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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 ...

More than 300 human rights activists were killed in 2019, report reveals

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'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos show Kim Jong Un opening a new ski town that North Korean state media called the 'epitome of civilization' — but human rights activists say it was built with slave labor KCNA via Reuters A massive celebration was held in North Korea on Monday to mark the opening of the new village of Samjiyon, a ski town on the slopes...
18:08, 2019-12-03

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

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

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

Walmart beats Whole Foods in a new report on workers' rights, and it reveals how Amazon has become the new villain of big business A new Oxfam report grades Walmart highest and Amazon-owned Whole Foods lowest on workers' rights issues throughout the supply chain. Whole Foods said...
19:28, 2019-10-10

Safe drinking water, sanitation, are ‘basic human rights’: new UN Water Development report Safe water and access to proper sanitation are essential to eradicate poverty, build peaceful societies and ensure that no one is left behind on the ...
10:43, 2019-04-09

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 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

'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

Amazon executive was killed after colliding with a van delivering the company's packages, report reveals (AMZN) AP Amazon's first chief financial officer, Joy Covey, was killed after colliding with a van delivering Amazon packages, according to a report by Buzz...
23:00, 2019-12-23

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

Animal rights activists score win at Barcelona zoo BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Animal rights activists in Barcelona are celebrating a victory after the Spanish city ordered its municipal zoo to restrict t...
11:36, 2019-05-23

Australia PM seeks new law to penalize animal rights activists Australia's government proposed on Wednesday to criminalise some actions of animal rights protesters after activists blocked traffic in Melbourne and...
11:44, 2019-04-10

Can someone please send mushrooms to all the men’s rights activists out there? | Arwa Mahdawi If Roosh V, rape-apologist and leading voice in the online ‘manosphere’, can change his ways, perhaps psychedelics can advance feminismSign up for th...
15:08, 2019-05-25

Cuba's gay rights activists take to the streets defiant and proud Gay pride parade in Cuba’s capital goes ahead despite official march being bannedThe annual gay pride parade in Cuba’s capital is usually an upbeat, ...
09:52, 2019-05-12

Anti-vaxxers are comparing themselves to civil rights activists White moms in California are protesting against the state’s vaccine mandates — and comparing themselves to civil rights activists, accord...
05:44, 2019-09-19

U.S. abortion-rights activists vow to challenge landmark Alabama ban U.S. abortion-rights activists on Wednesday vowed to challenge an Alabama bill banning abortion in almost all cases, including pregnancies resulting ...
17:48, 2019-05-15

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

Melbourne Cup attendance falls as animal rights activists take up position Regulars notice a quieter Flemington but still enjoy their day off and the chance to get together for a drink and a flutterSome of the punters filing...
09:48, 2019-11-05

Calgary animal rights activists protest elephant hunt About 50 protesters gathered outside the Westin hotel by the Calgary airport on Saturday, speaking out against a controversial elephant hunt....
23:00, 2020-01-26

UN rights expert urges greater protection for Myanmar activists Making the appeal is the UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, who reports that online hostility against activists has increased since the a...
17:36, 2019-12-10

Blind men say they were ‘accosted’ by animal rights activists for using guide dogs A blind man claims he and his blind pal were verbally “accosted” by a self-proclaimed animal rights activist while they were at a bar with their guid...
21:12, 2019-10-22

Blind men say they were ‘accosted’ by animal rights activists for their guide dogs A blind man claims he and his blind pal were verbally “accosted” by a self-proclaimed animal rights activist while they were at a bar with their guid...
21:00, 2019-10-22

Anti-vaccine protesters are likening themselves to civil rights activists The approach reflected the level of desperation among families staunchly opposed to vaccinating their children....
16:04, 2019-09-18

Afghanistan's rights activists express concern over US-Taliban talks In an interview with DW, Shaharzad Akbar, head of Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Commission, said that any US-Taliban deal that undermines th...
21:56, 2019-08-28

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

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

East German civil rights activists praised in Bundestag 30 years on The parliamentary debate praised civil rights groups and the church for their roles in bringing about a peaceful revolution 30 years ago in former Ea...
16:08, 2019-06-06

