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UN Human Rights Chief Calls For Probe Into Saudi Airstrikes In Yemen

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 08.25.2016 | Home

GENEVA, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen are responsible for the largest part of the 3,799 civilians killed so far a...

Right To Health, Colombia And US Congress

Todd Howland | Posted 07.22.2016 | Home
Todd Howland

Recent memos allegedly leaked from the Colombian Embassy in Washington describe intense pressure by the pharmaceutical industry to discourage Colombia's efforts to half the local price of Novartis' Gleevec, one of the leading medications used to treat Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML).

This Is Our Fight Song

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 05.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Radcliffe

With the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia approaching, the United Nations asked people around the world to help create a video that captures the strength and spirit that lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) advocates and allies bring to their work.

Is the International Community Abandoning the Fight Against Impunity?

David Tolbert | Posted 04.14.2015 | Home
David Tolbert

Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and more than a decade after the establishment of the International Criminal Court, shockingly little is being done to stop massive human rights abuses. The prospects of victims receiving justice, let alone bringing perpetrators to account, seem ever more remote.

The Worst Place in the World for a Child

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Charles Radcliffe

Prison really is the worst place in the world to put a child. Which is why, as a response to juvenile criminality, it should only ever be considered a response of absolute last resort.

Do Animals Need a UN Ambassador?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.03.2014 | Home
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

As a matter of animal welfare/rights, cruelty/abuse should have the same meaning for a dog in China as the U.S. Identifying animals by their nationality stretches sovereignty -- people can be rabidly nationalistic but dogs cannot.

International Human Rights Day: Ways To Take Action

Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact

Updated: Monday, Dec. 10, 12:30 p.m. EST International Human Rights Day, on Dec. 10 commemorates the day when the Universal Declaration of Human Ri...

Jailed Iranian Lawyer Puts Her Life on the Line

Hadi Ghaemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hadi Ghaemi

By Hadi Ghaemi and Aaron Rhodes On a dry hunger strike since 31 October, Iranian human right lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh's health is in serious danger in ...

Congo Massacres: First Revenge, Then Blood Money

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Evelyn Leopold

The United Nations officially released an explosive report on massacres of desperate Hutu men, women and children who trekked across vast expanses of the Congo to escape Rwanda's Tutsi-led army, which kept catching up to them.

Improving Democracy

Navi Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Navi Pillay

Chipping away at the impediments to democracy is long, slow, often unglamorous work, but when it produces results in the form of a freely and fairly elected government it is priceless.