Human Rights

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
More than 1,000 people, many arrested arbitrarily, are being held in horrific conditions and dozens are dying from disease and malnutrition or have been tortured to death, as part of the Cameroonian government and security forces crackdown on Boko Haram, Amnesty International revealed in a new report published today.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Civilian casualties in Afghanistan are headed toward a record high this year, a United Nations report said, as conflict in the country continues to intensify 15 years after the U.S.-led invasion.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The U.S. government is on track to approve nearly $40 billion in foreign military sales in the 2016 fiscal year that ends October 1, down from $46.6 billion last year, a top Pentagon official said on Wednesday.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pushed Saudi Arabia on Thursday to provide information on actions they are taking to prevent the killing and wounding of children in Yemen as Riyadh said it was conducting its military operations with "great care."
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Turkey ordered the detention of 42 journalists on Monday, broadcaster NTV reported, under a crackdown following a failed coup that has targeted more than 60,000 people, drawing fire from the European Union.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Guzmán has been held in solitary confinement since early May, when he was transferred from a prison outside Mexico City to the federal lockup in Ciudad Juárez along the border with Texas. He lives in an air-conditioned, 80-square-foot cell that has a bed and a toilet and which is inside a new high-security wing that contains about 30 cells.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
There is “no evidence” of indiscriminate bombing or breaches of international humanitarian law by Saudi Arabia in the war in Yemen, the UK Government insisted yesterday. In its response to a report by a House of Commons committee on the crisis in Yemen, the Government defended its Gulf ally and key arms client, and said no action will be taken to halt weapons sales.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Apparently Mexico’s tolerance for violence has its limits. And one of those limits is violence against women. There is nothing new in hearing bands boasting about sexism but in a country where seven women are killed every day, burning a woman alive – even in a work of fiction – is no longer funny. The glorification of violence in narcoculture has finally hit a nerve.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
As the 27th AU Summit taking place here focuses on "2016: African Year of Human Rights, with a particular focus on the Rights of Women", more needs to be done to live up to that theme.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
In the wake of a peace settlement that brought conflict with FARC to a close, Colombia's women are taking a prominent role in rebuilding a post-conflict society.

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