Dec 6, 2016

Empathy key to human rights

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"The heart of all discussions of human rights is the battle against discrimination. All human beings are equal. No discrimination is permissible. Absolutely none."

Incoming U.N. chief urges respect for human rights in visit to China

Nov 28, 2016

Incoming U.N. chief urges respect for human rights in visit to China

The United Nations needs to make sure there is an “effective combination” of human, civil and economic rights in a world where many rights are not respected, U.N. secretary-general-elect Antonio Guterres said on Monday during a visit to Beijing. China’s leadership has overseen a ...

Nov 4, 2016

Russia makes U-turn after evicting Amnesty from Moscow office

Human rights group Amnesty International can return to the Moscow office it was evicted from this week, a Kremlin human rights adviser said on Thursday after discussing the matter with President Vladimir Putin. Amnesty has been a vocal critic of Russia over its bombing ...

Over 70 rights groups want Facebook to explain content-removal policy

Nov 1, 2016

Over 70 rights groups want Facebook to explain content-removal policy

More than 70 rights groups asked Facebook on Monday to clarify its policies for removing content, especially at the behest of governments, alleging the company has repeatedly censored postings that document human rights violations. In a letter sent to Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, ...