Stories tagged: human rights
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Venezuela won a contested election for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday despite a campaign by over 50 organizations and many countries opposed to Nicolas Maduro’s …
Thu., July 18, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
After Nicki Minaj backs out of concert in Saudi Arabia, Janet Jackson, 50 Cent and others join lineup
Despite backlash over Saudi Arabia’s human rights violations, the country’s Jeddah World Fest added several new performers to its concert lineup: Janet Jackson, 50 Cent, Future, Chris Brown and Tyga.
Thu., July 18, 2019, 1:32 p.m.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said that China was responsible for the “stain of the century” of human rights abuses, citing mass detentions of Muslims and other minorities.
Fri., July 12, 2019, 11:46 a.m.
More than three dozen countries have defended China’s “remarkable achievements” in human rights, challenging Western countries that have raised concerns about Beijing’s treatment of Uighur Muslims.
UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 5:05 p.m.
The United Nations’ human rights chief said Monday she was “appalled” by the conditions migrants and refugees face in U.S. detention facilities, intensifying a challenge to the Trump administration’s immigration …
UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 7:35 p.m.
Venezuela’s government registered nearly 5,300 killings during security operations last year linked to cases of “resistance to authority,” the U.N. human rights chief reported Thursday, denouncing a “shockingly high” number …
Fri., June 21, 2019, 11:44 a.m.
The United Nations’ top human rights official met Friday in Caracas with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who is locked in a prolonged struggle with President Nicolas Maduro for control …
Mon., June 10, 2019, 11:46 a.m.
A court in the Russian province of Chechnya granted parole Monday to a prominent rights activist whose conviction drew an international outcry.
Mon., June 10, 2019, 11:34 a.m.
A human rights group said Tuesday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings as part of an arbitrary …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 9:07 p.m.
Europe’s human rights court on Thursday ordered Italy to pay Amanda Knox financial damages for police failure to provide legal assistance and an independent interpreter during a long night of …
Tue., Dec. 25, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Reporters, foreign diplomats and supporters were prevented from approaching the municipal court in Tianjin city where lawyer Wang Quanzhang was to be tried.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 3:48 p.m.
A report on Twitter by the human rights group Amnesty International is gaining traction and the company’s shares were punished Thursday, suffering one of their worst declines this year.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 11:31 p.m.
A United Nations report released Wednesday on four months of unrest in Nicaragua describes a comprehensive effort of repression by the government that extends from the streets to the courts.
Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 8 a.m.
Investigators working for the U.N.’s top human rights body said Monday that Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims, taking the unusual step of identifying six …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 12:24 p.m.
A delegation from Italy’s rights office on Thursday visited the 150 migrants who have been kept onboard a coast guard vessel for days and concluded they were being held unjustly.
Mon., July 23, 2018
After serving 18 years behind bars in Uzbekistan, enduring beatings, starvation, solitary confinement and almost no contact with the outside world, Muhammad Bekjanov is free to tell his story.
UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 7:23 p.m.
The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:27 p.m.
The European Union imposed economic and travel sanctions Monday against seven senior Venezuelan officials accused of human rights abuses or breaching the rule of law in the crisis-ridden country.
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
A prominent activist who called himself the Ultra Vulgar Butcher as he mocked and pressured Chinese officials was sentenced by a court Tuesday to eight years in prison for subversion.
Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
The United States is slapping five Russians with sanctions under a law that lets the U.S. target violators of human rights.
Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
The U.N.’s human rights chief says China’s Communist Party has taken a “hostile position” on the universality of human rights and that “the rhetoric from the White House” is heading …
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a Texas ruling that gay spouses may not be entitled to government-subsidized workplace benefits – a potential victory for social conservatives hoping …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
The Mexican government defended its commitment to human rights Wednesday after a study found that nearly all cases of alleged abuses against civilians by soldiers fighting the war on drug …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
Ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing, literary luminaries such as Margaret Atwood and Philip Roth are calling on China to free the widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner …
Sat., Sept. 23, 2017
Clearly, no one expected Obama-style smoothness from this president, but they were probably not expecting him to take on the U.N. record of human rights with deadly accuracy, either.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
The Trump administration on Friday slapped sweeping financial sanctions on Venezuela, dramatically ratcheting up tensions between the two countries and making it harder for embattled President Nicolas Maduro to raise …
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met Monday with America’s top diplomat, where he voiced solidarity with the U.S. amid global concerns over North Korea’s nuclear program and angrily dismissed media questions …
Mon., July 10, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
The European Parliament on Monday set itself on a collision course with Britain, making a damning assessment of British proposals on EU citizens’ rights after the U.K. leaves the European …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 6:35 a.m.
Chinese authorities have released on bail three activists who had been detained after investigating labor conditions at a factory that produced shoes for Ivanka Trump and other brands.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
The State Department on Tuesday listed China as one of the countries with the worst records on sex trafficking and forced labor, a downgraded designation that could nettle Beijing as …