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Kuwait's highest court could have created a remedy for a slew of prosecutions that violate constitutional guarantees of free speech.
Should polygamy be legal among consenting adults?
Should we change our lifestyles to help reduce global warming?
7 hrs ago | The Daily Star
CAIRO: Syrian writer Khaled Khalifa, a veteran opponent of the ruling Baath party, has won the Naguib Mahfouz literature prize from the American University in Cairo, organizers said on Thursday.
8 hrs ago | Iol.co.za
Nigerian authorities have largely ignored sectarian clashes in the nation's religiously mixed central region that have killed 3 000 people since 2010, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.
13 hrs ago | Star Tribune
Human Rights Watch accuses Nigeria's government of largely ignoring years of "mass murder" in two states by failing to prosecute known perpetrators who have burned victims alive and hacked or shot to death others because of their tribe or religion.
Prime Minister Abe should not miss this important opportunity to demonstrate what he meant by diplomacy based on the fundamental values of human rights and democracy.
With the murder of a radio journalist in the Philippines Wednesday morning, a total of three journalists have been killed and one wounded in a spate of deadly attacks in the country over the last two weeks and 12 in 2013 overall.
As South Africans cheered President Barack Obama's speech at the funeral of Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, a nation of 4.6 million people 2,500 miles north was being torn apart by religious hatred.
India's Supreme Court on Wednesday restored a colonial-era law banning gay sex, overturning a 2009 lower court ruling that deemed the 1861 law unconstitutional-and igniting controversy around the world.
A judge has postponed the execution of an Islamist opposition leader in Bangladesh, after his legal team appealed for a reprieve hours before he was to be hanged.
"The HIV epidemic in New Orleans is one of the worst in the US, and proven strategies for addressing it are being ignored.
Marissa was raped in Washington, D.C., two years ago. The detective sent to investigate told her that bringing charges against the perpetrator would ruin the rapist's life.
On Tuesday, NGO Monitor published a report evaluating the NGOs Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch in terms of their coverage of women's rights in the Middle East and North Africa region from 1995 to 2012.
We're delighted to see New York's landmark building highlighting the work of Human Rights Watch.
New EU proposals to prevent the dangerous practice of boat migration could hurt, rather than save, refugees trying to reach Europe say human rights groups In the early hours of Thursday morning, on October 3, a fishing boat overcrowded with some five hundred African migrants from Eritrea approached the Italian shoreline of the island of Lampedusa.
The authorities urgently need to work out a feasible plan to question witnesses and militia members in connection with these deadly attacks on protesters.