Human Rights

Pace of Reform Toward Equal Rights for Women Falls to 20-Year Low

The global pace of reforms toward equal treatment of women under the law has slumped to a 20-year low, constituting a potential impediment to economic growth at a critical time for the global economy, a new World Bank report shows.

UN rights chief deplores Ukraine death toll one year after Russian invasion

A mother in Bucha, Ukraine, buries her son whose body was found along with 450 others after...

Thousands of Refugee Students Cut off from Classes in Lebanon

Thousands of Syrian refugee students in Lebanon are being cut off from classes, all, according to officials, in the name of “equality.”

In Memory of Venerable Master Hsing-Yun

Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, center right, the leader of Tai Ji Men, led 60...

Ukraine: New Light on Russia’s Rail Station Attack

Russia’s cluster munition strike on the crowded Kramatorsk train station in eastern Ukraine in April 2022 killed dozens of civilians in violation of the laws of war, and was an apparent war crime, Human Rights Watch and SITU Research said in a report...

Russia: Political Prisoner Feared Forcibly Disappeared

Russian authorities have refused for a month to provide information about the location of a political prisoner, Andrey Pivovarov, raising concerns that he has been forcibly disappeared, Human Rights Watch said on February 18, 2023.

Tunisia: UN rights chief concerned over crackdown on opposition

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Street scene in Tunisia.

WHO reveals one-third of prisoners in Europe suffer mental health disorders

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WHO reports that 32.8 per cent of European inmates have mental health disorders.

Thailand: Law on Torture, ‘Disappearance’ Delayed

The Thai government’s decision to delay enforcement of key provisions of the new torture and enforced disappearance law should be immediately reversed, Human Rights Watch said on February 15, 2023.

Uganda Threatens to Close UN Human Rights Office

The Ugandan government should immediately reverse its decision to end the mandate of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Uganda, Human Rights Watch said on February 15, 2023. On February 6, 2023, Uganda’s...