Syria is detaining and torturing children systematically during its crackdown on dissent, said Navi Pillay, the head of the United Nations human rights agency.
Gao Zhisheng, the famous Chinese human rights lawyer now jailed in the remote Western region of Xinjiang, was allowed an inaugural jail visit by his brother and his wife’s [...]
Amnesty International said on Tuesday that there was an upswing in state-mandated executions 2011.
Cuba should “strive to build a renewed and open society, a better society, one more worthy of humanity.”
Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Cuba on Monday; the first time a pontiff has done so since Pope John Paul II’s visit in 1997.
March 21 marked the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. To the innocent ear, this United Nations commemoration may sound sterile, even awkward.
Zimbabwe fined six activists $500 and forced them to do 420 hours of community service for discussing the Arab Spring uprisings.
A prominent human rights group said fighting in northern Kachin State has led to serious abuses, including rape, torture, and executions.
The financial crisis is victimizing innocent people around the globe. Global action is needed.
In the first verdict ever delivered by the International Criminal Court (ICC), Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga Dyilo was found guilty of conscripting and enlisting [...]