A jury on Friday recommended awarding Keith Wildhaber, a sergeant for the St. Louis County police department, nearly $20 million in damages in an employment discrimination case after finding that the department discriminated against him because of his sexual orientation. Wildhaber filed the lawsuit in 2017 alleging that he had been passed up for promotions [...]

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A UN representative reported to the UN General Assembly’s human rights committee on Wednesday that Iran executed seven children in 2018 and two so far this year. Javaid Rehman stated to the committee that he remained “concerned about the continued use of the death penalty” in Iran. While the execution rate has dropped in Iran [...]

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Amnesty International released their inaugural report on the performance of three regional human rights institutions in Africa on Monday, finding low compliance with the final decisions of the regional mechanisms. Although many states have consistently promised to comply, the report found that overall the states have failed to follow through. For example, the African Court [...]

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