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U.N. Denounces Grave ‘Assaults’ on Palestinian People

New York, N.Y. From arbitrary detentions and deliberate deprivation, to attacks against civilians and forced displacements, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, expressed “acute concerns” on Monday over the current human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Briefing the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, […]

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U.S. Judge Orders Government to Reunite Immigrant Families

Washington, D.C. A U.S. federal judge has ordered the government to reunite immigrant parents and children it separated after they crossed the border, as part of a preliminary injunction halting those separations unless the parent is unfit or presents a danger to the child. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw granted the injunction in a case […]

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Despite Trump’s Order, for Many Families Nightmare Just Beginning

New York, N.Y. When President Trump signed his executive order on family separation on Wednesday, he proclaimed, “We are keeping families together and this will solve that problem.” But while the order may stop the prolonged, forcible separation of children from their families going forward, it by no means solves the problem. More than 2,300 […]

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U.N.: Hungary’s Laws on Helping Foreigners Blatantly Xenophobic

New York, N.Y. Hungarian legislation that criminalizes anyone who supports asylum seekers and other vulnerable individuals is “blatantly xenophobic”, “shameful” and “disgraceful,” the U.N. human rights chief said on Thursday. Commenting on the Hungarian Parliament’s decision to vote in Government proposals on Wednesday, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein described it as “an attack on fundamental human rights and […]

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As Expected, Hong Kong Gay Rights Suffer Setbacks

Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong’s LGBT community has notched small, incremental victories in recent years, but new developments have made those triumphs seem fragile and fleeting. Last Friday, the Hong Kong Court of Appeal overturned a landmark ruling that granted health benefits to the husband of a male civil servant, the same benefits enjoyed by […]

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U.N. Members Visits Rohingya Refugee Camp in Bangladesh

New York, N.Y. Refugees living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, seen during a visit by the Security Council delegation to the Kutupalong Refugee camp. The camp is currently the world’s largest refugee settlement and hosts around 600,000 refugees. Tweet

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U.K.: Expert Warns of “Stark Increase” in Hate Crimes, Post-Brexit

London, U.K. Sounding an alarm over a “stark increase” in hate crimes across the United Kingdom as well as “widespread discrimination” faced by ethnic minorities, a United Nations independent rights expert has called on the country to “comprehensively” combat racism and bias. Britain First deputy arrested over speech made at Belfast rally. Photo courtesy of Tiocfaidh ár […]

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Tibetan, Alone, Imprisoned: Free These Young Men Now!

New York, N.Y. An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere. In these days when the world seems to have gone mad, from children being ripped from their mothers’ breasts on our borders to our president spreading lies and hatred daily, what can we as true Americans do? Like John McCain, Get involved! I recently heard […]

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Palestinians File War Crimes Claim Over West Bank Hamlet

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