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UN commissioner flags rampant rights violations against journalists covering war in Yemen
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Thursday that there have been a high number of human rights violations against journalists covering the ongoing civil war in Yemen. The conflict began in March 2015. Since that time, th (More)
US imposes sanctions on Hong Kong and China officials over security law
The United States Department of the Treasury imposed sanctions Friday on 11 Hong Kong and mainland China officials over their involvement in undermining Hong Kong's autonomy and curtailing citizens' freedom of expression and assembly through the impl (More)
Rights organization calls for impartial investigation of Beirut blast
Human Rights Watch (HRW) called Thursday for an impartial investigation into the explosion at Beirut's shipping port on Tuesday. HRW said that the investigation, conducted by independent experts, should determine the causes and responsibility for the (More)
Analyzing the Sufficiency of Iran's Child and Adolescent Protection Law
Iran recently passed a law criminalizing abandonment, physical or emotional abuse of children, taking a major leap in terms of rights provided to children and juveniles. The Child and Adolescent Protection Bill was approved by the Guardian Council, t (More)
China sentences Canadian citizen to death after drug conviction
The Chinese government Thursday sentenced a Canadian citizen to death on drug crimes related to the production of ketamine.The Guangzhou Municipal Intermediate Court found that Xu Weihong gathered materials for the production of ketamine and stor (More)
Forced Sterilization of Uyghur Women is a Violation of a Woman's Right to Reproductive Autonomy
In late June, findings from an investigation confirmed China’s compulsory sterilization of Uyghur women native to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) in northwest China. Dr. Adrian Zenz, a senior fellow in Chinese studies at the Victims of C (More)
New York governor signs bill to combat racial housing discrimination
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill granting authority to the New York Department of State to discipline real estate professionals who illegally discriminate based on race with suspension or revocation of their licenses.Bill S6874-A/ (More)
US federal judge targeted by gunman calls for better protection of judges' privacy
New Jersey District Judge Esther Salas called for better protection of the privacy and safety of judges in a video statement released Monday describing the tragic killing of her son, who died protecting his parents from a gunman who was targeting Sal (More)
COVID-19, Political Prisoners, and the Overcrowding of Prisons
Barely a few months after news broke about a novel virus with the potential for a global pandemic, COVID-19 brought the entire world to a grinding halt. Even though some countries have decided to gradually open up, the rate of new infected cases show (More)
UN rights expert welcomes extension of peaceful assembly right to digital platforms
The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association has welcomed new guidance from the UN Human Rights Committee extending the right of peaceful assembly to online platforms.The UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC (More)