Human Rights

N.Y. Gay Marriage Vote Expected To Ripple Nationally

Revelers celebrate during New York City's Gay Pride Parade, two days after the state Legislature legalized same-sex marriage.

Returning Ivorians lack food, shelter and medical care, UN aid agencies say

Ivorians collect food at distribution centre in the west of the country

UN official condemns use of young child as unwitting suicide bomber

Special Representative Radhika Coomaraswamy visits an IDP camp in Kabul 24 February 2010

Gay Marriages Can Start As Soon As Late July In N.Y.

After days of contentious negotiations and last-minute reversals by two Republican senators, New York became the sixth and largest state in the country to legalize gay marriage, breathing life into the national gay rights movement that had stalled over a nearly identical bill here two years ago.

Michigan Man who Operated Residential Facility for Youth in Haiti Indicted for Sexual Abuse of Minors at the Facility

The operator of Morning Star Center, a residential facility located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, that provided food and shelter to minors, has been charged with offenses involving the sexual abuse of minors in Haiti, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer of the Southern District of Florida and Director John Morton, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Michigan Drunk Driving Attorneys & Lawyers Gain Practical, Meaningful Sentences For DUI/DWI Clients Through Halfway Homes & Sobriety Courts

Drunk Driving Offense Should Be Treated Just Like Any Other Accident Or Citation Caused By A Medical Condition, Such As Is The Case With A Diabetic Person Who Is The Cause Of An Accident Because Of An Insulin Shock While Behind The Wheel.

A diabetic when involved in an auto accident due to a diabetic shock or coma is not charged with a criminal offense but instead rushed to a medical facility to receive appropriate treatment to stabilize his or hers blood sugar levels with insulin. So, why should a an addict or an alcoholic, suffering from a mental disease of addiction be treated otherwise? This fact that the aforesaid conditions are a disease and should be addressed through treatment rather than punishment has eventually come to impress upon our Criminal Justice System to reform its approach while dealing with drunk driving or substance abuse related offenses.

NEPAL: No clear route out of servitude for indentured girls

Stronger rehabilitation support is needed

UN rights group asks China to report on missing monks and stop 'disappearances'

An independent United Nations human rights group today called on Chinese authorities to report on the fate of some 300 Tibetan monks who reportedly were arrested in April, and to investigate "the ongoing practice of enforced disappearances" in the Asian country.

International Monetary Fund Admits US Economic Growth Falls Short of Estimates; Charitable Non-Profit Expands Resources to Keep Philanthropy Thriving

A recent IMF (International Monetary Fund) report shows that the pace of US economic growth is below the estimates of several economic analysts. Charitable non-profit Works of Life International Ministries revamps its program to accommodate a growing number of donations.

On Friday the International Monetary Fund issued a report saying that it expects the US economy to grow at a slower pace than what many economists had predicted. Higher oil prices and lower factory output are partly to blame according to the report. As forecasts continue to downgrade US growth many analysts and leaders in the non-profit sector are expanding their resources to help Americans maneuver through what has been a looming cloud of national economic uncertainty.

EGYPT: Bedouins begin to demand equal citizenship rights

Livestock is important for the Bedouins (file photo)