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Soldiers held without trial threaten 'new Gambia' reputation

When strongman Yahya Jammeh left The Gambia for exile after 22 years, new foreign minister Ousainou Darboe pledged the tiny nation would become the "human rights capital of Africa". His remarks came days after Jammeh's forced departure...Show More Summary

Stop the rise of the ‘killer robots,’ warn human rights advocates

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

It is very common in science fiction films for autonomous armed robots to make life-or-death decisions — often to the detriment of the hero. But these days, lethal machines with an ability to pull the trigger are increasingly becoming more science than fiction. Show More Summary

Trump focuses on trade, terrorisma, not human rights abuses with Philippine President Dutertet

His lengthy Asia trip down to its final days, President Donald Trump opted Monday to keep his public focus on top priorities such as trade and combating terrorism rather than human rights, declining to shine a spotlight on the violent drug war overseen by his Philippine host.

Doctor Killed Depressed Woman in Euthanasia, Didn’t Tell Family Until Next Day

The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has filed an application with the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of Tom Mortier, a Belgian man whose mother was euthanised without him being informed. No chance to say goodbye In April 2012, Godelieva De Troyer, who was 64 and in good physical health, but had a history […]

Trump praises his 'great relationship' with Philippines' Duterte, sidesteps questions about human rights

After 11 days of honor guards, dancing children, palace banquets, deference from Asian leaders and an audience with an emperor, President Trump on Monday seemed determined not to spoil the pomp and ceremony with a sticky dispute over human rights. So as he met in Manila with Philippines President...

Trump embraces Duterte as Asia trip winds down

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — His lengthy Asia trip down to its final days, President Donald Trump opted Monday to publicly prioritize strategic interests over human rights, declining to shine a spotlight on the violent drug war overseen...Show More Summary

Trump embraces Duterte as Asia trip winds down

last weekNews : The Lookout

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — His lengthy Asia trip down to its final days, President Donald Trump once more pushed for equitable trade deals and opted to publicly prioritize strategic interests over human rights, declining to shine a spotlight on the violent drug war overseen by his Philippine host.

Animals: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg opens new exhibition

last weekArts : Artdaily

Animals are a frequent subject of debate these days. Do they have a soul? How much do they suffer? Are we under any obligation to protect their individuality by granting them rights? Are human beings morally authorized to do as theyShow More Summary

Doc Who Killed Depressed Woman in Euthanasia and Didn’t Tell Family Until Next Day Won’t be Prosecuted

In Belgium, Alliance Defending Freedom filed an application with the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of Tom Mortier, who is challenging Belgium’s laws that allow euthanasia. Mortier’s mother was put to death by a doctor for “untreatable depression” even though she was not terminally ill. Mortier did not find out what had happened […]

With 'America First,' Trump mutes U.S. voice on human rights in Asia

2 weeks agoNews : Trending Now

By Matt Spetalnick and Prak Chan Thul WASHINGTON/PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Just days after the killing of a prominent Cambodian government critic last year during a crackdown by the country's longtime leader, President Barack Obama dispatched Washington’s chief human rights envoy to Phnom Penh to attend the activist's funeral. Show More Summary

Every Night I Feel Like These Bizarre CG Humans Made Of Collapsing Noodles

Video. Unless you've done the right thing and moved yourself into a secluded cave for the next four years, after spending each day enduring a constant stream of depressing news on social media, you can probably relate to the animated characters in Ari Weinkle's short film, Moodles, who collapse into giant piles of limp, relaxed noodles. More »      

A Window Onto The 'Shocking' Final Days Of ISIS In Mosul

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Abductions. Mass killings. Use of child soldiers. In a report released by two U.N. human rights groups, a brutal, bloody portrait emerges of the group's reign in the region.

US Air Force Admits To Harvesting Russian Tissue

A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin surprised members of Russia’s human rights council by informing them that some shadowy entity - possibly with ties to the United States - had been collecting biological tissues from Russians...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: On making Indigenous People's Day more than a soundbite

Jennifer Denetdale, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is an associate professor of American studies at the University of New Mexico. She serves as the chair of the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission and is a direct descendant of the...Show More Summary

This Is How Napping Made Me More Productive

Taking two short “power naps” every day made it easier to focus, but it was important to nap the right way. When it comes to sleeping, humans get the short end of the stick compared to others in the animal kingdom. Adult humans, on average,...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

"I believe that Donald Trump poses a clear and present danger to our democracy, to our institutions, to the rule of law, to the civil rights and human rights of so many Americans, to the economic distribution of wealth — which is already skewed out of proportion to where it should be. Show More Summary

Egypt blocks Human Rights Watch website amid widespread media blockade

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has blocked the website of Human Rights Watch just one day after the organization released a report on systematic torture in the country's jails.

Venezuelan President Maduro to address U.N. Human Rights Council

3 months agoNews : The Cutline

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro, accused of trampling on human rights and democracy in Venezuela, is expected to address the opening day of a three-week U.N. Human Rights Council session on Sept. 11. Maduro's...Show More Summary

Venezuelan President Maduro to address U.N. Human Rights Council

GENEVA (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro will address the opening day of a three-week U.N. Human Rights Council session on Sept. 11, a United Nations spokesman said on Monday.

A Lesson of Labor Day

The shared work of the LGBTQ community and the labor movement dates back to the days of Harvey Milk, writes Mary Beth Maxwell of the Human Rights Campaign.

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