- Dozens Found Handcuffed, Executed in, around Iraq's Mosul
Evidence points to killings by government forces...
- Israel: 50 Years of Occupation Abuses
Fifty years after Israel occupied the West Bank and Gaza Strip, it controls these areas through repression, institutionalized discrimination, and systematic abuses of the Palestinian population’s rights.
- In Poland, Being a Woman Can Be Bad for Your Health
After last year’s attempt to impose a near-total ban on abortion, the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has introduced a bill to limit sales of emergency contraception, or the “morning-after pill,” which can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex, including in cases of rape.
- 14 Protesters Facing Execution in Saudi Arabia After Unfair Trials
“The rise in death sentences against Saudi Arabian Shia is alarming and suggests that the authorities are using the death penalty to settle scores and crush dissent under the guise of combating ‘terrorism’ and maintaining national security."
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- Europe/Central Asia
- In Uncertain Times, the Compass of Human Rights is Vital
The United Kingdom awoke this morning to another political earthquake: Instead of an expected victory for the ruling Conservatives, no party garnered enough seats in Thursday’s election to control Parliament.
- United States
- Intelligence Agency Dodges Congressional Scrutiny
Does the National Security Agency (NSA) understand that it should be accountable to its overseers in the other branches of government – and to the public?
- Time for Tonga to End Child Marriage
There have been more than 100 marriages of children in Tonga in the last two years. Girls have often been compelled by parents to marry, sometimes because of teenage pregnancy, or simply because they were seen with boys.
- World's Most Neglected Conflict Rages On
Violence in the Central African Republic has fallen from the world’s radar, but that does not mean the killings have let up.
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