According to the co-chair of the People's Council of Western Kurdistan, Human rights organizations should ring the tocsin to deter crimes against the Turkish Kurds.
The U.N. Human Rights Council has warned that while much of the world is focused on ISIS' crimes in Syria, the government of President Bashar al-Assad is carrying out the secret exterminations of thousands of detainees.
A United Nations panel has issued an opinion declaring that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been 'arbitrarily detained' by the governments of Sweden and the United Kingdom for the past five years. The Human Rights Council's Working Group on Arbitrary Detention recommended Assange's release, along with possible financial compensation,......
Last night, the Jacksonville City Council heard from experts on both sides of the heated debate on whether or not to update the city’s Human Rights Ordinance (HRO). The Jacksonville City Council voted 11-8 in favor of moving forward with hearings on bills that would prohibit LGBT discrimination in the city. Show More Summary
Just days before the Trans-Pacific Partnership is scheduled to be signed by its 12 member governments, an official expert from the UN Human Rights Council released a statement criticizing the agreement for being incompatible with the...Show More Summary
Chairman of the Russian Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights Mikhail Fedotov said that the introduction of visas for Russian journalists by the Turkish authorities violates the agreements reached in 1975 in Helsinki, when the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe was signed.
Seattle's transgender pride march, June 2015. Ansel Herz The right-wing backlash against Washington's updated human rights code, which now explicitly protects the right of transgender people to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity, is in full swing. Show More Summary
A panel of UN experts have called on the Security Council to set up an international inquiry into the conflict in Yemen, amid reports of serious human rights violations carried out by both the Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebel forces.
Russian president’s permanent representative to the Crimean Republic said that the Council of Europe’s human rights mission headed by Swiss diplomat Gerard Stoudman has arrived in Crimea.
Crimean authorities are ready to accept a Council of Europe's mission to assess the human rights situation there and provide the necessary support for a comprehensive picture to be established of life in Crimea, a deputy chairman of the Crimean State Council said Monday.
The European Court of Human Rights is to consider a complaint submitted by 42 Bangladeshi migrants in Greece over the country's alleged violation of Article 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) said.
Saudi Arabia’s announcement Saturday that it executed 47 prisoners, including an influential Shiite cleric, caused protests in Shiite neighborhoods around the world, from Saudi Arabia itself to Bahrain to Kashmir. Shiite leaders in countries...Show More Summary
Saudi Arabia’s announcement Saturday that it executed 47 prisoners, including an influential Shiite cleric, caused protests in Shiite neighborhoods around the world, from Saudi Arabia itself to Bahrain to Kashmir. Shiite leaders inShow More Summary
The United Nations top official on human rights recently told the U.N. Security Council that the U.S.-supported, Saudi Arabian-led coalition of Sunni nations fighting Shi'ite Houthi rebels in Yemen bore a disproportionate responsibility for attacks on civilians. Show More Summary
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland has asked human rights body the Council of Europe to comment on its plans to overhaul rules governing its constitutional tribunal that have raised European Union concerns about the rule of law.
The non-profit working with Smith also requests that the UN Human Rights Council look injustices of blacks at the hands of police across the U.S. [ more › ]
Refugees are fleeing Syria in such astonishing numbers because armed groups continue to target civilians with violence. That’s what we heard in September when the U.N. Human Rights Council discussed the most recent report of the Commission of Inquiry on Syria. The commission’s chair, Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, made a plea for international action to end […]
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that the Saudi-led coalition military campaign in Yemen appeared to be responsible for a "disproportionate amount" of attacks on civilian areas.
Human Rights Council approves text calling for experts to investigate abuses as AU says it won't allow "genocide".
North Korea on Saturday bashed the United States for organizing a meeting of the UN Security Council to examine conditions in the Asian country and their effects on international peace and security.