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Human Rights

Judiciary still not fully independent, concludes report by OSCE Mission in Kosovo

Despite improvements resulting from judicial reform in Kosovo, a number of challenges still affect independent functioning of the justice system, concludes the report by the OSCE Mission in Kosovo presented today.

Intellectual property rights in the digital age - new approaches needed to guarantee freedom of expression, says OSCE media freedom representative

The Internet should remain an open and public forum for freedom of expression for their citizens, in line with OSCE commitments and...

Going to Bat for Pit Bulls: Miami Marlins New Pitcher Mark Buehrle Teams with Best Friends to Urge Florida Legislators to Pass Bill Ending Canine Profiling in Miami-Dade


DR Congo: UN concerned over new displacement of thousands of civilians

A woman forced to flee her home village rests outside a shelter in North Kivu province.

South Sudan: UN urges redoubling of efforts to end cycle of deadly ethnic violence

Special Representative Hilde Johnson holds press conference in Juba, capital of South Sudan.

Ethiopia: Forced Relocations Bring Hunger, Hardship

The new village of Bildak in Ethiopia's Gambella region, which the semi-nomadic Nuer who were...

Child refugees from Libyan crisis in Norway for UN resettlement process

Displaced children from Ajdabiya play in the grounds of a converted construction camp in Benghazi, Libya

Uganda: War Crimes Trials Face Challenges (re-post of press release)

Judges at the opening of the war crimes trial, of Thomas Kwoyelo, before Uganda’s International Crimes...

Norwich Oncology Practice to Pay $316,513 to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that EASTERN CONNECTICUT HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY, P.C., with offices located at 330 Washington Street in Norwich, has entered into a civil settlement with the...

Burma: Political Prisoners Released

The release of key political prisoners on January 13, 2012 is a crucial development in promoting respect for human rights in Burma, but all remaining political prisoners should be freed immediately and unconditionally, Human Rights Watch said today....