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The Philippines is pulling more than $200 million from the Swiss bank accounts of ousted strongman Ferdinand Marcos to compensate people tortured, raped and detained while he was in power, under a new law signed Monday. Victims of abuse during the...
A Qatari poet jailed for verses deemed seditious and insulting to his nation's emir faces 15 years behind bars after an appeals court cut back on his prison term Monday. Human rights groups were outraged in November when a Qatari court first ruled...
By the time their rickety boat was rescued last week off the eastern coast of Sri Lanka, nearly a hundred of the weakened passengers had lost their lives – roughly three times as many as survived. The starving people had endured nearly two...
Tags: Bodies of Water, Oceans, United Nations, Burma, Refugee
Facing continued pressure over alleged wartime abuses, Sri Lankan officials rejected renewed accusations that a 12-year-old boy was executed in the final throes of its bloody civil war. Questions surrounding the death of Balachandran Prabhakaran, the...
Nearly a year after a Moroccan teen took her life after being wed to her rapist, the country is poised to change a law allowing "seducers" to escape prosecution by marrying their victims. Rights activists were heartened by Justice Minister Mustapha...
Tags: Criminals, Feminism, Activism, Minority Groups, Politics
As aid groups bemoan the suffering of people in embattled Mali, the International Criminal Court said it launched an investigation Wednesday of alleged crimes against humanity committed by armed groups in the country. The suspected crimes include...
Tags: International Law, Criminals, Mali, Civil Rights, Politics
MEXICO CITY — On the eve of Mexico's Day of the Dead this year, authorities in Veracruz declared triumphantly that they had solved one of the decade's most notorious slayings of a journalist in Mexico. They trotted before reporters a sad-sack...
This post has been updated. See note below for details.ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A bomb blast killed at least 65 people in the southwest city of Quetta on Saturday in what appeared to be the latest episode of sectarian violence against the country’s beleaguered Shiite Muslim minority. The...
Por décadas las acusaciones hechas por exiliados cubanos sobre los abusos a los derechos humanos en la isla de los Castro han sido cuestionadas. Hace 37 años un periódico del sur de Florida dudaba de la veracidad de lo que decían los cubanos. Estos...
Tags: International Law, Cuba, South Africa, Human Rights, Politics
The costs and challenges confronting Russia as it tries to convert a Black Sea beach resort into a Winter Olympics venue recall the "hero projects" of the Soviet era, when deluded dictators squandered fortunes trying to reverse the flow of Siberian...
You wouldn't know it from our nation's debate over Obamacare, but the U.S. has had government-supported health care for nearly 80 years. Not only that, but our nation bolsters a retirement level well beyond the thin safety net provided by Social Security,...
Killings of civilians by the notorious militia led by the fugitive Joseph Kony have dropped dramatically in the last three years, according to a new analysis that tracks reports on the group. The Lord’s Resistance Army has terrorized central...
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