A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.
A U.N.-backed probe of human rights abuses in Ethiopia is set to expire after no country stepped forward to seek an extension, despite repeated warnings that serious violations continue almost a year since a cease-fire ended a bloody civil war in the East African country.
As the People’s Republic of China marked the 74th anniversary of its founding Sunday, minority communities along with Japanese supporters in Tokyo united in protest, demanding an end to alleged human rights abuses.
The UK has asked the United Arab Emirates, one of its closest Gulf allies, to explain how it will guarantee free speech around the UN Cop28 climate summit in Dubai after the country refused to change its restrictive laws.
The UN Human Rights Council issued a report documenting incidents of reprisals against human rights defenders worldwide. The report included threats and intimidation against the Center for Social Justice and Pashtun activist Fazal ur Rehman Afridi in Pakistan.
Russia is committing “widespread torture and ill-treatment” of civilians and prisoners of war (POWs) in Ukraine, according to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner.
Four Western countries have floated a proposal for the United Nations’ top human rights body to appoint a team of experts to monitor and report on abuses and rights violations in war-wracked Sudan
If Western nations are truly committed to upholding and protecting human rights, they should stop using unfounded concerns over ‘freedom of speech’ as an excuse for inaction.
Macron vows the state will be back in the quartiers nord of Marseille. What this statement actually implies is that it isn’t there now. One class-action lawsuit is working on bringing this to court.
Last month, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau made an explosive claim. Citing Canadian intelligence, he said that Indian agents were responsible for the assassination of Sikh separatist Hardeep Singh Nijar, a bête noire of Narenda Modi’s Hindu nationalist government, who was gunned down in a highly organized attack in British Columbia in June.
Five years ago, Jamal Khashoggi — a Saudi dissident who lived in Virginia and wrote for the Washington Post — walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain documents for his upcoming marriage. He never came out.
Trying to consolidate their leading role in the fight for territory and political prominence, around 8,000 Indigenous women occupied Brasília during the III March of Indigenous Women.