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On the 20th anniversary of the annual World Water Day, the United Nations is asking countries, international organizations and NGOs to work together.
From an epidemic of birth defects to torture, rape and executions, the US legacy in Iraq is a human rights disaster.
Two widely reported jail sentences were given today, one for a hacker, one for two rapists. Guess who's going away for longer?
Burmese activists say the opposition leader is selling them out to a Chinese mining company with a history of pollution and land grabs.
Member states of the United Nations will gather in New York for the next two weeks to discuss the elimination of violence against women and girls.
After months of occupying the sidewalk in front of their shuttered factory and a hunger strike, workers won the severance they were owed by major retailers.
A Human Rights Watch report released today details the numerous ways the Indonesian government curbs religious freedoms.
In an announcement yesterday, ANC challenger Mamphela Ramphele said she fully supports gay rights.
Experts allege cholera was brought to Haiti by UN peacekeepers, but Ban Ki Moon says the international body is immune from legal action and will not compensate victims.
A damning new Human Rights Watch report accuses Canadian police of systemic abuse and discrimination of indigenous women and girls.
The notorious Haitian dictator could be brought up on corruption charges, but a judge has announced he won't face trial for alleged crimes against humanity.
Opinion: Here's hoping the president is upfront about the state of human rights in his administration during his fifth State of the Union tonight.
Christopher Dorner, a fugitive ex-cop, is leading law enforcement on an epic chase using drone technology. But where's the oversight? Who's responsible? And where do we go from here?
With the rapidly expanding middle class demanding change, China's government is not only listening, but taking action.
Despite harsh conservative criticism, the House of Commons voted 400-175 on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.
Officers said they acted in self-defense, but cell phone footage shows police murdering striking miners at the Lonmin mine.
The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism announced a forthcoming probe into the legality of drone strikes in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia.
Reports of anti-austerity terrorist attacks and a lack of heating for the poor plague Greece as world leaders gather for the annual economic conference
Dr. Cornel West thinks President Obama's use of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Bible was "a moment in political calculation" that disgraced the peace leader's memory.
The British parliament will attempt to modernize the monarchy by making the rules of succession gender-neutral and LGBT friendly.