Abortion-rights activists to rally at supreme court against new state bans About 400 events are set to take place across the US in what groups are describing as a Stop Abortion Bans Day of ActionUS abortion-rights campaigner...
17:28, 2019-05-21

Greek activists warn of surge in police brutality and rights violations Human rights groups deplore excessive use of force that includes beatings with batons Greece has seen an alarming rise in police violence, amid repor...
08:00, 2019-12-31

Abortion rights activists hold protests in all 50 states to ‘stop the bans’ Supporters of abortion rights flooded state capitols, town squares and courthouses around the country Tuesday to protest a wave of new laws restricti...
02:16, 2019-05-22

Fur fury: Animal-rights activists protest at Midtown’s Dolce & Gabbana Anti-fur activists faced off with security guards after storming Dolce & Gabbana flagship store on Fifth Avenue Sunday, according to a protester and ...
03:44, 2019-08-28

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

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

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

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

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

Activists form human chain to stop ICE from taking man, young son into custody Several Tennesseans formed a human chain to stop federal immigration agents from taking their neighbor and his 12-year-old son into custody, new vide...
19:08, 2019-07-24

Kate Upton called 'murderer' by animal rights activists over partnership with retailer Model Kate Upton was called a "murderer" by animal rights activists when they crashed a fitness class she was hosting....
05:00, 2019-12-19

U.S. abortion-rights activists rally at Supreme Court to protest new state bans U.S. abortion-rights campaigners, including several Democrats running for president in 2020, are set to rally in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesda...
16:08, 2019-05-21

Calgary elephant hunt auction sparks outrage from animal rights activists A protest is being organized ahead of an elephant hunt auction set to take place in northeast Calgary on Saturday....
01:08, 2020-01-24

Abortion-rights activists rally at Supreme Court to protest new state bans U.S. abortion-rights campaigners, including several Democrats running for president in 2020, are set to rally in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesda...
16:24, 2019-05-21

'We Shall Overcome': California anti-vaccine activists claim civil rights mantle The approach reflected the level of desperation among families staunchly opposed to vaccinating their children....
11:21, 2019-09-18

Aung San Suu Kyi appears at ICJ as UN rights expert urges greater protection for Myanmar activists Making the appeal is the UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, who reports that online hostility against activists has increased since the a...
18:44, 2019-12-10

Taylor Swift cancels Melbourne Cup performance after animal rights activists protested Taylor Swift has canceled a scheduled performance at Australia's Melbourne Cup, after animal rights activists campaigned against her appearance at th...
20:08, 2019-09-21

U.S. trans activists try to stay hopeful despite political efforts to roll back rights Activists contend that political efforts to roll back transgender rights contribute, at least indirectly, to the persistent phenomenon of anti-trans ...
17:48, 2019-11-20

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gillette advert on #MeToo sparks backlash from Piers Morgan and men's rights activists Gillette's new advert, which challenges toxic masculinity and sexual harassment, has prompted angry reactions from men's rights activists....
12:48, 2019-10-16

Young climate activists accuse world leaders of violating child rights through inaction Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg and 15 other young climate activists on Monday filed a complaint with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of t...
23:04, 2019-09-23

Civil rights activists slam Facebook's 'insufficient' attempts to tackle hate on its platform Facebook's latest update on its ongoing companywide civil rights audit has been criticized by activists who say that the social network needs to do m...
19:12, 2019-07-01

Young climate activists accuse world leaders' of violating child rights through inaction Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg and 15 other young climate activists on Monday filed a complaint with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of t...
21:36, 2019-09-23

Countries violate rights over climate change, argue youth activists in landmark UN complaint The failure of governments to act on the climate crisis, constitutes a violation of children’s rights, according to a landmark complaint presented to...
23:28, 2019-09-24

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anti-abortion activists want to treat embryos like human beings. This could gut access to IVF for people who want kids. Getty In addition to opposing abortion, some activists are also against in vitro fertilization, and surrogacy. Many of these anti-abortion activists ...
20:08, 2019-12-20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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...
10:40, 2019-04-09

