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As China's Communist Party Congress gets going, there are no surprises in store for human rights advocates.
Shell shut down drilling for the year, but the fight over the resources under the Arctic ice is just heating up.
Voters in Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana yesterday, but will the federal government respect the decision and maintain civil liberties?
Marriage equality advocates have fought a tough battle against the Catholic Church and anti-gay campaign experts to keep an amendment out of the state's constitution.
Rights groups are asking Azerbaijan to release jailed journalists and dissidents on the eve of a UN-sponsored internet development forum hosted in its capital.
Climate change is easy to ignore when it's hypothetical. But meteorologists are now wondering if Hurricane Sandy was caused in part by melting glaciers in the Arctic.
Controversial libel laws, Palestinian reporters targeted and a journalist sentenced for reporting on leaked documents indicate increasing repression.
Tens of thousands more are homeless and cholera has already begun to spread in the wake of this weekend's hurricane.
Journalists across the country went on strike last week to protest the government's appointments of moderators that stifle reporting critical of the new administration.
Despite being hailed for years as a Western-style democratic reformer, Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is heading a brutal crackdown on Kurdish journalists and media outlets.
The Egyptian-American writer whose recent arrest made international headlines spoke with the RIGHTS blog about anti-Muslim hate crimes — and why she doesn't want you to call her a journalist.
Violence leaves over one hundred people arrested and schools shut down, as the Mexican legislature attempts to pass controversial labor reform laws.
The Nobel committee today awarded the European Union the Nobel Peace Prize, but the continent still faces admonishment from rights organizations.
As the Department of Homeland Security eases up on married LGBT immigrants, five couples are suing for equal protection in a fight to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act.
A government committee looking into reforms in the judicial system said yesterday that the China needs to work on its infamous Re-Education through Labor Camps.
Amnesty International made it easy to keep the candidates accountable and have a little fun during the debate tonight.
Thousands of Haitians have taken to the streets in the past days, demanding better housing solutions and protesting President Martelly's government, but a march yesterday was cancelled after alleged government intimidation.
When he was the CEO of Bain Capital and the president of its affiliated corporations, investments in Global-Tech factories directly contributed to abominable labor practices, records show.
She's young and beautiful, but she's not your average Saudi Arabian princess. Ameerah al-Taweel pushes for jobs, education and driving privileges for women.
Drones are getting a reputation as killing machines, but some are being used for studying and saving wild animals in need of rescue.