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A New Trump Battleground: Defining Human Rights

A New Trump Battleground: Defining Human Rights

The State Department says the nation has departed from its founding principles, but won’t say how. Some fear a rollback of rights.
U.N. Panel Urges Investigation Into Israeli Shootings at Gaza Border a Year Ago

U.N. Panel Urges Investigation Into Israeli Shootings at Gaza Border a Year Ago

Israeli soldiers last May on the Israeli side of the fence between Israel and Gaza.
We Are A Velour Tracksuit

We Are A Velour Tracksuit

In episode 86, the girls are at it again! They get into Israel militarizing children, how Saudi Arabia claims they're going to get rid of their male guardianship laws, and some personal talk about

U.S. Steps Up Criticism of China for Detentions in Xinjiang

Western governments, academic experts and human rights supporters challenged Beijing over its mass detention of Muslims in China’s western region.
Saudi Arabia Rebuked for First Time by Fellow Members of U.N. Rights Council

Saudi Arabia Rebuked for First Time by Fellow Members of U.N. Rights Council

Delegates at the opening day of the United Nations Human Rights Council last month in Geneva. Thirty-six nations in the body rebuked Saudi Arabia for its human rights record on Thursday.

U.N. Rights Chief, Denouncing ‘Gross Inequalities,’ Jabs at China and Israel

Michelle Bachelet cited Beijing’s treatment of ethnic Uighurs and the blockade of Gaza as examples of harsh injustice across the world.
Oil Companies May Be Complicit in Atrocities in South Sudan, U.N. Panel Says

Oil Companies May Be Complicit in Atrocities in South Sudan, U.N. Panel Says

Internally displaced persons in South Sudan, near the border with Uganda. Fighting between government forces and rebels has driven thousands to flee their homes.
Oil Companies May Be Complicit in Atrocities in South Sudan, U.N. Panel Says

Oil Companies May Be Complicit in Atrocities in South Sudan, U.N. Panel Says

Internally displaced persons in South Sudan, near the border with Uganda. Fighting between government forces and rebels has driven thousands to flee their homes.
Rights Groups Seek U.N. Inquiry Into China’s Mass Detention of Muslims

Rights Groups Seek U.N. Inquiry Into China’s Mass Detention of Muslims

A Uighur resident of Kasghar, in China’s Xinjiang region, in 2017. China is believed to have swept around a million people, mostly ethnic Uighur Muslims, into indefinite detention.
Rights Groups Seek U.N. Inquiry Into China’s Mass Detention of Muslims

Rights Groups Seek U.N. Inquiry Into China’s Mass Detention of Muslims

A Uighur resident of Kasghar, in China’s Xinjiang region, in 2017. China is believed to have swept around a million people, mostly ethnic Uighur Muslims, into indefinite detention.

U.N. Execution Expert to Lead Khashoggi Inquiry

A United Nations expert told Reuters she will travel to Turkey to head an international inquiry into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
An Emboldened China No Longer Cares What Its Critics Think

An Emboldened China No Longer Cares What Its Critics Think

Chinese police officers outside the Canadian embassy in Beijing.
An Emboldened China No Longer Cares What Its Critics Think

An Emboldened China No Longer Cares What Its Critics Think

Chinese police officers outside the Canadian embassy in Beijing.
At U.N., China Defends Mass Detention of Uighur Muslims

At U.N., China Defends Mass Detention of Uighur Muslims

Uighur Muslims in Turkey demonstrated on Tuesday against China’s mass detention of Uighurs in the western region of Xinjiang.
China Breaks Silence on Muslim Detention Camps, Calling Them ‘Humane’

China Breaks Silence on Muslim Detention Camps, Calling Them ‘Humane’

Security personnel near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, in the Xinjiang region of China. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims in Xinjiang have been held in a network of indoctrination camps.
China Breaks Silence on Muslim Detention Camps, Calling Them ‘Humane’

China Breaks Silence on Muslim Detention Camps, Calling Them ‘Humane’

Security personnel near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, in the Xinjiang region of China. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims in Xinjiang have been held in a network of indoctrination camps.
Philippines Wins New Term on U.N. Rights Council, Drawing Outrage

Philippines Wins New Term on U.N. Rights Council, Drawing Outrage

Alan Peter Cayetano, the Philippines’ foreign secretary, at the United Nations General Assembly last month. He accused critics of mounting “well-funded efforts” to block the country’s bid to win a
Nikki Haley Will Be Missed

Nikki Haley Will Be Missed

Nikki Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, in 2017.
Yemen War Investigation Is Extended by U.N. Council

Yemen War Investigation Is Extended by U.N. Council

A Yemeni woman holding a malnourished child awaiting treatment at a hospital in Al Hudaydah.