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conflict over resources: 164 activists killed last year Over 160 people were killed for trying to protect the environment in 2018, says NGO Global Witness. While the Philppines tops the list with 30 deaths...
08:52, 2019-07-30

Syrian activists: At least 14 killed in rebel stronghold BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists and rescuers say government warplanes and artillery have pounded the last rebel stronghold in the country, killing at ...
13:24, 2019-05-29

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SF Activists Speak Out After 3 Black Women Are Killed Within a Month Monday, San Francisco city and community leaders gathered in the Tenderloin district for a call for action in the wake of three homicides where black...
18:52, 2020-01-14

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Syrian activists say bombing of rebel area killed 5 people BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rescue workers and activists say government warplanes have bombed the last rebel stronghold in the country again, levelling a bu...
14:32, 2019-05-30

Stone-Age 'chewing gum' reveals human DNA A lump of gum has revealed a dark-skinned, blue-eyed, hunter-gatherer who inhabited Scandinavia thousands of years ago. This is the first time a full...
01:20, 2019-12-18

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...
17:08, 2019-11-22

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members of Congress, celebrities, and activists offer words of support after civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis announces stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis Screenshot via Twitter Members of Congress, celebrities, and rights activists have offered words of support for US Rep. John Lewis of Georgia after h...
07:52, 2019-12-30

Taylor Swift reveals why she took a stand for LGBTQ rights Singer says facing her previous lack of advocacy had been ‘kind of devastating’Taylor Swift says she felt compelled to publicly champion LGBTQ causes...
08:04, 2019-08-09

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

Trump's signing of a Hong Kong human rights bill reportedly slashed efforts towards a China trade deal Reuters/Jonathan Ernst President Donald Trump last week signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, a bill which requires the State Departme...
04:28, 2019-12-02

Trump signs bill to defend human rights in Hong Kong in a powerful act that is likely to put an additional strain on relations with China REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, taking a powerful stand against China...
01:00, 2019-11-28

Venezuela: ‘Shocked’ by alleged torture, death of navy captain, UN human rights chief urges ‘in-depth’ investigation The UN human rights chief has expressed her deep concern over the alleged torture and subsequent death of a retired navy captain who had been impriso...
22:12, 2019-07-02

Make smartphones last longer to cut emissions in EU: activists' report Extending the lifespan of smartphones by just one year would significantly reduce carbon emissions in the European Union, a report from environmental...
15:56, 2019-09-18

Jay-Z, Roc Nation File Federal Lawsuit Against Mississippi Prison Officials for Violent Conditions, 'Failure to Meet Basic Human Rights' I’ve never spent a day of my life in prison, but I’m pretty sure that when a recent rash of stabbings and violent attacks led to the deaths of five i...
16:48, 2020-01-15

Thursday’s Daily Brief: dire living conditions in Idlib, migrants at US southern border, end in sight for trachoma, Human Rights Council This Thursday, we cover: the dire humanitarian situation in Syria’ Idlib; living conditions at the US-Mexico border denounced by the UN Children’s Fu...
23:40, 2019-06-27

UN reveals rights abuse at thriving markets in North Korea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A U.N. report says North Koreans working in hundreds of capitalistic-style markets are often abused and forced to engage in...
08:56, 2019-05-28

About 13m US children are living below the poverty line, rights group reveals Children’s Defense Fund says doubling federal minimum wage and increased tax credits would cut ‘moral travesty’ of child poverty‘You can’t win’: the ...
12:52, 2019-05-01

Chick-fil-A just announced it will no longer donate to groups criticized by LGBTQ activists. Here's the strange and surprising history of corporations and LGBTQ rights. Nick Lehr, the arts and culture editor of The Conversation, sat down with law professor Carlos Ball to discuss his new book, "The Queering of Corpora...
17:20, 2019-11-19

I was a human pet after my family was killed in Rwandan genocide Running as fast as she could in the dark, terrified nine-year-old Marceline had no idea she was fleeing a genocide which would wipe out her entire fa...
00:44, 2019-07-16

