ARTICLES RELATING TO HUMAN RIGHTS

British PM tackles Vietnamese children trafficking

2015-07-29 20:31

Britain will seek stronger co-operation with Vietnam to crack down on the trafficking of Vietnamese children to the United Kingdom, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

106 Chinese lawyers, activists arrested as nationwide crackdown continues

2015-07-13 12:26

More than 100 human rights lawyers and activists from 15 cities and provinces in China have been detained, have disappeared or summoned by police in a nationwide crackdown, according to rights groups.

Pope asks pardon for church's 'offenses' against indigenous

2015-07-10 14:25

Pope Francis has apologised for the sins and 'offenses' committed by the Catholic Church against indigenous peoples during the colonial-era conquest of the Americas

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.

 

UN asks Canada to do more for indigenous people

2015-07-24 14:19

The Canadian government is responsible for many inequalities affecting indigenous people in the country, the UN says, urging it to do more to support natives.

China targets rights lawyers as crackdown on activists widens

2015-07-12 12:59

BEIJING, July 12 - Chinese authorities have widened a crackdown on human rights groups, detaining or questioning more than 50 lawyers and activists in a sweep over the past few days, rights groups say.

Garnishee orders an assault on human dignity - judge

2015-07-08 19:24

Western Cape High Court Judge Siraj Desai has ruled that the debt collecting procedure used by micro-lenders is “unconstitutional” and “an assault on human dignity”.

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.

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