidence of intentional murder, the UN e...
15:52, 2019-12-27

Appointment of alleged war criminal to head of Sri Lanka army ‘deeply troubling’, says UN human rights chief The appointment of Sri Lankan Lieutenant-General Shavendra Silva as Commander of the country’s army is deeply troubling, UN human rights chief Michel...
21:48, 2019-08-19

'Human, vulnerable and perfect': New Rosa Parks exhibit shines light on civil rights legend You may think you know Rosa Parks. But a new exhibit at the Library of Congress aims to educate visitors even more.      ...
17:16, 2019-12-05

Greater transparency, fairer prices for medicines ‘a global human rights issue’, says UN health agency  While developing countries have long struggled with the price of medicines, today’s costs have rendered it a world-wide challenge, and the key topic ...
01:44, 2019-04-15

Pompeo criticizes Beijing economic, human rights record amid U.S.-China trade deal Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's remarks were the second harshly critical speech about China from a senior Trump administration official in a week. V...
02:48, 2019-10-31

Politicization of migrant ‘crisis’ in Hungary making them scapegoats, independent UN human rights expert warns Expressing deep concern over how migration and migrants themselves are being politicized and scapegoated in Hungary, an independent United Nations hu...
12:00, 2019-09-30

Hong Kong’s struggle is ours too. It’s a wake-up call to defend all basic human rights | Natalie Nougayrède The young activists’ aspirations – to assemble peacefully, to speak freely, to not be persecuted – are a universal causeWhy do the Hong Kong activist...
07:28, 2019-06-19

High Court rules that transgender man being registered as his child's mother does not break human rights A transgender man who has given birth but does not want to be described as "mother" on a birth certificate has lost a High Court fight....
14:20, 2019-09-25

Haiti stands ‘at the crossroads’ between peacekeeping, development – Bachelet urges strengthened ‘human rights protection’  With the end of the UN’s peacekeeping presence in Haiti in sight, the UN’s human rights chief told the Security Council on Wednesday that the country...
10:42, 2019-04-09

Human rights lawyer who investigated Jamal Khashoggi's murder explains why she's hopeful that the case could still be solved Panorama team/BBC Panorama United Nations rapporteur Agnès Callamard investigated Jamal Khashoggi's death for six months. She presented a 100-...
11:04, 2019-11-23

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Global Refugee Forum, Venezuela human rights, breast cancer hopes Our top stories for Wednesday include: First Global Refugee Forum ends in Geneva; Venezuela misery on multiple fronts, outlined by UN rights chief; a...
00:04, 2019-12-19

Friday’s Daily Brief: hunger in North Korea, human rights in Iran, updates on DR Congo and Benin This Friday, we cover: a worrying food crisis in the Democratic Republic of North Korea; attacks against civilians in DR Congol; outrage after the ex...
22:04, 2019-05-03

Monday’s Daily Brief: increasing inequality, human rights and climate, civil war crimes, Ethiopia reforms New UN development report warns global inequality breeding a “new generation of inequalities”; human rights linked to climate change by senior UN off...
23:48, 2019-12-09

Experts dispute Canada’s claim of no link between Saudi arms sales and human rights abuses Last September, video from Houthi-run Al Masirah TV and Al Jazeera showed what appear to be Canadian-made LAVs....
23:12, 2019-11-22

50 Cent, Janet Jackson and others to perform in Saudi Arabia amid criticism of human rights record "It’s profoundly distressing that they have chosen money over morals," Thor Halvorssen, CEO of the Human Rights Foundation, said of the artists set t...
19:12, 2019-07-18

‘Act with restraint’ UN human rights chief urges Hong Kong authorities and protestors, following airport disruption After two consecutive days of chaos at Hong Kong International Airport, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Michelle Bachelet expressed...
14:48, 2019-08-14

UN human rights chief ‘hopeful’ Venezuelan authorities are ready to address violations, calls for dialogue “The only way out of this crisis is to come together, in dialogue”: that was the clear message delivered by Michelle Bachelet, the UN human rights ch...
12:20, 2019-07-22

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: hate speech, dementia, Libya and Yemen, human rights in Brazil and Lebanon This Tuesday, we cover: the UN chief in New Zealand’s Christchurch calls for end to hate speech; how a healthy life style can prevent dementia; updat...
20:40, 2019-05-14

UN’s Bachelet rejects Sri Lankan official’s ‘spin’ on Human Rights Council encounter, urges reforms The UN’s top rights official on Wednesday rejected claims by Sri Lankan officials that she distanced herself from a report on the country and instruc...
15:47, 2019-04-09