Vietnam imprisoning more political activists in online crackdown: report HANOI — Vietnam has stepped up its imprisonment of political activists, Amnesty International said in a report on Monday, intensifying a crackd...
20:36, 2019-05-13

The US Senate unanimously passed a bill to defend human rights in Hong Kong — a powerful act of defiance against China as pro-democracy protests rage Kyodo News via Getty Images The US Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill to protect human rights in Hong Kong as protests continue to rage in t...
05:04, 2019-11-20

The US House and Senate both passed bills to defend human rights in Hong Kong — a powerful act of defiance against China as pro-democracy protests rage Kyodo News via Getty Images The House on Wednesday rushed to pass a bill meant to protect human rights in Hong Kong as protests continued to rage in ...
00:24, 2019-11-21

At least 544 civilians killed in Russian-led assault in Syria, rights groups say Syrian Network for Human Rights says two-month offensive has left 130 children deadAt least 544 civilians have been killed and over 2,000 people inju...
05:32, 2019-07-07

Rights group: 23 inmates killed in Venezuelan jail riot CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A prisoner rights group in Venezuela says 23 inmates died when guards opened fire to subdue an uprising. Humberto Prado of ...
22:20, 2019-05-24

Two-million-year-old toothache may have killed an early human A new analysis of a rare hominin specimen has revealed what may be the earliest known dental abscess – a painful mass of pus growing inside the jaw –...
10:40, 2019-04-09

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

Women’s rights under microscope in Afghanistan as female political adviser killed Gunmen shot dead a former television journalist and adviser to the Afghan parliament in Kabul on Saturday, underlining threats to women and drawing w...
18:00, 2019-05-13

What a 20 million-year-old monkey skull reveals about the evolution of human brains A rare, palm-size, 20 million-year-old fossil skull from an extinct monkey that was discovered high in the Andes Mountains is helping researchers lea...
18:32, 2019-08-22

First Neanderthal Remains Discovered in Serbia Reveals Human Migration History In 2015, our Serbian-Canadian archaeological research team was working at a cave site named Pešturina, in Eastern Serbia, where we had found thousand...
11:52, 2019-05-02

Immigrants 'detained for years at Heathrow centre in human rights breach' Immigration detainees are being held for excessively long periods in breach of their human rights at a centre near Heathrow blighted by gang crime an...
12:16, 2019-05-30

Soccer Superstar Removed From China's Pro Evolution Soccer After Calling Out Human Rights Abuses Video game publisher NetEase has said it will remove Arsenal player Mesut Özil from Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 in China, after Özil criticized the cou...
00:00, 2019-12-19

Three mountain lions killed after being found feeding on human remains Three mountain lions found feeding on human remains near a popular Tucson hiking trail have been killed, Arizona authorities said Wednesday....
09:08, 2020-01-02

Three mountain lions killed after found feeding on human remains Three mountain lions found feeding on human remains near a popular Tucson hiking trail have been killed, Arizona authorities said Wednesday....
07:00, 2020-01-02

Monday’s Daily Brief: Israeli-Palestinian conflict, gender gap in Latin America, Syria talks in Geneva, human rights in Egypt, the future of digital telecommunications A recap of Monday’s top stories: ‘Multi-generational tragedy’ in Israel and Palestine demands viable two-State solution; gender gap persists in Latin...
22:08, 2019-10-28

Rights group: Staff threatened following incendiary report CAIRO (AP) — A leading rights group has accused Egypt’s state-controlled media of launching a smear campaign against its staff. Human Rights Wa...
11:28, 2019-05-31

Orangutan who was granted human rights in landmark legal case flies to US for more 'dignified' life An orangutan who was granted the same legal rights as a human in a landmark court case has finally arrived in the US after spending 20 years in an Ar...
11:52, 2019-09-28

Human rights campaigners hail major change by WHO as transgender no longer recognised as 'mental disorder' Human rights campaigners have welcomed a major change to the World Health Organisation's global manual of diagnoses that means transgender health iss...
19:52, 2019-05-29

