Human Rights

Protecting Internet freedom, human rights and fighting transnational threats should be top priorities, say participants of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly meeting

Addressing security challenges in the OSCE region is the focus of the eleventh Winter Meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, which started today in Vienna, bringing together an estimated 250 parliamentarians from more than 50 OSCE participating...

Journalists' deaths in Syria sparks anger, world leaders to meet Friday


UN expert urges dialogue after Latvia votes against Russian as official language

Independent Expert on Minority Issues Rita Izsak. Photo: OHCHR

Tibetans Mark Solemn New Year Amid Standoff With China

Tibetans are refraining from annual celebrations to mark their traditional new year holiday, and instead are seeking to draw attention to what they describe as oppressive Chinese policies against them.

Mexico: UN human rights office voices alarm after killing of dozens of prison inmates

The United Nations human rights office has called on Mexican authorities to conduct a thorough and...

30 Mexican Inmates Escape During Deadly Riot

Officials in Mexico are offering a reward of nearly $1 million for the capture of 30 inmates who broke out of a prison in the northern state of Nuevo Leon on Sunday.

Rights Groups Demand Justice for Kenyans Displaced by Political Violence

As Kenya gears up for possible elections this year - and as four prominent Kenyans are to have their post-election violence cases tried before the International Criminal Court - thousands of people are still languishing in often-deplorable conditions...

SOUTH AFRICA: Outrage over HIV-positive journalist's dismissal and deportation

When the law fails

Central African Republic: UN and partners ask for more funds for relief work

Women in the northwestern Central African Republic town of Paoua processing millet.

IOC/Saudi Arabia: End Ban on Women in Sport

As the world prepares for the 2012 Olympics, the Saudi government is systematically discriminating against women in sports and physical education, and has never sent a female athlete to the Olympics, with no penalty from the international Olympic...