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.”
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.