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

Human Poop Emoji Donald Trump Jr. Killed an Endangered Sheep Because He’s an Asshole When the poop emoji wanted to move through the world without being detected, it needed a human host. The human host had to have very little brain act...
23:48, 2019-12-12

PS Plus July 2019 CHANGE - Detroit Become Human replaces free PES 2019 in PlayStation Plus PlayStation Plus has made a change to the PS Plus July 2019 lineup. Here's everything you need to know...
16:24, 2019-07-02

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

New UN report on families in a changing world puts ‘women’s rights at their core’ While women’s rights have advanced over the decades, gender inequalities and other fundamental human rights violations within families persist, accor...
17:40, 2019-06-25

Amazon working on human emotion-detecting wearable, report says It seems Amazon is preparing for a push into the wearable device market with a voice-activated gadget capable of detecting human emotions....
15:56, 2019-05-23

Report: Human traffickers in Africa shifting business models ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A new report indicates human traffickers in East and North Africa are shifting their business models to evade detection....
14:04, 2019-05-10

Climate crisis seriously damaging human health, report finds National academies say effects include spread of diseases and worse mental healthA report by experts from 27 national science academies has set out t...
11:24, 2019-06-04

Microplastics are in our drinking water, but are of ‘low concern’ for human health: WHO report Microplastics are "ubiquitous" but there's not much evidence to show that they're harmful, according to the World Health Organization....
02:40, 2019-08-22

Saudi Arabia has launched the IPO of the world's most profitable company. Meet Mohammed bin Salman, the 34-year-old crown prince who's at the center of human rights issues and drops millions on yachts and mansions. AP Photo/Francois Mori Mohammed bin Salman is the 34-year-old crown prince of Saudi Arabia. He controls part of the royal family's vast wealth, which...
16:44, 2019-11-04

Saudi Arabia's oil giant is now the world's most valuable company. Meet Mohammed bin Salman, the 34-year-old crown prince who's at the center of human rights issues and drops millions on yachts and mansions. AP Photo/Francois Mori Mohammed bin Salman is the 34-year-old crown prince of Saudi Arabia. He controls part of the royal family's vast wealth, which...
18:20, 2019-12-11

The Saudi crown prince allegedly hacked Jeff Bezos' phone. Meet 34-year-old Mohammed bin Salman, who's at the center of human rights issues and drops millions on yachts and mansions. AP Photo/Francois Mori Mohammed bin Salman is the 34-year-old crown prince of Saudi Arabia. The UN said this week it had received credible informatio...
22:24, 2020-01-24

Saudi Arabia is on a roll with Aramco, Ruiz vs Joshua, and a new tourist visa. Mohammed bin Salman could use these 'wins' to whitewash his awful human-rights record. (ARAMCO) REUTERS/Amir Levy Saudi Aramco became the most valuable company in the world on its opening day of trading on Wednesday, leaving US giants like Apple...
14:20, 2019-12-11

Colombia: ‘Terrible trend’ of rights defenders killed, harassed; UN calls for ‘significant effort’ to tackle impunity Alarmed by the “strikingly high number” of human rights defenders being killed, harassed and threatened in Colombia, the UN Human Rights Office (OHCH...
18:20, 2019-05-10

Video of a FedEx worker struggling under the weight of a 144-pound package reveals the human impact of online shopping Surveillance video shows a FedEx worker swearing and dropping a 144-pound package on the ground multiple times during a scheduled pickup. "I don't un...
19:56, 2019-12-10

Nature loss: Major report to highlight 'natural and human emergency' Critical scientific assessment of humanity's impact on nature to be released after Paris negotiations....
02:16, 2019-04-28

The Report's Daniel Jones and Scott Z. Burns on Obama, The CIA, and human fallibility With Trump’s impeachment inquiry in full swing, it’s easy to myopically think that he’s the only president in recent history who faced problems durin...
20:36, 2019-11-15

