Human Rights

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 forcibly transferred there quickly abandoned in May 2011 because there was no water source for their cattle.

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 Division.

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 government in which it will pay $316,513 to resolve allegations that the practice violated the False Claims Act.

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.

PAKISTAN: Mutilated for venturing outdoors

Taliban threats are making life miserable for many girls and women in remote areas of Pakistan

Security Council presses for ethnic reconciliation in troubled area of South Sudan

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) preparing a meal in South Sudan.

Human Rights Watch Urged the EU to Press Vietnam to Respect Human Rights

A memo was released to the EU by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) that puts pressure on a human rights dialogue held in Vietnam today. Bloggers Nguyen Van Hai (a.k.a. Dieu Cay) and Phan Thanh Hai (a.k.a. Anhbasg) had been held without trial since 2010, and Bui Thi Minh Hang for participating in earlier protests.

DR Congo: UN mission condemns killing of dozens of civilians in South Kivu

Residents of an IDP camp in North Kivu receive food rations distributed by WFP and an NGO