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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.
07 декабря 2012
Poll finds growing US support for same-sex marriage Support is growing in the United States for marriage equality, two polls showed on Wednesday.
06 декабря 2012
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.
30 ноября 2012
Photo courtesy of nnm.ru 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.
22 ноября 2012
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.
14 ноября 2012
Photo courtesy of topnews.in 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.
13 ноября 2012
Meeting of the UN Human Rights Council. ©REUTERS 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.
13 ноября 2012
Tengrinews.kz stock photo 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.
12 ноября 2012
Kazakhstan Parliament. Tengrinews.kz stock photo 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.
15 октября 2012
Photo courtesy of sheknows.com 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.
12 октября 2012
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.
11 октября 2012
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.
03 октября 2012
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.
19 сентября 2012
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.
18 сентября 2012
©REUTERS/Athar Hussain 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.
13 сентября 2012
Catherine Branson. Photo courtesy of 123people.com 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.
12 сентября 2012
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.
11 сентября 2012
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.
09 сентября 2012
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.
06 сентября 2012
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.
03 сентября 2012

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