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Mexico gay rights groups cheer court's marriage ruling
Mexico gay rights groups cheer court's marriage ruling

Mexican gay rights groups voiced hope Thursday that a Supreme Court ruling against an Oaxaca state law that banned same-sex marriages will lead to similar decisions across the nation.

Mexico gay rights groups cheer court's marriage ruling
Poll finds growing US support for same-sex marriage
Poll finds growing US support for same-sex marriage

Support is growing in the United States for marriage equality, two polls showed on Wednesday.

Poll finds growing US support for same-sex marriage
Largest 'dirty war' trial opens in Argentina
Largest 'dirty war' trial opens in Argentina

A trial involving almost 800 cases of human rights abuses during Argentina's 1976-1983 military junta got under way Wednesday, chronicling the use of torture and murder during the dictatorship.

Largest 'dirty war' trial opens in Argentina
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Kazakhstan ratified Convention on equal opportunities for men and women workers

Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a Law on ratification of the Convention concerning Equal Opportunities and Equal Treatment for Men and Women Workers: Workers with Family Responsibilities.

Kazakhstan ratified Convention on equal opportunities for men and women workers
UN rights chief warns Australia on refugees
UN rights chief warns Australia on refugees

The UN's top human rights official Wednesday described a hunger strike by refugees banished by Australia to the remote Pacific as a sign of the "unbearable conditions" of their detention.

UN rights chief warns Australia on refugees
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US vows to attack 'flaws' in UN Human Rights Council

The United States on Monday won a new term on the UN Human Rights Council and vowed to renew its campaign to put right "flaws" in the controversial body.

US vows to attack 'flaws' in UN Human Rights Council
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Kazakhstan became member of UN Human Rights Council

The elections of the new Council members for 2013-2015 were held during the 67th session of the UN General Assembly on November 12 in New York.

Kazakhstan became member of UN Human Rights Council
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Kazakhstan mulls becoming UN Human Rights Council member

Kazakhstan has presented itself as a candidate for membership in the UN Human Rights Council from Asian-Pacific States for 2013-2015.

Kazakhstan mulls becoming UN Human Rights Council member
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Kazakhstan senators ask human rights experts for help

Kazakhstan International Human Rights Bureau has been invited to the Senate to make a report on human rights and provide recommendations.

Kazakhstan senators ask human rights experts for help
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UN report warns of possible rise in child marriages

The number of girls who marry before their 18th birthday could increase dramatically over the next two decades, a new UN report warned Thursday.

UN report warns of possible rise in child marriages
Amnesty International calls on DRCongo to halt clashes in east
Amnesty International calls on DRCongo to halt clashes in east

Amnesty International called Wednesday on the Democratic Republic of Congo to put an end to the fighting in the east of the country where several local and foreign armed groups are committing abuses.

Amnesty International calls on DRCongo to halt clashes in east
Air strike kills children as Syrian war rages
Air strike kills children as Syrian war rages

Shelling and air raids killed dozens of Syrian civilians, including children, on Monday, a watchdog said, while rebels and loyalists fought close-quarter battles in Aleppo's main souk.

Air strike kills children as Syrian war rages
Chaos turns Syria into paradise for kidnappers
Chaos turns Syria into paradise for kidnappers

Every time violence intensifies in Syria, so do abductions of civilians, for political reasons and more often for financial gain.

Chaos turns Syria into paradise for kidnappers
Syria clashes rage, UN deplores 'gross' rights abuses
Syria clashes rage, UN deplores 'gross' rights abuses

UN officials have denounced gross human rights violations by both sides in Syria, as fighting rages in the second city Aleppo with the army claiming to have secured much of a strategic district.

Syria clashes rage, UN deplores 'gross' rights abuses
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Hundreds jailed by 'fake' bomb detectors in Thai south

Implicated by the wand of a "bogus" bomb detector, Hassan became one of hundreds detained in Thailand's insurgency-racked south because of equipment that experts say is useless.

Hundreds jailed by 'fake' bomb detectors in Thai south
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Australia breached rights of 9-year-old girl

Australia's human rights body Wednesday found the government breached the rights of a nine-year-old girl it detained for more than nine months, during which time she witnessed others self-harming.

Australia breached rights of 9-year-old girl
OIC tours unrest-hit western Myanmar: official
OIC tours unrest-hit western Myanmar: official

Members of an influential Islamic body have visited Myanmar's Rakhine state, a government official said Tuesday, to survey fallout from deadly sectarian unrest between Buddhist and Muslim communities.

OIC tours unrest-hit western Myanmar: official
 Clinton hopes US to end Russia trade curbs
Clinton hopes US to end Russia trade curbs

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voiced hope Saturday that the US Congress would act this month to end Cold War-era trade restrictions on Russia but also raised concerns on human rights.

Clinton hopes US to end Russia trade curbs
Chavez says no evidence of alleged Yanomami killings
Chavez says no evidence of alleged Yanomami killings

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday became the latest senior official to insist there is no evidence of an alleged massacre of some 80 Yanomami indigenous people.

Chavez says no evidence of alleged Yanomami killings
Gulf states criticise Syria as more than 100 killed
Gulf states criticise Syria as more than 100 killed

Arab Gulf monarchies lambasted Syria's regime for deploying heavy weapons against its civilians, as over 100 people were killed in raids, bombings and air strikes according to a watchdog toll count.

Gulf states criticise Syria as more than 100 killed