Human trafficking cases hit a 13-year record high, new UN report shows The latest Global Report On Trafficking In Persons, released on Tuesday by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at UN headquarters in...
10:40, 2019-04-09

According to a new report by the Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general, migrant According to a new report by the Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general, migrant children separated from their parents “showed mo...
19:56, 2019-09-04

Saudi Arabia's oil company is now worth a record-breaking $2 trillion. Meet Mohammed bin Salman, the 34-year-old crown prince who's at the center of human rights issues and drops millions on yachts and mansions. AP Photo/Francois Mori Mohammed bin Salman is the 34-year-old crown prince of Saudi Arabia. He controls part of the royal family's vast wealth, which...
19:04, 2019-12-12

Mutant goat born with human-like face will be ‘worshipped as an avatar of God' in India: report A mutated goat with a face that looks eerily like a human has been born in India, shocking onlookers....
16:16, 2020-01-23

Arizona officials killed 3 mountain lions that were found feeding on human remains near a popular hiking trail National Park Service via AP The Arizona Game and Fish Department killed three mountain lions after officials discovered that the animals were feedin...
16:32, 2020-01-02

‘Invisible crisis of water quality’ threatens human and environmental well-being: World Bank report Deteriorating water quality worldwide is slashing the economic potential of heavily polluted areas, according to a new World Bank report, released on...
22:16, 2019-08-20

‘Invisible’ crisis of water quality threatens human and environmental well-being: World Bank report Deteriorating water quality worldwide is slashing the economic potential of heavily polluted areas, according to a new World Bank report, released on...
23:56, 2019-08-20

China suspends review of US requests to send military ships and aircraft to Hong Kong in response to Hong Kong human rights bill Shutterstock / Lewis Tse Pui Lung China's Foreign Ministry on Monday said the country is suspending its review of requests made by US military ships ...
10:12, 2019-12-02

Climate change could end human race, most Brits say in poll, as major report calls for zero emissions by 2050 A majority of Britons believe climate change could end the human race, according to a new poll released after weeks of high profile protests in the c...
10:00, 2019-05-02

Navy SEAL reveals on stand he killed prisoner, not chief A Navy SEAL testifying against a decorated chief in his murder trial confessed that he was responsible for killing a captive Islamic State teen, not ...
21:20, 2019-06-20

Cyclist killed in A40 crash was 'fearless' animal rights activist A cyclist who died in a collision with a lorry on the A40 was a "kind and caring" animal rights activist, friends have said....
10:48, 2020-01-09

Teen killed by police was shot three times in the back, autopsy reveals Screenshot/Colorado Springs Police Department A black man was running from Colorado police officers when they shot him three times in the back and h...
14:28, 2019-08-16

Report reveals no-deal Brexit impact – here's what you need to know Shortages of fresh foods, medicines and petrol predicted in Operation Yellowhammer Brexit planning report, as well as problems sharing data between t...
15:44, 2019-09-12

Dad of man killed by toxic protein shake reveals moment mum found him dead in bathroom THE DAD of a man killed by a protein shake which contained more than 50 times the caffeine of coffee have revealed the heartbreaking moment they foun...
19:40, 2019-07-09

Parts of northern England could run dry by 2035, report reveals Thinktank IPPR North warns of leaks, overuse and climate crisis making droughts more likelyDemand for water could outstrip supply by 2035 in parts of...
08:08, 2019-08-29

New report reveals exciting iPhone 11 features we never saw coming Apple will release three new iPhone 11 models this coming September and when it does, no one should be surprised. First, you’ve got the fact th...
17:00, 2019-07-23

New report reveals why Boeing's 737 Max has taken so long to return to service (BA) REUTERS/Abhirup Roy A near-crash during a flight-simulator session in June led to a complete redesign of the Boeing 737 Max's flight computer archite...
18:48, 2019-11-08

Whistleblower report reveals how far Trump’s ethical rot has spread Report indicates there were a lot of people involved in Trump’s scheme to tamper in the 2020 election and prosecute opponentsTrump-Ukraine whistleblo...
21:04, 2019-09-26

