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Desperate Pleas to Free Women and Children From ISIS Camps in Syria

Desperate Pleas to Free Women and Children From ISIS Camps in Syria

The violence that has followed an American pullback has intensified questions about what duty nations have to citizens detained abroad, even those affiliated with a terrorist group.
Desperate Pleas to Free Women and Children From ISIS Camps in Syria

Desperate Pleas to Free Women and Children From ISIS Camps in Syria

The violence that has followed an American pullback has intensified questions about what duty nations have to citizens detained abroad, even those affiliated with a terrorist group.
Venezuela to Join U.N. Human Rights Council, Despite Track Record

Venezuela to Join U.N. Human Rights Council, Despite Track Record

Activists had urged the General Assembly to vote for Costa Rica instead, citing Venezuela’s political, economic and humanitarian crises.

Nobel Peace Laureate Could Face Prosecution Over Myanmar Military’s Actions

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s civilian leader, once was a democracy icon. Now she’s an international pariah because of the Myanmar military’s brutality.

Nobel Peace Laureate Could Face Prosecution Over Myanmar Military’s Actions

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s civilian leader, once was a democracy icon. Now she’s an international pariah because of the Myanmar military’s brutality.
Hong Kong Legislator Calls for U.N. to Investigate ‘Police Abuse’

Hong Kong Legislator Calls for U.N. to Investigate ‘Police Abuse’

Pro-democracy Hong Kong legislator Tanya Chan told the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Monday that an investigation of police brutality in Hong Kong is urgently needed.
Horrid Conditions in Syria Camp Where ISIS Families Fled Risk Fostering Extremism

Horrid Conditions in Syria Camp Where ISIS Families Fled Risk Fostering Extremism

The “intolerable” conditions at the Al Hol camp in Syria, set up to house families fleeing Islamic State strongholds, are fueling radicalization, according to a United Nations report.

Philippine Vice President, a Duterte Foe, Is Charged in Plot Against Him

Vice President Leni Robredo was among 36 people charged in what opponents called a trumped-up case to discredit the president’s opponents.
Why these African countries are defending China’s mass detention of Muslims

Why these African countries are defending China’s mass detention of Muslims

The African countries praised Beijing’s “remarkable achievements in the field of human rights.”
Trump’s Ominous Attempt to Redefine Human Rights

Trump’s Ominous Attempt to Redefine Human Rights

From the administration that brought you the camps, a faith-based effort to undercut America’s role in defending people’s dignity.
China’s Retort Over Its Mass Detentions: Praise From Russia and Saudi Arabia

China’s Retort Over Its Mass Detentions: Praise From Russia and Saudi Arabia

After 22 countries deplored China’s treatment of Muslims in the Xinjiang region, 37 nations praised China’s “contribution to the international human rights cause.”
U.N. Rights Council to Investigate Killings in Philippine Drug War

U.N. Rights Council to Investigate Killings in Philippine Drug War

President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against drug dealers and users has left thousands of people dead, and has been denounced as a lawless atrocity.
U.N. Rights Council to Investigate Killings in Philippine Drug War

U.N. Rights Council to Investigate Killings in Philippine Drug War

President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against drug dealers and users has left thousands of people dead, and has been denounced as a lawless atrocity.
Vincent Lambert, Frenchman at Center of Right-to-Die Case, Dies at 42

Vincent Lambert, Frenchman at Center of Right-to-Die Case, Dies at 42

Mr. Lambert, a nurse who was left in a vegetative state after a 2008 accident, had been taken off life support. The case bitterly divided his family.
Vincent Lambert, Frenchman at Center of Right-to-Die Case, Dies at 42

Vincent Lambert, Frenchman at Center of Right-to-Die Case, Dies at 42

Mr. Lambert, a nurse who was left in a vegetative state after a 2008 accident, had been taken off life support. The case bitterly divided his family.
China Rebuked by 22 Nations Over Xinjiang Repression

China Rebuked by 22 Nations Over Xinjiang Repression

In an embarrassment for China, 22 countries rejected its version of events in the Xinjiang region, where a million or more people are in detention centers.
China Rebuked by 22 Nations Over Xinjiang Repression

China Rebuked by 22 Nations Over Xinjiang Repression

In an embarrassment for China, 22 countries rejected its version of events in the Xinjiang region, where a million or more people are in detention centers.
Venezuela Forces Killed Thousands, Then Covered It Up, U.N. Says

Venezuela Forces Killed Thousands, Then Covered It Up, U.N. Says

Special forces members engaged in extrajudicial killings and then altered crime scenes to make it look as if the victims had been resisting arrest, United Nations investigators said.
Venezuela Forces Killed Thousands, Then Covered It Up, U.N. Says

Venezuela Forces Killed Thousands, Then Covered It Up, U.N. Says

Special forces members engaged in extrajudicial killings and then altered crime scenes to make it look as if the victims had been resisting arrest, United Nations investigators said.
U.N. Expert Calls for International Investigation Into Khashoggi Killing

U.N. Expert Calls for International Investigation Into Khashoggi Killing

Agnes Callamard, the United Nations expert on extrajudicial killings, excoriated the world body for its “paralysis” in the killing of a journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, by Saudi agents in Istanbul.