To many in the Western World,
Tibet brings to mind the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gayatso, a humble man who
has achieved celebrity status primarily through news reports showing him
meeting with heads of state and famous actors who are Buddhists. Relatively...
NATIONS (AP) - Preliminary investigations by the U.N. peacekeeping force in
Congo indicate that Congolese army soldiers committed rapes, looting and other
human rights violations after they retreated from the key city of Goma
SALVADOR El Salvador (AP) - Rights groups are calling on El Salvador to
investigate the 1981 army massacre of about 1,000 people at El Mozote.
Judiciary officials say cases could be opened despite a 1980s amnesty law. The
AIRES Argentina (AP) - Judges found all defendants innocent Tuesday in a
high-profile case of an Argentine woman who was allegedly kidnapped and forced
into prostitution a decade ago. The 13 people on trial in the province of
Tucuman had Full...
NATIONS (AP) - Sudan may face more charges for war crimes, crimes against
humanity and genocide in Darfur, the chief prosecutor of the International
Criminal Court said Thursday. Fatou Bensouda told the U.N. Security Council
that crimes continue...
Chile (AP) - Chile's government has apologized to a lesbian judge who was
denied custody of her three daughters because she is gay. The apology was
issued Friday during a ceremony led by Justice Minister Teodoro Ribera. Chile
As many celebrate International
Human Rights Day today (December 10 th ), a 2500-year-old inscribed
stone, the Cyrus Cylinder reminds us that human rights are a complex issue with
which humankind has struggled with throughout history. In 2013, the...