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Survivor Of North Korean Labor Camps Speaks Out After Controversy

HuffPost Korea | Mina Son and Sung-yoon Won | Posted 03.19.2015 | World

Shin Dong-hyuk drew worldwide attention to the harsh realities of the North Korean regime with the 2012 book, Escape from Camp 14. The book details th...

Myanmar Monk's Sexist Rant 'Could Hurt Buddhism'

Reuters | Thin Lei Win and Andrew R.C. Marshall | Posted 03.24.2015 | Religion

BANGKOK, Jan 21 (Reuters) - A Myanmar Buddhist monk who called a U.N. human rights envoy a "whore" has violated his monastic code and could damage h...

North Korea Holds Massive Rally Against UN Human Rights Resolution

AP | Posted 11.25.2014 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea held a mass rally Tuesday in its capital to protest a United Nations resolution condemning its human right...

The Way We Govern the Internet Is a Model in International Cooperation

Lynn St. Amour | Posted 06.29.2014 | Technology
Lynn St. Amour

As the Internet penetrates and alters every aspect of economic, social and political life, there are more profound and broad non-technical questions that must be addressed, including privacy, security, and neutrality of the Net, to spam, pornography and intellectual property.

Basic Human Rights That We Take For Granted, In 1 Infographic

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.11.2013 | Impact

Tuesday marks the UN’s Human Rights Day, which means people are taking to the streets to demand that they get the treatment, equality and opportunit...

China's Human Rights To Come Under UN Scrutiny

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

GENEVA -- GENEVA (AP) — Faced with a U.N. review of its human rights, China acknowledged Tuesday that it still faces shortcomings but insists it has...

Iran Tops the List as an Enemy of Human Rights

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
Reporters Uncensored

By Tala Dowlatshahi The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) is meeting this month at its annual session to grade governments on their treatment of their ci...

Human Rights Group Calls To Free Venezuelan Judge

AP | Posted 02.14.2013 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Human rights officials from the United Nations called on the government of Hugo Chavez on Thursday to free a judge who has been ...

Israel Boycotts U.N. Review Of Its Human Rights Record

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

GENEVA -- Israel became the first nation to skip a U.N. review of its human rights record without giving a reason – and then won a precedent-set...

'There Are Absolutely No Political Executions in Iran' -- A Statement by the Head of Iran's Judiciary That Should Not Go Unnoticed

Roya Boroumand | Posted 12.22.2012 | World
Roya Boroumand

My purpose here is not to defend the UN report, which speaks for itself. Rather, I want to point to what Larijani's outburst means and why it should encourage the international community to stand with the victims and strengthen human rights defenders.

Durban Review Conference on Racism: Genuine Effort or Political Hypocrisy?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 10.30.2011 | World
Haggai Carmon

Durban III, a UN conference charged with finding the real root of racism, is scheduled to commence September 21. The two conferences became a platform for political hatred rather than a genuine effort to deal with the issue. Will Durban III be more of the same?

On Human Rights, Send in the Experts

Ted Piccone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ted Piccone

Too many governments ignore or deny UN experts' allegations or block efforts to gain access to the country or to victims. The lack of state cooperation, however, is not the only challenge the independent experts face.

U.S. Admits Human Rights Shortcomings In First-Ever U.N. Report

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has told the United Nations that America's human rights record is less than perfect but stressed that the ...

Iran's Bid For UN Human Rights Panel Seat Fails

Politico | Laura Rozen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran's bid to become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva has failed, human rights watchers tell POLITICO....

Leading Human Rights Activist In Congo Found Dead

AP | PATRICE CITERA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KINSHASA, Congo — A leading Congolese human rights activist killed this week had suffered a pattern of intimidation because of his work, a senio...

Goldstone Criticizes UN Council on Human Rights

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

The author of the infamous Goldstone Report is now trying to distance himself from the way in which the report is being used to single out Israel for condemnation.

US Joins UN Human Rights Council

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — The United States joined the U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday, a body widely criticized for failing to confront abuses around the wo...

US Wins First Seat On UN Human Rights Council

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The United States won a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council for the first time Tuesday along with four countries accused of s...

UN Rights Chief Claims Durban A Success, Slams Critics

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — The U.N.'s top human rights official hailed the global body's second racism conference as a success Friday, despite what she called a d...

McCain, Obama on International Diplomacy and Immigration

Eliza Margarita Bates and Cara Zwerling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eliza Margarita Bates and Cara Zwerling

Over the course of this week, OffTheBus will be running a primer on some of the most important foreign policy issues the next president will face. Today, the primer looks at where Obama and McCain stand on international diplomacy and immigration.

Guerilla Aid!

Barton Brooks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barton Brooks

I imagine everything we do is based on a feeling, and on that day it all became clear for me. These children were going about their day in poverty - but happy - and their indifference to their need struck me. I no longer saw "global poverty" as a Sally Struthers infomercial that made