Human Rights

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 07:30
Newly-declassified docs show that Jimmy Carter's support for Argentine junta's "counter-terrorism" belies his popular image as a humanitarian.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 07:37
Gunmen broke into the home of one of Guatemala's most prominent human rights lawyers Monday morning, trashing the house as part of an intimidation campaign against officials investigating former military officials over alleged war crimes.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 07:27
In Ukraine journalists who have challenged the authorities, veered from the government’s narrative on the conflict with Russia-backed separatists in the east, or reported from separatist-held territories have found themselves in the crosshairs of coordinated online attacks carried out by hypernationalist trolls and bots -- attacks that in some cases have been supported, at least verbally, by high-ranking government and security officials.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 06:44
In a move that critics say will “further undermine transparency,” Egypt’s parliament on Aug. 9 approved amendments to the police authority law that bar police officers — including those who are retired — from providing information to the media without prior authorization from the Interior Ministry.
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 06:39
Jean-Pierre is one of an unknown number of children from the East African nation of Burundi who were forced to become fighters after a political crisis broke out last April. So far, more than 400 people have died in violence, while more than 260,000 have fled to neighbouring countries as refugees.
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 07:00
The U.N. human rights chief urged Ethiopia on Wednesday to allow international observers into restive regions where residents and opposition officials say 90 protesters were shot dead by security forces at the weekend.
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 06:54
A $750 million U.S. economic aid package for Central America was touted last year as a way to slow migration into the U.S. by making one of the world’s most violent regions more prosperous. But the March assassination of indigenous land-rights activist Berta Cáceres has shined an international spotlight on the Honduran government’s abysmal human rights record, casting doubt on whether it can meet conditions for claiming a large chunk of the aid money.
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 07:13
Dozens of U.S. lawmakers are calling on the State Department to consider the Mexican government's history of violating human rights before signing off on an aid package that could end up funding such abuses.
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 07:11
A former Guatemalan soldier deported from the United States in handcuffs and flanked by security maintained his innocence in the face of accusations that he helped massacre more than 200 people more than three decades ago during his country's grueling civil war.
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 06:49
The UN human rights chief has urged Ethiopia to allow international observers to investigate the killings of 90 protesters in restive regions at the weekend.