Human Rights

Mazher Mahmood denies `phone hacking` involvement in spot-fixing story

Former News of the World journalist Mazher Mahmood has denied that his investigation into alleged spot-fixing at last year's Lord's Test between Pakistan and England began after the unlawful taking of evidence from hacked phones.

Secretary Napolitano Announces Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign Partnership with the YWCA

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Stop.Think.Connect.™ campaign today announced a new partnership with the YWCA, which serves nearly 2.6 million women and girls across the country, to expand its effort to promote the importance of cybersecurity and online safety. The campaign will provide tools and resources to educate teens, young adults and parents about how youth can protect themselves from the risk of theft, fraud and abuse online.

Should Minor Offenders Be Subject To Strip Searches?

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case testing whether prison guards may constitutionally strip-search even minor traffic offenders when they are arrested and taken to jail.

ISRAEL-OPT: Families relieved by prisoner swap

Family members of Palestinian prisoners still do not know who will be released

China: “Do you have memories from before you were kidnapped?”

A girl plays the violin for change at a train station in Beijing. Screenshot from documentary trailer shot in November 2010.

UN expert urges States to fulfil obligation to prevent violence against women

Rashida Manjoo, Special Rapporteur on violence against women

GUINEA-MAURITANIA: Worst forms of child labour still widespread

Child labour is common in Guinea

Pakistan: UN humanitarian fund allocates money to sustain flood relief

Children cook their daily meal in one of the 5,900 camps that sprung up across Pakistan in 2010 when the country was hit by the worst floods in its history.

Haiti: UN voices hopes for greater reconstruction after approval of new premier

Special Representative for Haiti Mariano Fernández

UN presses Afghans to seize opportunity for dialogue, despite recent setbacks

Special Representative for Afghanistan Staffan de Mistura briefs Security Council