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Dec 10, 2018
Human Rights Day on 10 December: 70 years since UN adopted resolution, violations still not thing of pastAs the world marks 70 years of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights marked as International Human Rights Day, the UN's year-long campaign #Standup4HumanRights draws to a close.
Dec 02, 2018
International Day for Abolition of Slavery 2018: Unabashed forms of modern-day slavery continue to be practiced world overAlthough slavery in its “traditional” form may not be prevalent (too evidently) today, there are over 40 million people globally who are still victims of modern slavery.
Nov 15, 2018
Rohingya repatriation doubtful as terrified refugees reluctant to return to Myanmar; Bangladesh rules out forceful actionBangladesh's refugee commissioner cast doubt on whether the plan to send first batch of 150 Rohingya, from a preliminary 2,260 slated for return, could go ahead as scheduled on Thursday.
Nov 01, 2018
Sexual abuse of women in North Korea 'open, unaddressed and widely-tolerated secret', says Human Rights Watch reportUS-based Human Rights Watch drew on interviews with more than 50 North Korean escapees to chronicle gruesome details of rape and other abuses perpetrated by security officers such as border guards, but also civilian officials.
Oct 31, 2018
Human Rights Watch says US should not transfer suspected jihadists from Syria to Iraq 'if they will be at risk of torture or unfair trial'The New York-based watchdog said the United States had transferred suspected members of the Islamic State group for trials in Baghdad. "The US should not be transferring IS suspects from Syria to Iraq or elsewhere if they will be at risk of torture or an unfair trial," HRW's Nadim Houry said.
Oct 28, 2018
Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed Sri Lanka's PM: Human Rights Watch says his return to high office 'raises chilling concerns'Controversial strongman Rajapaksa staged a dramatic political comeback on Friday, becoming the new prime minister after Sirisena sacked premier Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Oct 19, 2018
Prominent human rights groups urge Turkey to request UN investigation into Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearanceFour prominent human rights and press freedom groups on Thursday urged Turkey to request a United Nations investigation into Khashoggi's disappearance.
Oct 06, 2018
Supporters of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi demand his 'release'; Saudi prince says Turkey can search consulate in IstanbulJamal Khashoggi, a contributor to the Washington Post, has not been seen since he went to the Saudi mission on Tuesday to receive an official document for his marriage. Ankara and Riyadh have given contradictory versions of the circumstances of Khashoggi's disappearance, with Turkish officials saying they believed he was still inside the consulate.
Sep 14, 2018
Aung San Suu Kyi says 'handling' of Rohingya Muslims could have been better, claims rule of law must apply to everyoneIn the face of global condemnation, Myanmar's leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said that the handling of Rohingya Muslims — 7,00,000 of whom have fled to Bangladesh amid a brutal military campaign — could have been better.
Sep 12, 2018
Family planning in India: Women brave health risks to opt for sterilisation, as men shrug off responsibilityOne in three married Indian women in the 15-49 age group resorts to sterilisation, often in areas where facilities are scarce and risk to their health high.