Human Rights

Doctor Removes the Wrong Ovary in a Young Med Student - It’s Every Woman’s Worst Nightmare, According to Mrs. Neim’s Attorney, Andrew G. Slutkin

Nadege Neim, a 28-year-old medical student, had her entire life in front of her. She had a bright future as a doctor, a loving husband, and was starting a family. Nothing could go wrong, she said. But her life was turned upside down when wrong site...

EU: Border Agency Exposes Migrants to Abusive Conditions

Frontex, the European Union’s external border enforcement agency, is exposing migrants to inhuman and degrading conditions, Human Rights Watch said in a report issued today. Migrants apprehended along Greece’s land border with Turkey are sent to...

Madagascar: Ban calls for full implementation of political road map

A political rally in Madagascar in 2009

No Respect For The Women On The Sidelines

Pam Oliver, sideline reporter for Fox Sports, interviews head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers as he leads his team...

Director-General of UNESCO condemns murder of José Oquendo Reyes, the second Peruvian journalist killed in a week

“I condemn the murder of José Oquendo Reyes,” the Director-General said. “I am also very concerned about the recent rise in violence against journalists in Peru and trust that the authorities will not let these crimes go unpunished. This is important...

Indigenous peoples suffer abuses in race for natural resources – UN rights expert

Special Rapporteur James Anaya

A unique regional initiative: The Asian Alliance Against Torture and Ill-Treatment

It is well documented that torture, enforced disappearances and extra-judicial executions are carried out throughout Asia by agents of the state, notably police, military, and special investigation units, who expose ordinary citizens to such heinous...

PAKISTAN: The AHRC appeals to the international community and humanitarian organizations to assist the flood victims before another catastrophe occurs

The Asian Human Rights Commission urges the world community and the international donors to help the more than eight million flood affected people from Sindh province who are under severe threat from widespread disease. The flooding has affected 22...

Boosting women’s political participation vital for democracy, UN forum stresses

Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet

Condemning deadly attack near Burundian capital, Secretary-General calls for restraint

Women displaced by clashes around Kabezi, near the Burundian capital, Bujumbura, May 2008