The world seems like a pretty horrible place right now, but don’t lose heart. Amnesty International’s annual survey of human rights contains some sunny spots from last year and the start of this year.
What new data about the likelihood of FGM in America does — and doesn’t — tell us.
Eleven nations on the 15-member council voted in favor of the procedural motion.
“Dozens” were arrested in Cuba, local human rights watchers reported.
A new Amnesty International report accuses the agencies that policed the Ferguson protests of improperly using force, among other things.
The director of campaigns for the human rights organisation said the proposals equated to “electioneering on the backs of Europe’s most vulnerable”.
More than 2,000 inmates housed there will be released over the next few months.
Scott Morrison to face inquiry on Friday morning.
“They [the government] are trying to push international limits,” said one human rights researcher.
But human rights activists in the region aren’t cheering.
The reference to a singular “family” without acknowledging diversity could be used as precedent to oppose rights for LGBT couples.
New steps ban visas to officials involved in human rights abuses and cancels a US-funded military exercise in Uganda.
“If you don’t like said flag on your highest peak, I urge you to climb up and take it down,” wrote Neal Gottlieb in an open letter to President Museveni.
The organisation argues Shaker Aamer’s health would be better treated in the U.K.
“Thankfully, these are fake magazines. Unfortunately, these are real problems,” says Catapult, the crowd-funding site that launched the project.
“Treat me as a human being, consider me as you would consider yourself,” African refugee Albert Kafuka asks in a new video documenting the continued fight against the discrimination and harassment of LGBT asylum seekers in South Africa.
“The practice of sport is a human right.”
“The games have always been a little gay. Let’s fight to keep them that way.”
The human rights arm of the Organization of American States sounds the alarm over a widespread pattern of hate crimes in its 35 member countries.
As President Obama said recently, “What’s happening in Russia is not unique.”
Eric Lembembe’s killing follows several acts of vandalism against human rights groups in the area.
Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) underwent surgical force feeding to show what happens to those who choose to hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay.
A controversial son of Venezuela’s elite brings a Cold War sensibility to the chaotic 21st century. “I’m not washing my hands here,” says Thor Halvorssen.
Just in time for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, this color-coded map displays the state of LGBT rights in Europe. The Russian Federation received the lowest marks by far.
The Russian President is visiting The Netherlands capital today. The human rights organization prepared a special greeting for him.
Ryan’s most direct campaign comments on his opposition to same-sex couples’ marriage rights. The international focus also contrasts with Secretary of State Clinton’s comments on gay rights.
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