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  • 21/01/2011 | World

    Tunisia to pay abuse victims, hunt Ben Ali clan

    Tunisia will pay compensation to the families of victims of human rights abuse under its ousted authoritarian leader and will send envoys to other Arab states to pursue him, its prime minister said.

  • 08/04/2011 | Latin America

    US: respect for human rights improves in Colombia, deteriorates in Nicaragua

    Human rights saw a significant improvement in Colombia in 2010 after Juan Manuel Santos took office, according to the annual report on the subject from the US Department of State.

  • 03/05/2011 | World

    Syria charges hundreds with 'degrading the state'

    Hundreds of Syrians have been charged with "degrading the prestige of the state," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, in President Bashar al-Assad's drive to crush protests against his autocratic rule.

  • 10/05/2011 | World

    Syrian forces relax grip on town of Banias

    Syrian security forces have released 300 people detained in the coastal city of Banias and restored basic services, a rights group said, within hours of the government saying the threat from protests was receding.

  • 13/05/2011 | World

    UN officials worried over human rights violations across Middle East

    United Nations human rights officials voiced deep concern about the situation in Syria, Bahrain and Yemen, where rights violations have escalated as governments respond to ongoing protests for greater democracy and reform with deadly crackdowns.

  • 30/09/2011 | World

    UN demands access to Syria as tens of thousands protest

    An UN-backed rights commission urged Syria to let it into the country to investigate reports of killings and torture, including of children, during six months of protests against President Bashar al-Assad's rule. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets demanding the removal of President Bashar al-Assad.

  • 01/11/2011 | World

    Syria says reaches deal with Arab League to endunrest

    Syria said today it had reached a deal with an Arab League committee tasked with finding a way to end seven months of unrest and starting a dialogue between President Bashar al-Assad and his opponents.

  • 08/11/2011 | World

    UN: Syrian crackdown has killed over 3,500

    More than 3,500 people have been killed in Syria's crackdown on protesters, the United Nations said today, as the military pressed its campaign to put down resistance against President Bashar al-Assad's rule in the city of Homs.

  • 07/12/2011 | World

    Syria's Assad in interview denies ordered crackdown

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has denied ordering a crackdown against anti-government protesters, telling ABC news that most people who died in the unrest were his troops and supporters.

  • 08/12/2011 | World

    Syria says pipeline blown up by rebel saboteurs

    Syrian pipeline carrying crude from oilfields in the east of the country was blown up near the restive city of Homs on Thursday, according to anti-government activists and the official news agency SANA.

  • 13/12/2011 | World

    Syria death toll hits 5,000 as insurgency spreads

    More than 5,000 people have been killed in nine months of unrest in Syria, the UN human rights chief said, as an insurgency began to overshadow what had initially been street protests against President Bashar al-Assad's 11-year rule.

  • 24/12/2011 | World

    Angry Syrians bury Damascus bombing dead

    Thousands of Syrians chanted "Death to America" today during funeral processions in Damascus for at least 44 people killed in twin suicide bombings that rocked the capital.

  • 31/01/2012 | Latin America

    UN: Haiti’s former dictador ‘Baby Doc’ must face trial for serious human rights crimes

    Former Haitian dictator Jean Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier should be tried for torture, rape and killings committed during his rule, not merely on corruption charges as proposed by a Haitian judge, the United Nations human rights office said today.

  • 09/02/2012 | World

    Spain's crusading Judge Garzon disbarred for 11 years

    Spain's Supreme Court disbarred crusading Judge Baltasar Garzon for 11 years for illegally recording defence lawyers' conversations with clients, which may effectively end his career in international human rights trials.

  • 13/02/2012 | World

    Spain Court throws out bribery case against Garzon

    Spain's Supreme Court threw out a bribery case against crusading human-rights judge Baltasar Garzon on Monday, after he was disbarred last week in a separate case for illegally taping suspects.

  • 07/07/2012 | World

    Syria's fighting spills into Lebanon, five killed

    Syria's conflict spilled further into Lebanon today when mortar fire from President Bashar al-Assad's forces hit villages in the north, killing five people after rebels crossed the border to seek refuge, residents said.

  • 11/12/2012 | Argentina

    Marita Verón case: all suspects cleared of all charges

    The thirteen suspects in the case investigating the disappearance of Marita Verón were cleared of all charges by a Tucumán court. Verón was kidnapped ten years ago by a prostitution ring.

  • 15/03/2013 | Argentina

    Carlotto: 'Bergoglio has time to think over and make a 'mea culpa''

    The head of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo Estela de Carlotto today gave a “vote of confidence” to former cardinal Jorge Bergoglio in his “new mission” as Pope but warned that he should make a “mea culpa” if he committed “a crime or a mistake” during Argentina’s military dictatorship.

  • 22/03/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina votes against Irán at UN Human Rights Council

    Amid tensions surrounding the Memorandum of Understanding over the AMIA case, Argentina has voted against Irán at the United Nations Human Rights Council that will keep investigating reports of human rights violations in the Islamic Republic.

