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US re-elected to UN Human Rights Council seat
Posted on 15 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States was re-elected Monday to another three-year term on the U.N. Human Rights Council in the only contested election for the organization's top human rights body. The U.S. was competing with four countries for... Read More

Prominent Myanmar activist cancels trip to US
Posted on 17 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

YANGON Myanmar (AP) - A prominent Myanmar activist said Saturday that he is canceling a trip to the United States to receive a democracy award, to show solidarity with more than a dozen fellow activists whose applications for Full version (available... Read More

Report: Female farmworkers suffer sex abuse
Posted on 21 May 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

FRESNO Calif. (AP) - Female farmworkers across the United States are commonly sexually harassed and assaulted, in part because their immigration status makes them fearful of calling police, according to a report being released Wednesday by Human Rights... Read More

US: Ex-Mexico leader immune from Conn. lawsuit
Posted on 10 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

HARTFORD Conn. (AP) - Former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo should be immune from a lawsuit filed in Connecticut over the 1997 killings of 45 people in a Mexican village, the U.S. State Department said in a court filing. Zedillo, who is now an... Read More

House panel passes bill on Russian human rights
Posted on 11 Jun 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Foreign Relations Committee voted Thursday to penalize Russian human rights violators in a measure that could complicate efforts to normalize trade relations between the two countries. The legislation, approved by voice... Read More