Human Rights

Sudan: New Attacks on Civilians in Darfur

South Sudan Referendum Should Not Distract From New Abuses

Sudanese government and rebel attacks on civilians in Darfur have dramatically increased in recent weeks without signs of abating, Human Rights Watch said today. The government of Sudan, its allied forces, and rebel factions should end abuses against civilians, and concerned governments - still focused on South Sudan's referendum - should press for an end to unlawful attacks and accountability for abuses, Human Rights Watch said.

Man Faces Child Porn Charges

Returned from Duty in Afghanistan and Arrested by FBI

Corey Hollis McAdoo, age 31, made an initial appearance before Federal Magistrate Nita Stormes in the Southern District of California on Friday, January 28, 2011. A criminal complaint, filed by the FBI in Portland, Oregon, charges McAdoo with two counts of receiving child pornography while he was stationed as a U.S. Marine at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan.

PAKISTAN: Hundreds of women die for “honour” each year

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Many “honour” killings go unreported

The No-Fly List: FBI Says It's Smaller Than You Think

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Gulet Mohamed of Alexandria, Va., says he wasn't allowed to return to the United States from Kuwait for more than a month. The teenager is suing the government and hoping to find out whether he's on the no-fly list.

PHILIPPINES: Murder of Gerry Ortega, an anti-mining activist, cannot be passed off as a robbery

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UN sets humanitarian agenda for 2011: save more lives, more quickly

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Valerie Amos

UN has duty to speak out for human rights, Ban says at Holocaust event

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KENYA: Catholics divided over Pope's condom comments

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Many Kenyan Catholics say the church's opposition to condom use is impractical

THAILAND: AHRC to attend court reading of appeal verdict in disappeared lawyer's case

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) will send international and domestic observers to attend the reading of the verdict on January 21 in the appeal case concerning the disappearance and presumed killing of human rights lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit, its executive director announced today.

INDIA: Judge dodging investigation must quit

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission

The Kerala High Court Advocates' Association, in an extraordinary general body meeting held yesterday, resolved to request the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India to undertake an investigation about the charges of corruption alleged against the former Chief Justice of India, Mr. K. G. Balakrishnan and the members of his family. The resolution also calls upon the former judge to resign from his present job as the Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRC) and to face an independent investigation. Out of the estimated 300 lawyers who participated in the debate concerning the resolution, about 275 lawyers voted in favour and 20 lawyers voted against the resolution.