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Uzbekistan must halt its routine use of torture and cease reprisals against human rights campaigners who expose state abuses, United Nations monitors said Friday.
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.
The attorney general Berik Imashev discussed human trafficking issues with the Charge d'affaires of the United States, John Ordway.
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.
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.
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.
Israel labelled as "racist" and "anti-religious" Friday a resolution of the pan-European human rights body calling for regulation of circumcision practices.
Not all reports of international human rights organizations, including reports for foreign governments, are true to the facts: Erlan Idrissov.
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.
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.
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"
The United States again faces the unpalatable policy dilemma that has shaped decades of relations with Egypt.
Ablyazov has been arrested in the south of France near Cannes by French special forces today.
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.
The force-feeding of hunger striking inmates at the US prison in Guantanamo clearly violates medical ethics and international law.
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.
Long-range weapons and tank attacks are being used in the worsening siege of the Syrian city of Homs.
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.
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.
The world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants.
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