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Why Is America 50 Years Behind the Times When It Comes to the Death Penalty?

Matthew Chapman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Crime
Matthew Chapman

When execution ended in my country, a shadow faded. Something grim and primitive was gone. There's still violence and murder in England, of course, but its citizens -- including children -- no longer have to be accomplices in the most premeditated of all killings.

Agnes Gereb and the Case for Human Rights in Childbirth

Toni Harman | Posted 07.24.2012 | World
Toni Harman

Earlier this month we filmed an interview with Dr Agnes Gereb, the Hungarian obstetrician and midwife who was imprisoned and is currently under house arrest for supporting women giving birth at home. The filming was for our ONE WORLD BIRTH new documentary film which will be released this summer.

What the European Court's Ruling on Ireland's Abortion Laws Actually Means

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rory Fitzgerald

The European Court of Human Rights' ruling on Ireland's abortion laws prompted a flurry of misleading headlines and inaccurate reporting this morning.

Czechs Slammed For Bizarre 'Porn Arousal' Test For Gay Refugees

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Czech government came under heavy criticism from one of the European Union's leading human rights agencies for continuing to implement a bizarre m...

French Burqa Ban: Council Advises Against Total Ban

AP | DEBORAH SEWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — France's highest administrative body warned Tuesday that a total prohibition on full-body Islamic veils in public risks being found unco...

Ireland: Gay Sperm Donor Should See His Son, But Only As Mothers Are Not "Family"

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBLIN — The Irish Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a gay man who donated his sperm to a lesbian couple should be permitted to see his 3-year-o...

British Sex Offenders Win Human Rights Claim

The Independent | John Aston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two convicted sex offenders today won groundbreaking rulings that their "indefinite" registration on the sex offenders register with no right of revie...