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Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison on Friday denied allegations that conditions in an asylum-seeker camp in Papua New Guinea amounted to torture and insisted the off-shore processing regime would stay.
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When Vancouver Sun columnist Shelley Fralic asked readers to share their favourite holiday films -- there was no shortage of responses.
Amnesty International is calling on Britain and the rest of Europe to do more to resettle refugees from Syria's civil war.
In a Cuba under the yoke of the apartheid Castro tyranny, Human Rights Day is as good a day as any to launch a wave of brutal repression against peaceful dissidents.
The tasks Bill McKibben set for himself were monumental. Start a genuinely grassroots movement at a time when many big environmental groups focus on mouse-click petitions, fundraising, and lobbying done by professionals.
LGBT human rights leaders mourned the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela, calling the Nobel Peace Prize recipient a true global leader.
Gay rights activists wave rainbow colored flags during a protest meeting after the top Indian court ruled that a colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality will remain in effect in India Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, in New Delhi, India.
Nelson Mandela is being remembered as a towering giant, the sort of hero of whom President Barack Obama said, "few of us will share space with on this Earth again."
Two doctors and a Santa Fe woman with advanced uterine cancer want physicians in New Mexico to be able to prescribe - without the fear of prosecution- the needed medications for terminally ill patients who want to end their lives on their own terms.
A Russian bisexual activist facing deportation from England to Russia was released from detention after thousands signed a petition on Change.org calling for her release and demanding her asylum claim be given proper consideration.
Human rights advisers to President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday criticized his proposal to free some prisoners on the 20th anniversary of Russia's constitution, arguing it was far too limited to help ease social tensions.
Proponents of same-sex marriage are launching a campaign to legalize it in Pennsylvania - the last holdout among the Northeast states.
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Rights groups urged Egypt's army-backed government on Tuesday to investigate mass killings of protesters by security forces during the dispersal of Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins in August after Islamist president Mohamed Mursi was deposed.
On Monday, a group of nearly 100 state legislators from 32 states gathered at Mount Vernon to demand an Article 5 Convention.
Razan Zaitouneh, a prominent Syrian human rights lawyer who went into hiding for her widely publicised work on atrocities committed by President Bashar al-Assad's forces, has been kidnapped in a rebel-held town, activists said on Tuesday.