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Houston Police Chief Says He Has ‘Hit Rock Bottom’ on Gun Rights Arguments
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 12:29

In a statement on Facebook, Chief Art Acevedo said he is no longer interested in hearing people argue for gun rights and expressed frustration at poli...

Israel keeps Gazans ‘caged in a toxic slum,’ UN human rights chief says
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 07:42

The United Nations' human rights chief issued a scathing critique of Israel's policy toward Gaza on Friday. Europe News

Revealing the Rainbow report sheds light on LGBTIQ rights in Southeast Asia
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 07:21

A recently published report that aims to highlight the human rights situation of Southeast Asia’s LGBTIQ communities and the people working to defen...

Israel's Gaza response 'wholly disproportionate' - UN rights chief
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 05:07

The UN rights chief sharply criticises Israel for killing Palestinians "caged in a toxic slum". BBC News - Middle East

Gov’t Mocks Human Rights Watch Over Appeal for Journalists’ Release
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 23:17

Phnom Penh — The Cambodian government has mocked U.S.-based Human Rights Watch for calling for the release of two jailed journalists.Read the full s...

PBB not joining PH, will continue fighting for Sarawak rights
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 23:20

Top news stories local and from around the world | MSN News Malaysia

Hong Kong journalist handcuffed and dragged into police van in Beijing while covering hearing of human rights lawyer Xie Yanyi
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 12:45

A Hong Kong video journalist was bloodied, handcuffed and dragged into a van by police in Beijing while trying to cover a hearing involving a human ri...

Xinjiang Authorities Regularly Impose ‘Home Stays’ on Muslim Uyghur Families: Rights Group
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 04:16

Authorities are imposing regular “home stays” on Muslim Uyghur families in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) as part of...

Cannes 2018: Female stars protest on red carpet for equal rights
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 05:07

Actresses, including Cate Blanchett and Jane Fonda, protest against gender inequality. BBC News - World

Thousands join TUC march over wages and workers' rights
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 04:54

Thousands of people join a march in London over wages, workers' rights and public services. BBC News - UK Politics

Human Rights Watch condemns 'nefarious' Sereno ouster
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 11:25

New York-based Human Rights Watch slammed the “unprecedented and nefarious” removal of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, whom President Rodrig...

Philippines and Kuwait sign agreement on workers' rights
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 04:59

After months embroiled in a diplomatic row, a deal is signed to protect Filipino domestic workers. BBC News - Asia

NGOs, Rights Groups Slam Takeover of Cambodia’s ‘Last Independent Paper’
  • Thu, 10 May 2018 20:10

In a statement released on Wednesday, Cambodian civil society organizations slammed the takeover by a government-linked businessman of The Phnom Penh ...

Israel orders Human Rights Watch activist to leave for 'supporting boycott'
  • Thu, 10 May 2018 02:55

The government terminates Omar Shakir's residency permit, saying he supports a boycott of Israel. BBC News - Middle East

Crackdown on PM Hun Sena s critics in Cambodia a disastera for media freedom: rights group
  • Thu, 10 May 2018 01:12

Cambodia's Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea for bail by detained opposition leader Kem Sokha, following his arrest last year on charges of ...

Rights Groups Want Myanmar Referred to International Criminal Court for Rohingya Atrocities
  • Wed, 09 May 2018 07:14

Four human rights organizations on Tuesday called on the U.N. Security Council to refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court over a military ...

Sale of newspaper in Cambodia ‘disaster’ for media freedom: rights group
  • Tue, 08 May 2018 13:29

Bangkok – The purchase of the Phnom Penh Post by a Malaysian whose public relations firm lists Cambodia’s long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen as a...

Malaysian human rights commission warns of ‘epic breach’ of democratic principles
  • Tue, 08 May 2018 13:29

JUST a day before Malaysia’s 14th General Election, the country’s Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM) has declared the government’s redelineation ...

Call for 'rights for grandparents' law
  • Mon, 07 May 2018 17:14

MPs want a change to the Children's Act to ensure extended family can see children after divorce. BBC News - UK Politics

Lebanon elections: The disabled protester who won the 'same rights' as other voters
  • Mon, 07 May 2018 07:16

Author and teacher Jinan has defied all obstacles in Lebanon, where disability largely remains a taboo subject. BBC News - Middle East

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