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The United Nations Human Rights Council voted Wednesday to establish a commission of inquiry into incidents in Gaza, investigating whether any war crimes have been committed in the area.
7 hrs ago | Bangkok Post
The junta is imposing a regime of "forced smiles" on an unwilling populace as their rights are progressively eroded, says Human Rights Watch .
15 hrs ago | The Ecologist
Forest-dwellers in Buriram province involved in a land dispute with the Thai government have been forcibly evicted, intimidated, arrested, held without charge, and dumped on a site unfit for human habitation with no water supply.
18 hrs ago | Commentary Magazine
The African Literature Association has thrown its insubstantial weight behind the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement.
23 hrs ago | CBC News
Palestinians sleep at a UN school to escape heavy Israeli shelling in the Shejaia neighbourhood in Gaza City on Monday.
On May 6, 2014, the Baku Grave Crimes Court sentenced eight political youth activists to prison terms ranging from six to eight years on a series of bogus charges related to an alleged plan to instigate violence at a March 2013 protest that the authorities violently dispersed before it began.
The Russian government, by branding these five important groups as 'foreign agents,' has taken a major step toward destroying independent activism in the country.
As Gaza, Ukraine and Syria trend on Twitter, has social media changed the way conflicts are covered? Host Michel Martin finds out from reporter Anne Barnard and Peter Bouckaert of Human Rights Watch.
Tens of thousands of Ukrainians forced from their homes by the internal armed conflict are receiving little protection and assistance from Ukrainian authorities, claims Human Rights Watch in a letter sent to President Petro Poroshenko.
Human Rights Watch and the Columbia Law School have released a comprehensive report challenging the government's use of sting operations and other tactics in terrorism prosecutions.
After Israeli missiles killed boys on a beach and repeatedly struck a well-marked hospital, one can only be gravely concerned for the safety of civilians caught up in the ground offensive.
The study by Human Rights Watch bemoans an over-aggressive approach where the FBI will identify someone who fits a possible terrorist profile; urge that person to participate in an attack; provide the necessary materials; then, finally, make an arrest.
This article titled "Government agents 'directly involved' in most high-profile US terror plots" was written by Spencer Ackerman in New York, for theguardian.com on Monday 21st July 2014 13.30 UTC Nearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 featured the "direct involvement" of government agents or ... (more)
A new human rights report offers a blistering assessment of the Justice Department's role in the war on terror, taking aim at tactics used to identify and prosecute suspected terrorists.
The FBI encouraged and sometimes even paid Muslims to commit terrorist acts during numerous sting operations after the 9/11 attacks, a human rights group said in a report published on Monday .
The Ethiopian government should immediately drop politically motivated charges brought against 10 bloggers and journalists on July 17, 2014, under the country's deeply flawed anti-terrorism law, Human Rights Watch said today.
Updated: Wed Jul 23, 2014 09:59 pm
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