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1 hr ago | Humans Rights Watch
Courts should be determining individual criminal responsibility and giving each defendant the opportunity to challenge the evidence against them rather than seemingly applying a doctrine of 'someone must pay'.
5 hrs ago | Democracy Now
Alex Sinha , Aryeh Neier Fellow at Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union.
9 hrs ago | Daily Kos
The practice of journalism and of law in the United States is being dramatically, negatively harmed by large-scale surveillance by the NSA and other intelligence agencies.
10 hrs ago | Kansas City InfoZine
A leaked draft of the World Bank's proposed new social and environmental policies reveals significant erosion of protections for communities and the environment, Bank on Human Rights, a global coalition of nongovernmental organizations, social movements, and community groups said in a statement today to the World Bank board.
Iran's abysmal record on press freedom and this spate of arrests raises a red flag.
Local residents in a house damaged during a rocket and mortar attack on Horlivka, Donetsk region.
Below are key excerpts of important news articles on a new Human Rights Watch report detailing US government agents' direct involvement in almost all domestic terror plots, the leak of a secret set of rules for labelling terrorists on various watch lists, the NSA's illegal sharing of intimate photos swept into its surveillance databases, and more.
Torture remains a serious problem in Brazil despite government efforts to curb it, a leading human rights group said Monday.
Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.
U.S. spying programs are making government sources too skittish to divulge sensitive information to reporters, especially on computer-based technology, making it difficult for journalists to hold powerful entities to account, according to a 120-page report released Monday .
Australia must press Vietnam on its jailing of political activists, curbs on free speech and use of forced labour in drug treatment centres, says Human Rights Watch, as officials from both countries prepare for human rights talks on July 28. "Vietnam is one of the most repressive, closed countries in Asia," Elaine Pearson, the group's Australia ... (more)
President Vladimir Putin signed into law on July 21, 2014 a series of amendments banning commercial advertising on paid cable and satellite television channels, Human Rights Watch said today.
Jakrapob Penkair, secretary of the anti-junta Free Thai Movement, said his movement had won support from many countries, including the US, Australia, New Zealand and some in European nations.
This case has been deeply flawed from the start because the charges were inappropriate.
The stories of those who yearn to unite with family, to become the newest citizens of the United States, and suffer so much in pursuit of that dream, remind us that immigration is not merely a political or economic issue.
Updated: Tue Jul 29, 2014 05:16 pm
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