  • 05/04/2013 | World

    UN human rights top official calls for closure of Guantánamo prison

    The United Nations' top human rights official called on US authorities today to close down the Guantanamo prison camp, saying the indefinite imprisonment of many detainees without charge or trial violated international law.

  • 12/04/2013 | Argentina

    Gov’t will reward for information about children of disappeared

    The Ministry of Justice and Human Rights launched reward programme called "National Rewards Programme", for those who provide information about children of the disappeared during the last dictatorship.

  • 03/05/2013 | Latin America

    Cuba says will consider UN and Red Cross visits

    Cuba said it would consider letting in UN human rights investigators to examine allegations of torture and repression and allowing Red Cross officials access its prisons after a gap of nearly 25 years.

  • 28/05/2013 | World

    Ecuador says UK violating human rights of WikiLeaks' Assange

    Ecuador's foreign minister accused the British government of trampling on the human rights of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by refusing to allow him to travel to Ecuador, which granted him political asylum almost a year ago.

  • 04/06/2013 | World

    Hong Kong marks June 4 crackdown

  • 05/06/2013 | Argentina

    OAS approves Argentina's proposals on Human Rights issues

    The Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly approved several resolutions on human rights affairs presented by the Argentine delegation at the 43 period of sessions.

  • 10/10/2013 | World

    Shot Pakistani teenager wins EU human rights prize

    Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for education for girls, won the European Union's annual human rights award, beating fugitive US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden.

  • 11/10/2013 | Argentina

    'Carrió has turned right to survive politically,' Cabandié says

    UNEN candidate Elisa Carrió "has turned to right" in order to "survive" in politics, Kirchnerite parliamentary candidate Juan Cabandié said and accused the opposition leader of "speculation."

  • 22/10/2013 | World

    US broke international law by killing civilians with drones, rights groups say

    Human rights groups accused the US of breaking international law and committing war crimes by killing civilians in missile and drone strikes that were intended to hit militants in Pakistan and Yemen.

  • 29/11/2013 | Argentina

    No year end celebration at the ESMA

    After last year’s controversy, the Justice and Human Rights Ministry has confirmed there will be no end-of-the-year celebration at the ex Navy School of Mechanics (ESMA) that served as an illegal detention center during Argentina’s bloody dictatorship.

  • 11/12/2013 | Argentina

    'If there is a condemnation of Milani, gov't will take corresponding actions'

    Amid criticism of the recently designated Army chief by certain human rights organizations, Jorge Capitanich ratified the government’s position to have a parliamentary committee addressing César Milani’s promotion to lieutenant-general.

  • 26/12/2013 | Argentina

    Accusations against Milani are 'credible,' HRW

    This time it has been the international NGO to raise its voice against the appointment of César Milani as Argentina’s Army head, saying accusations about the lieutenant-general’s alleged involvement in human rights violations during the country’s last civil-military dictatorship were “credible.”

  • 14/01/2014 | Argentina

    US SC bars Argentina human rights case against Mercedes Benz

    The US Supreme Court has ruled that Daimler AG cannot be sued in California over human rights allegations in a decision that is a boost for multinational companies facing lawsuits alleging misconduct abroad. The German-based automaker faced allegations that a subsidiary violated the human rights of workers at a plant in Argentina in the 1970s.

  • 17/02/2014 | World

    N. Korea 'categorically and totally rejects' UN rights report

    North Korea "categorically and totally rejects" a report into its human rights record, which is due to be published later today by a UN Commission of Inquiry, it said in a statement sent to Reuters from its diplomatic mission in Geneva.

  • 28/03/2014 | World

    'Mind your own business', North Korea says of UN demand for justice

    "Mind your own business," North Korea's ambassador told the UN Human Rights Council today, moments before it voted to demand justice for Nazi-style atrocities in his country.

  • 12/04/2014 | Argentina

    Can Argentina recover from its recent past?

    By Andrew Graham-Yooll

    A human rights debate compares two traumatic tests. Softly, softly, you begin to hear views on and reviews of the post-dictatorship actions dealing with the crimes of the tyrants, loosely described as “human rights” policies.

  • 11/05/2014 | World

    Chinese elite push for Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's freedom

    A group of "princelings", children of China's political elite, has quietly urged the Communist Party leadership to release jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo on parole to improve the country's international image.

  • 08/07/2014 | World

    UN to recognize all same-sex marriages of staff

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced that the United Nations will recognize all same-sex marriages of staff members at the world body.

  • 20/10/2014 | Latin America

    Former mayor arrested for Chile Pinochet-era human rights crimes

    Cristian Labbé, a retired colonel and former head of security in the Pinochet regime who later served as mayor of the capital's Providencia district, is a subject of the probe into human rights violations, government spokesman Álvaro Elizalde said to reporters.


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