May 28, 2015
by Emelina Perez
Kazakhstan's Constitutional Council on Wednesday declared unconstitutional a bill seeking to ban the dissemination to minors of information supporting homosexual relationships. The council found the bill contained poor wording and incorrect formulation, according to Human Rights Campaign (HRC), ...[read more]
May 28, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday accused Hamas forces of leading a series of abductions, torturous acts and unlawful killings against Palestinians. AI's report documents the human rights abuses and extrajudicial killings often condoned by largely unaccountable Hamas authorities. Director of ...[read more]
May 23, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday expressed concern over the human rights issues raised by EUNAVFOR MED, an EU implemented naval operation to identify, capture and destroy boats used by smugglers in the Mediterranean. The Council of the European Union agreed to create the program on Monday ...[read more]
May 22, 2015
by Brittany Felder
South Sudan government troops are committing human rights abuses, such as abusing civilians and lighting villages on fire amid ongoing fighting in the region, Amnesty International (AI) reported Thursday. AI has also received reports that South Sudan government troops have committed other ...[read more]
May 20, 2015
by Matt Belenky
The top UN human rights expert on torture, Juan Mendez, called Monday for the adoption of the revised Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners in an open letter to the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The revised Rules include several practical elements that ...[read more]
May 17, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
The UN human rights chief on Friday urged Southeast Asian governments to take action to protect the lives of migrants in difficult maritime situations and not turn away incoming migrant boats. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said that he is "appalled" at reports of ...[read more]
May 17, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
Egyptian authorities on Sunday executed six men convicted by a military court of killing two Egyptian soldiers. The men were convicted of killing the soldiers after an hour-long gunfight outside a bomb factory in Cairo. The men were also convicted of belonging to Sinai-based militant group Ansar ...[read more]
May 16, 2015
by Taylor Gillan
Chinese prosecutors on Friday said that prominent human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang has officially been indicted on charges of fanning ethnic hatred and provoking trouble for comments that he posted online. He has already been detained for one year. A more severe charge of inciting divisions and a ...[read more]
May 15, 2015
by Emelina Perez
The Polish government on Friday processed payments to two terror suspects currently held by the US at Guantanamo Bay. The European Court of Human Rights had imposed a Saturday deadline on Poland to make the reparations. Last July Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri were awarded USD $147,000 ...[read more]
May 14, 2015
by William Helbling
The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) committed "grave violations of international humanitarian law" in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at the end of 2014, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported Wednesday. The report claims that the ADF, a Ugandan rebel ...[read more]

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