Russia Committed ‘Grave’ Rights Abuses in Crimea, U.N. Says
by: Nick Cumming-Bruce
Investigators have documented evidence of arbitrary detentions, torture and abductions since Russian troops annexed the former Ukrainian region.
OEA acoge polémicas audiencias sobre eventuales crímenes en Venezuela
La Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) realiza a partir de este jueves una serie de audiencias en busca de determinar si existen bases para denunciar a Venezuela ante la Corte Penal Internacional (CPI) por crímenes de lesa humanidad.
The Philippines have cut their human rights budget to just $20
The Philippines is set to give an annual budget of just 1,000 pesos (£15) to its human rights body amid the country's brutal war on drugs. The drastic cut to the Commission on Human Rights' (CHR) budget was supported by 119 politicians to just 32 in the country's congress.
Venezuela: UN warns of possible crimes against humanity
UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein calls for investigation into possible rights abuses by Venezuelan security forces.
U.N. Security Council to vote Monday on weakened North Korea sanctions: diplomats
by: Michelle Nichols and Jack Kim
The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on Monday on a watered-down U.S.-drafted resolution to impose new sanctions on North Korea over its latest nuclear test, diplomats said, but it was unclear whether China and Russia would support it.
Cambodian paper shuts with 'dictatorship' parting shot
by: Matthew Tostevin and Prak Chan Thul
One of Cambodia's most stridently independent newspapers, the Cambodia Daily, published its last edition on Monday with the headline "Descent Into Outright Dictatorship" as it closed amid a crackdown on critics of Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Report: Egypt police 'torture political detainees'
by: Laura Smith-Spark, CNN
Human Rights Watch says Egyptian police are carrying out systematic torture of political prisoners which probably amounts to a crime against humanity.
United Nations accuses Syrian government of April sarin attack
The U.N. body’s accusation was first of its kind against the Syrian government.
World Cup: Iranian women refused entry to match despite holding tickets - BBC News
Women were told they could not enter the stadium, while Syrian women were let in