MoD drone crashed into tree near Aberporth, report reveals Details emerge of one of five military drone crashes in mid Wales - this one near a school....
11:28, 2019-08-11

New UN poverty report reveals ‘vast inequalities’ between countries There are vast inequalities across countries, and among the poorer segments of societies, says a new UN report published on Thursday....
17:12, 2019-07-11

Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in prison, report says Wealthy financier accused of sex trafficking has killed himself in prison, according to a report by ABC NewsWealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein has kil...
15:20, 2019-08-10

Storefront Vacant Report reveals NYC is in a retail leasing crisis As DCP Director Marisa Lago put it, the research shows that “the reasons for storefront vacancies are complex and varied.”...
05:00, 2019-08-27

UN report reveals how hard it will be to meet climate change targets Carbon emissions from human activity have never fallen globally, but to keep global warming to 1.5°C they need to tumble by nearly 8 per cent every y...
10:04, 2019-11-26

SDG progress ‘in danger’ of going backwards without change in direction, new UN report reveals The current worldwide sustainable development model is threatening to reverse years of progress, if strategies don’t drastically change, an independe...
22:12, 2019-09-11

Whistleblower report reveals how far Trump’s dubious ethics have spread Report indicates there were a lot of people involved in Trump’s scheme to tamper in the 2020 election and prosecute opponentsTrump-Ukraine whistleblo...
22:36, 2019-09-26

Kuo’s latest report reveals Apple changing suppliers for key products As if we needed another proof that the holidays are over and we’re back to the daily grind, the first 2020 report from Ming-Chi Kuo is apparently out...
11:20, 2020-01-03

New Report Reveals Widespread Abuse, Mistreatment of Women During Childbirth (JOHANNESBURG) — A new report says more than one-third of women in four low-income countries in Africa and Asia were slapped, mocked, forcibly ...
14:20, 2019-10-09

Steele had 'personal' relationship with Ivanka Trump, DoJ report reveals Former MI6 officer gifted her ‘family tartan from Scotland’Steele was ‘favorably disposed’ to Trump family, report saidThe former MI6 officer Christo...
22:16, 2019-12-09

New report reveals Generations Z's favorite online apps and platforms Olivia Harris/Getty Zebra IQ, a market research and consulting firm, has put together a list of the most popular apps used by Gen Z, the generation ...
03:00, 2019-05-08

Two US troops killed in Afghanistan inside attack: report Two US service members were killed Monday in Afghanistan in an inside attack, according to a report. The service members, who were unidentified, were...
22:36, 2019-07-29

UN report: 7,500 kids killed or wounded in Yemen since 2013 UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. report says over 7,500 children have been killed or wounded in Yemen in the last 5 1/2 years as a result of airstrik...
00:32, 2019-06-29

Report: Hurricane Florence killed 22, caused $24B in damages MIAMI (AP) — A National Hurricane Center report says Hurricane Florence killed 22 people across three states, was the ninth most destructive storm in...
00:00, 2019-05-04

Over 3,800 Afghan civilians have been killed or wounded this year, UN report says Afghanistan has seen a large increase in the number of casualties caused by government and NATO-led troops, a UN report said on Tuesday....
07:48, 2019-07-30

464,000 people killed in homicides around the world in 2017: UN report The Global Study on Homicide 2919 published Monday said the region with highest number of homicide victims was the Americas....
02:04, 2019-07-09

Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in New York prison, report says Wealthy financier accused of sex trafficking, 66, killed himself in prison, according to a report by ABC NewsWealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein has ki...
16:16, 2019-08-10

2 tots killed by their mom are Chicago’s first homicides of 2020: report A Chicago mother on Thursday killed her toddler before throwing her baby, and then herself, from an 11th-floor apartment in a double-murder and attem...
05:20, 2020-01-03

A Walmart employee was killed in a New Orleans store shooting — and it reveals a terrifying reality for retail workers Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters A Monday shooting in a New Orleans, Louisiana, Walmart store left one employee dead, police confirmed in a press release T...
18:56, 2020-01-07

