The UN claims the substitute site for the Manus Island refugees is unfinished and inadequate.
A confidential State Department “dissent” memo said Tillerson breached the Child Soldiers Prevention Act when he decided to exclude Iraq, Myanmar and Afghanistan from a US list of offenders in the use of child soldiers.
UN troops on the ground have kept many countries in conflict from falling into total disarray. Yet, Africa seeks strategies to secure peace and stability on its own terms.
There are officially at least 1,400 unresolved cases of enforced disappearances in Pakistan, as noted by the International Court of Justice in 2016.
The move is part of efforts to provide protection for refugees and other vulnerable migrants who travel to Libya, often intending to attempt the dangerous sea crossing to Italy.
Some 75,000 people were killed and 8,000 went missing in the civil war that lasted 12 years.
The rights group urged all European countries to implement a moratorium on returns to Afghanistan until they can take place in safety and dignity.
Despite a generally abysmal human rights record, North Korea has shown improvement in one specific area: disability rights.
The award, which honours human rights defenders, went to the two activists for their “decades of campaigning for human rights” in Jammu and Kashmir.
Balochistan is the cauldron of the worst human rights violations in Pakistan, which does not have a good track record of upholding human rights in general.
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka are included in the list that indicts 29 states as using a host of violent, retaliatory measures to silence human rights activists.
“The UN Security Council and concerned countries should impose targeted sanctions and an arms embargo on the Burmese military to end its ethnic cleansing campaign,” Human Rights Watch said.
“Why are you smitten with teenagers? Are you? I’m having my doubts. Are you gay or a pedophile?” he asked.
“What is our country, where are we from, where will we go; that is what I have to ask your people.”
Duterte unleashed the anti-drugs war after taking office in June last year following an election campaign in which he vowed to use deadly force to wipe out crime and drugs.
ISIS, which has launched several attacks against minority Shi’ite targets in Afghanistan, claimed responsibility for the attack.
President Nicolas Maduro sponsored last month’s election of the 545-member constituent assembly over objections from the opposition.
The army dispatched about 500 soldiers to several towns near the border with Bangladesh on Thursday, including the towns of Buthidaung and Maungdaw.
In a declaration in Lima, countries including Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia condemned the “breakdown of democratic order” in Venezuela.
Carla del Ponte, who prosecuted war crimes in Rwanda and Yugoslavia, said there is no political will to prosecute crimes in Syria.
Now in his third term, Kagame has won praise for presiding over a peaceful and rapid economic recovery in Rwanda since the 1994 genocide.
The past three years have seen a nearly 600% increase in the number of potential sex trafficking victims arriving in Italy by sea.
Despite sweeping reforms to Vietnam’s economy and growing openness to social change, the ruling party does not tolerate criticism.
The Dalai Lama, reviled by Beijing as a separatist, is expected to address a human rights conference in the capital, Gaborone, and meet the president.
The police said Le Dinh Luong was arrested because of his “regular activities with the aim to overthrow the authority and complicate local security,” but did not elaborate.
Duterte wasted little time in his annual state of the nation address to defend a crackdown that has killed thousands of Filipinos.
While the move is unlikely to lead to any great policy change, it is time the citizens of both countries came together to encourage the resolution of all bilateral issues through dialogue.
Salil Shetty, secretary general of Amnesty International, and M.K. Venu, founding editor of The Wire, discuss the state of human rights in India, crackdown on Amnesty and other NGOs, the global refugee crisis and more.
Liu was jailed in 2009 for “inciting subversion of state power” after he helped write a petition calling for sweeping political reforms in China.
Record high numbers turned out to participate in a historic dry run vote for the constituent assembly, aimed at easing tensions and creating a more representative constitution.
After Mosul victory, Iraq’s government now faces the task of preventing revenge attacks against people associated with Islamic State.
Rajab was detained a year ago for allegedly making “false or malicious” statements about authorities.
The State Human Rights Commission stopped short of announcing action against the army, as it lacked jurisdiction.
Main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu said his 25-day march from Ankara to Istanbul, ending in Sunday’s rally, was the first stage of a long campaign.
Eight of Turkey’s best-known human rights defenders were arrested during a workshop on July 5 on one of Istanbul’s islands.
Turkish police detained ten people including the local director of Amnesty International on suspicion of membership in a terrorist organisation.
“If they (the UN) are going to send someone with regards to the fact-finding mission, then there’s no reason for us to let them come,” was the message.
The journalists, arrested by the military for covering an event by an ethnic militia will be charged under the statute of “unlawful association”, which carries a three-year prison sentence.
Narendra Modi has said his visit will focus on economic co-operation with the Netherlands, but an advocacy group has urged the Dutch prime minister to also address India’s deteriorating human rights situation.
The RTI response suggests ministers are happy to use the death of security personnel for propaganda purposes but that their human rights are of little real concern.