Human Rights / Civil Rights

Bangladesh says start of Rohingya return to Myanmar delayed

Bangladesh says start of Rohingya return to Myanmar delayed

Published 22/01/2018

Rohingya refugees stand in a queue to collect aid supplies in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, January 21, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir HossainPALONGKHALI, Bangladesh [more…]

Philippine news site head meets investigators over ‘suspicious’ compla

Philippine news site head meets investigators over ‘suspicious’ compla

Published 22/01/2018

The head of a Philippine news site ordered closed for ownership violations met state investigators on Monday to answer what she called a "suspicious" complaint about a five-year-old story, as domestic fears grow of an impending crackdown on media. [more…]

Trump decries ‘permissive’ U.S. abortion laws at rally

Trump decries ‘permissive’ U.S. abortion laws at rally

Published 19/01/2018

President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend "the right to life." [more…]

U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection

U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection

Published 19/01/2018

FILE PHOTO: The sign of the Planned Parenthood centre is pictured in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., February 11, 2017. REUTERS/Charles MostollerWASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health [more…]

Protesters yank down angel sculpture in Athens, saying it looks like S

Protesters yank down angel sculpture in Athens, saying it looks like S

Published 18/01/2018

A red angel-shaped statue called Phylax by Greek artist Kostis Georgiou is seen in southern Athens, Greece, December 28, 2017. Picture taken December 28, 2017. [more…]

Peru shamans hold rituals, foresee good news during Pope’s visit

Peru shamans hold rituals, foresee good news during Pope’s visit

Published 17/01/2018

Peruvian shamans perform a ritual prior to the arrival of Pope Francis to Peru, at Pescadores beach in Chorrillos, Lima, Peru, January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Guadalupe [more…]

Brussels recreates rape victim outfits in exhibition

Brussels recreates rape victim outfits in exhibition

Published 17/01/2018

Visitors are seen at the exhibition "What Were You Wearing?" that showcases the stories of U.S. student rape victims through representations of the outfits they [more…]

Top U.S. diplomat for refugees to leave post

Top U.S. diplomat for refugees to leave post

Published 14/01/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. diplomat in charge of refugee issues plans to leave his post within days, becoming the third senior U.S. official to [more…]

Hungary summons Romanian ambassador over PM’s remarks threatening ethn

Hungary summons Romanian ambassador over PM’s remarks threatening ethn

Published 12/01/2018

FILE PHOTO - Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose addresses the Romanian Parliament before a no-confidence vote against Romania's Social Democrat-led government, in Bucharest, Romania, November [more…]

Turkey says local court to evaluate ruling on jailed journalists

Turkey says local court to evaluate ruling on jailed journalists

Published 12/01/2018

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey on Friday said the case of two journalists held for more than a year over alleged ties to a failed coup [more…]