by Beenish Ahmed Posted on December 10, 2014 Updated: December 11, 2014
"States are not free to maintain or permit impunity for these grave crimes.”
by Zack Ford Posted on September 26, 2014
The United Nations Human Rights Commission passed a resolution seeking to protect LGBT people from violence, but not everybody supported it.
by Carimah Townes Posted on September 8, 2014 Updated: September 8, 2014
An alarming Human Rights Watch report details acts of sexual violence by African troops who are meant to protect the very women and girls they're abusing.
by Hayes Brown Posted on August 27, 2014 Updated: August 27, 2014
North Korea says Americans are "seized with such horror that they do not know when they are shot to death."
by Will Freeman Posted on July 30, 2014
A leaked World Bank document says the organization is planning to gut crucial safeguards created to protect indigenous peoples and the environment.
by Noam Back - Guest Contributor Posted on July 16, 2014 Updated: July 29, 2014
A new study by the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran found that Iranian human rights activists and victims support the nuclear negotiation and that a deal could bring renewed focus on human rights in Iran.
by Will Freeman Posted on July 8, 2014 Updated: July 9, 2014
The world's most populous Muslim nation prepares to choose between an establishment strongman and a young political outsider, each with huge flaws.
by Hayes Brown Posted on July 7, 2014 Updated: July 8, 2014
A human rights violating country has expelled the top U.S. diplomat for human rights for meeting with an opposition group.
by Hayes Brown Posted on March 28, 2014
"We have 60,000 names that are documented, but we still have 200,000 detainees we don't know anything about," the opposition leader said.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on March 26, 2014
Some 2,500 U.S. inmates are serving life in prison with no chance of parole for offenses that occurred before they turned 18.