Johnny Cash remained devoted to his faith despite drug woes, was nearly killed by an ostrich, book reveals Johnny Cash suffered a lingering battle against addiction to drugs throughout his life, but the Man in Black desperately tried to find his way into t...
11:24, 2019-09-11

Boyfriend of e-scooter crash victim Emily Hartridge reveals she was making her way to fertility clinic when she was killed The distraught boyfriend of YouTuber and presenter Emily Hartridge, who died in an e-scooter crash in London, has revealed his partner was making her...
08:32, 2019-07-21

Showing Their True Stripes? A New Report Reveals Diversity Concerns at Adidas Prior to inking her highly touted new deal with Adidas, Beyoncé reportedly walked out of a meeting with competitor Reebok due to a lack of diversity ...
16:24, 2019-06-21

Neil Young reveals he became a U.S. citizen, will vote Democrat: 'I’m happy to report I’m in' Neil Young revealed that he’s now a citizen of the United States and plans to use his new status to vote Democrat....
17:08, 2020-01-24

Climate crisis already causing deaths and childhood stunting, report reveals ‘Insidious’ health-related impacts in Australia and Pacific include lowered cognitive capacity and spread of diseases Climate change is “absolutely” ...
08:48, 2019-07-31

THQ Nordic Financial Report Reveals Details About Dead Island 2, Timesplitters, and More THQ Nordic shared an investment report this morning outlining their sales and earning for the first quarter of the year. Beyond all the numbers, the ...
14:48, 2019-08-14

Uber's First-Ever Safety Report Reveals 3,045 Sexual Assaults And 19 Murders In 2018 Uber has been under fire for rider and driver safety for years, and while reports of assaults, robberies and worse are regular fodder for local news,...
18:52, 2019-12-06

Report reveals dating apps leak personal data to ad firms LONDON — Dating apps including Grindr, OkCupid and Tinder leak personal information to advertising tech companies in possible violation of European d...
21:08, 2020-01-14

Police report reveals how 'Seinfeld' actor Charles Levin came to gruesome end A police report details the terrible end of actor Charles Levin, who was reported missing in July and found dead on July 13.     ...
06:20, 2019-11-09

Uber's First-Ever Safety Report Reveals 3,045 Sexual Assaults And 9 Murders In 2018 Uber has been under fire for rider and driver safety for years, and while reports of assaults, robberies and worse are regular fodder for local news,...
19:40, 2019-12-06

More than 12,000 children killed, injured in armed conflict in 2018: UN report The deaths and injuries were among more than 24,000 "grave violations" against children verified by the United Nations....
02:52, 2019-07-30

Report: Brakes unused on fiery Russian plane that killed 41 MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian state news agency says a report from the country’s civil aviation authority indicates that the crew of an airliner that...
20:20, 2019-05-17

Vegan activist who ‘rescued’ 16 rabbits killed nearly 100 in the process: report A vegan activist in Spain who claimed to have been attacked by an angry mob last week — after she “rescued” 16 rabbits from their farm — ...
08:24, 2019-09-09

NYC pilot killed in helicopter crash was not authorized to fly in bad weather: report The pilot flew south above the East River for five-to-seven minutes before radioing that he "did not know where he was."...
21:04, 2019-06-25

Vegan activist who ‘rescued’ 16 rabbits killed over 100 in the process: report A vegan activist in Spain who claimed to have been attacked by an angry mob last week — after she “rescued” 16 rabbits from their farm — ...
07:48, 2019-09-09

Netflix just bought the rights to two of the best movies from Cannes 2019 Netflix might not be allowed to compete at Cannes, but that doesn’t mean the streaming giant isn’t closely following the action. Or that ...
04:00, 2019-05-28

Highways England report reveals smart motorways increase danger of breakdowns News 30 Aug, 2019 Report reveals breaking down in a live lane on an all-lane-running motorway is 216% more dangerous than doing so on a...
12:00, 2019-08-30

Southern ranked worst rail firm for passenger trust, report reveals Southern has been ranked as the worst train company for public trust over the past two years, a report has revealed....
02:12, 2019-06-06