Human Rights / Civil Rights

Trump’s travel ban faces U.S. Supreme Court showdown

Trump’s travel ban faces U.S. Supreme Court showdown

Published 22/04/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first big showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court over President Donald Trump’s immigration policies is set for Wednesday when the justices [more…]

Transgender news anchor challenges barriers in conservative Pakistan

Transgender news anchor challenges barriers in conservative Pakistan

Published 16/04/2018

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Marvia Malik made headlines when she debuted last month on a private television channel in Pakistan, becoming the conservative country’s first [more…]

China’s Sina Weibo reverses gay content clean-up after outcry

China’s Sina Weibo reverses gay content clean-up after outcry

Published 16/04/2018

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Sina Weibo on Monday reversed a decision to remove gay content after outcry among gay Chinese who say the company had [more…]

Maldives rejects U.N. body’s call to let ex-president fight election

Maldives rejects U.N. body’s call to let ex-president fight election

Published 16/04/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Maldives rejected a demand by a U.N. human rights watchdog on Monday that former president Mohamed Nasheed be allowed to stand [more…]

Big business joins chorus of disapproval over award for German rap…

Big business joins chorus of disapproval over award for German rap…

Published 15/04/2018

BERLIN (Reuters) - Big business on Sunday joined a growing chorus of criticism in Germany over the awarding of an annual music prize to a [more…]

Enforcement of Kentucky abortion law suspended pending ruling

Enforcement of Kentucky abortion law suspended pending ruling

Published 14/04/2018

(Reuters) - Kentucky state officials have agreed to hold off enforcing a new law that bans a common abortion procedure from the 11th week of [more…]

Cosby’s main accuser to testify in sexual assault case

Cosby’s main accuser to testify in sexual assault case

Published 13/04/2018

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - A woman who is at the center of the case against Bill Cosby is expected to take the stand on Friday [more…]

Indian man dies in Japanese immigration detention center in…

Indian man dies in Japanese immigration detention center in…

Published 13/04/2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - An Indian man died on Friday at a Japanese immigration detention center in an apparent suicide, the latest death in a system [more…]

Model Janice Dickinson tells jury that Cosby drugged, raped her

Model Janice Dickinson tells jury that Cosby drugged, raped her

Published 12/04/2018

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Former supermodel Janice Dickinson testified on Thursday that Bill Cosby drugged and raped her at a Lake Tahoe home in 1982, [more…]

U.S. envoy meets families of Japanese abducted by North Korea

U.S. envoy meets families of Japanese abducted by North Korea

Published 10/04/2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Japan on Tuesday met the families of people abducted by North Korea decades ago to train its spies, [more…]