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©Reuters/Carlo Allegri UN watchdog demands Uzbekistan halt use of torture Uzbekistan must halt its routine use of torture and cease reprisals against human rights campaigners who expose state abuses, United Nations monitors said Friday.
24 ноября 2013
Cameron puts Sri Lanka on notice over war crimes Britain's David Cameron put Sri Lanka on notice Saturday to address allegations of war crimes within months or else he would lead a push for action at the UN.
17 ноября 2013
The meeting with Charge d'affaires of the U.S in Kazakhstan. 

Photo a courtesy of the press office of the Ministry of Justice. Kazakhstan Justice Minister discusses fighting human trafficking with US diplomats The attorney general Berik Imashev discussed human trafficking issues with the Charge d'affaires of the United States, John Ordway.
02 ноября 2013
UN inquiry chief left in tears by N. Korea brutality The head of a UN inquiry into North Korea rights abuses told Tuesday how he had been reduced to tears by witness accounts of people who fled the hardline state.
30 октября 2013
US report says little progress on China rights A US government commission said Thursday that China's human rights record has not improved under the country's new leadership and raised concerns on issues from minority rights to forced abortion.
12 октября 2013
Photo courtesy of bybulkin.com Council of Europe chief distances himself from circumcision resolution Council of Europe chief Thorbjoern Jagland has distanced himself from a controversial resolution of the pan-European human rights body that calls for regulation of circumcision practices.
10 октября 2013
©Reuters/Zoubeir Souissi Israel: European rights resolution on circumcision 'racist' Israel labelled as "racist" and "anti-religious" Friday a resolution of the pan-European human rights body calling for regulation of circumcision practices.
06 октября 2013
Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov. Photo courtesy of primeminister.kz Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister on reports compiled by international human rights organizations Not all reports of international human rights organizations, including reports for foreign governments, are true to the facts: Erlan Idrissov.
19 сентября 2013
Representatives for Veenzuela, lawyers Luis Britto (L), German Saltron (C) and Manuel Galindo attend the public hearing for the case Brewer Carias vs Venezuela in the Inter-American Court of Human Rig Venezuela quits regional human rights court Venezuela withdrew from a regional human rights court on Tuesday, fulfilling the wishes of late president Hugo Chavez to the dismay of activists who fear the state may commit abuses.
12 сентября 2013
UN rights panel urges N. Korea to grant access The head of a UN inquiry into human rights in North Korea appealed on Tuesday for access to the country, even as Pyongyang condemned his commission's work as slanderous and provocative.
28 августа 2013
UN rights panel challenges N. Korea over 'slander' claim The head of a UN inquiry into human rights in North Korea challenged Pyongyang on Monday to back its allegation that testimony gathered by his commission in Seoul amounted to "slander"
26 августа 2013
Obama faces distasteful choice in Egypt The United States again faces the unpalatable policy dilemma that has shaped decades of relations with Egypt.
22 августа 2013
Mukhtar Ablyazov. Photo courtesy of vesti.kz Ablyazov arrested by French special forces Ablyazov has been arrested in the south of France near Cannes by French special forces today.
31 июля 2013
US, Vietnam leaders build ties but disagree on rights US President Barack Obama on Thursday called on Vietnam's leader to improve on human rights but the former enemy nations pledged to work together on trade and tensions with China.
26 июля 2013
Force-feeding of Gitmo inmates is unethical: US doctor The force-feeding of hunger striking inmates at the US prison in Guantanamo clearly violates medical ethics and international law.
25 июля 2013
Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang. ©REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte Vietnam leader faces rights pressure on rare US visit Vietnam's president on Wednesday starts a rare visit to Washington to boost trade and security ties between the former war foes, but activists urged the United States to press him on human rights.
25 июля 2013
UN fears for Homs civilians as siege worsens Long-range weapons and tank attacks are being used in the worsening siege of the Syrian city of Homs.
13 июля 2013
©REUTERS Martin Luther King remembered in Washington exhibit Civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr is being remembered in a Washington, D.C. exhibition held to tie-in with the 50th anniversary of his famous march on the US capital.
04 июля 2013
©REUTERS/Han Jae-Ho Anger over N. Korean refugees repatriated from Laos Human rights monitors and North Korean defector groups voiced anger and concern Thursday over the forced repatriation to Pyongyang of nine young refugees captured in Laos.
30 мая 2013
Refugees and migrants face rising dangers: Amnesty The world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants.
24 мая 2013

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