Human Rights

La Jolla, California Lawyer Receives 21-Month Prison Sentence for Defrauding New Mexico Investor

United States Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced that, on July 1, 2011 in federal court in Albuquerque, Paul Conrad Ward, Jr., 63, was sentenced to a 21-month term of imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release for his wire...

IRAQ: A bad place for children

For Iraq to achieve the MDGs, over 400,000 undernourished Iraqi children would have to receive adequate food, while nearly 700,000 would...

U. S. Federal Judge Certifies Nationwide Class Action of Blind Persons who Visit Disney Theme Parks and Websites

On June 29, 2011, in the United States District Court Central District of California, Case No. CV 10-05810-DMG-FMO, Judge Dolly Gee certified a nationwide class of blind persons in a class action pending in Los Angeles. The blind plaintiffs in the...

Greek austerity measures could violate human rights, UN expert says

Cephas Lumina, UN expert on foreign debt and human rights

Three Men Each Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Plotting to Bomb Bronx Synagogues and Shoot Down U.S. Military Planes

James Cromitie, David Williams, and Onta Williams were each sentenced today to 25 years in prison for plotting to bomb synagogues in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York, and to use Stinger surface-to-air guided missiles to shoot down military...

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...

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...