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Iraq protests, ‘historic’ new Syria talks, Guinea-Bissau crisis, South Sudan, new UN nuclear watchdog chief A recap of Wednesday’s stories: new Syria talks begin in Geneva; Chile pulls out as host of major climate conference; UN calls for national talks to ...
21:44, 2019-10-30

Thursday’s Daily Brief: the European Charlemagne prize, sexual abuse, transgender rights, Somalia and Libya updates Top stories this Thursday: UN chief Guterres received the Charlemagne Prize for services towards European unification; sexual abuse in Somalia and wi...
22:44, 2019-05-30

South Africa struggles to combat its problems with violence Criminality seems to have become an established part of society in the rainbow nation. Murder, rape and xenophobia have painted a dark picture of Sou...
15:52, 2019-09-21

Monday’s Daily Brief: Children in armed conflict, Ebola in DR Congo, human rights in Bahrain, and two International Days Our main stories today cover: A new report on children and armed conflict, a day to combat human trafficking; funds needed to fight Ebola in DR Congo...
23:16, 2019-07-30

Global Affairs finds no ‘credible’ evidence linking Saudi arms sales to human rights abuses “There is no substantial risk that current Canadian exports of military equipment or other controlled items to KSA would result in any of the negativ...
17:08, 2019-11-22

Trump signs bills supporting human rights in Hong Kong amid China trade spat “I signed these bills out of respect for President Xi, China and the people of Hong Kong,” Trump said in a statement....
02:52, 2019-11-28

Influencers and celebrities sparked backlash for flocking to a music festival in Saudi Arabia — despite its human rights abuses Multiple influencers and celebrities sparked criticism for attending a music festival in Saudi Arabia despite the country's lengthy record of human-r...
23:04, 2019-12-22

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Children in armed conflict, Ebola in DR Congo, human rights in Bahrain, and two International Days Our main stories today cover: A new report on children and armed conflict, a day to combat human trafficking; funds needed to fight Ebola in DR Congo...
17:36, 2019-07-31

Equality and Human Rights Commission launches formal investigation into allegations of anti-Semitism within Labour Party The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a formal investigation into alleged anti-Semitism in the Labour Party....
13:24, 2019-05-28

Thursday’s Daily Brief: ambulance attack in Libya, #GlobalGoals defenders, human rights in Cambodia, Swine Fever On Thursday, we cover: a tragic attack against an ambulance in Libya; six new advocates for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals; a call for a change...
23:52, 2019-05-09

Former Google exec says he was 'sidelined' as the company refused to implement human rights policies while pushing into China (GOOGL) Aly Song/Reuters Google's former head of international relations, Ross LaJeunesse, says he was effectively pushed out last April after 11 years with ...
19:48, 2020-01-02

Global Affairs finds no ‘credible evidence’ linking Saudi arms sales to human rights abuses “There is no substantial risk that current Canadian exports of military equipment or other controlled items to KSA would result in any of the negativ...
21:48, 2019-11-22

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes blasted for claiming Ilhan Omar is ‘consistent’ on human rights in Middle East MSNBC host Chris Hayes is facing criticism for his praise of freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and what he calls her “consistent” voice in ...
14:56, 2019-04-10

Trump hints at vetoing Hong Kong human rights bill to ease trade talks with China President Trump suggested Friday that he might veto a bipartisan Hong Kong human rights bill because it could complicate a trade deal he is negotiati...
17:16, 2019-11-22

Experts say the cruise ship quarantine was unjustified and violated human rights, letting the coronavirus 'literally pick them off one by one' Associated Press After an extra 14 days on the waves, passengers and crew left onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship for a COVID-19 quarantine in ...
16:00, 2020-02-19

Monday’s Daily Brief: Online hate, gender equality in Africa, Chile protests, African migrants in Europe, Security Council in South Sudan A recap of Monday’s main stories: companies ‘failing’ to address offline harm incited by online hate; gender equality ‘precursor’ to sustaining peace...
23:24, 2019-10-21

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: sexual violence in conflict, a malaria vaccine trial, updates on Libya, Ebola in DR Congo, Sri Lanka and Mali Here are our top stories for this Tuesday: a focus on conflict-related sexual violence at the Security Council, a groundbreaking trial for a malaria ...
20:24, 2019-04-23

South African president condemns anti-foreigner violence Five killed and businesses attacked in wave of violence against immigrants Police in South Africa are struggling to contain an outbreak of violence a...
19:12, 2019-09-03

Thousands protest in South Africa over rising violence against women President promises to do more after the most deadly month for violent crimes against women country has ever seenThousands of South African women took...
18:36, 2019-09-05