ARTICLES RELATING TO HUMAN RIGHTS

Colombian man ends own life with government help

2015-07-04 10:08

Euthanasia has emerged from legal limbo in Colombia after a cancer patient ended his life with government backing.

UN rights body backs call for accountability in Gaza war

2015-07-03 20:25

The UN's top human rights body has backed calls for accountability in last year's conflict in Gaza, in which hundreds of Palestinian civilians and six Israeli civilians were killed.

UNHCR wants end to forced marriage

2015-07-02 22:25

The UNHCR has adopted a resolution calling for an end to child, early and forced marriage, and recognising child marriage as a violation of human rights.

Ethiopia mulls tough trafficking law, including death penalty

2015-06-30 22:26

Human traffickers in Ethiopia could face life in jail or the death penalty under a bill aimed at curbing the illegal flow of people in and out of the Horn of Africa country.

Rights group urges Nigeria to repeal anti-gay law

2015-06-29 20:58

Nigeria urged to repeal its anti-gay law by human rights group

Myanmar jails 20 suspected human traffickers

2015-06-25 17:33

A Myanmar court has sentenced 20 crew of a suspected trafficking ship to five years each for entering its territory illegally.

ICC trial of Congo's 'Terminator' set to start

2015-06-16 21:29

The war crimes trial of ex-DRC warlord Bosco Ntaganda - nicknamed "The Terminator" - is set to open in The Hague, the International Criminal Court says.

Abuse of mentally ill patient: SAHRC must act

2015-06-11 21:15

The SA Human Rights Commission has been called on to get involved in the alleged assault of a mentally ill teen by a doctor at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

Last of 'Angola 3' could walk free soon

2015-06-09 17:11

The last of the 'Angola 3' could walk free from prison within days, but the prosecutor vows to appeal.

UN: Killings, torture, sexual slavery committed in Eritrea

2015-06-08 11:16

Eritrea may have committed crimes against humanity, a year-long UN human rights inquiry says in a report describing extrajudicial killings, widespread torture, sexual slavery and enforced labour.

 

ICC postpones trial of DRC's 'Terminator' warlord

2015-07-03 21:24

The war crimes trial of Congolese former warlord Bosco Ntaganda, nicknamed "The Terminator", was has been postponed until September to give his lawyers a chance to prepare their case, the International Criminal Court says.

Mixed reaction to scrapping of anti-gay law in Mozambique

2015-07-03 20:24

Mozambicans have reacted with caution, celebration and rejection to the recent scrapping of a colonial anti-gay law.

Russia cuts funding to 'foreign agent' NGOs

2015-07-02 22:11

Some of Russia's leading NGOs say their work will be hit after they were turned down for grants by a government that brands them "foreign agents" under a controversial law.

Chadian dictator's trial to feature 4 000 victims - lawyers

2015-06-29 21:52

More than 4 000 victims have been registered in the trial of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre for atrocities committed during his presidency, their lawyers say.

AU calls on UK to release Rwanda's spy chief

2015-06-26 21:01

The African Union has called for Britain to release Rwanda's intelligence chief after his arrest on a warrant issued by Spain, which accuses him of killings after the 1994 genocide, Rwanda's foreign minister says.

Tanzania cops arrest man accused of trying to sell albino niece

2015-06-17 17:47

Tanzanian police have arrested a 44-year-old man accused of trying to sell his albino niece to undercover security officials posing as witch doctors as part of a nationwide crackdown on the illegal trade in albino body parts.

SA farmer begs Commission to help him save Wilge River

2015-06-12 13:06

A Free State farmer is taking his battle to stop the Mafube municipality from polluting the Wilge River to the SA Human Rights Commission.

SAHRC gets corporal punishment complaints

2015-06-11 12:18

The SA Human Rights Commission in the Northern Cape has received two corporal punishment complaints recently, a provincial manager of the commission says.

Justice of human rights must replace justice of the wallet

2015-06-09 08:59

In South Africa, access to justice should be an indispensable right that upholds human dignity so that we can improve, facilitate and expand our people’s collective access to law and justice, which will help to ensure economic and social development.

HRW asks UN to put Israel on child rights violators list

2015-06-04 20:13

Human Rights Watch has urged UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to add Israel to an annual "List of Shame" of children's rights violators.

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