UN rights chief meets US group protesting voter suppression

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has met a delegation of U.S. faith-based human rights activists to discuss voter suppression efforts targeting African-Americans and...

Carter fears global effect of new US human rights policies

ATLANTA (AP) — As the Trump administration signals a de-emphasis of human rights in U.S. foreign policy decisions, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that he's concerned America's approac...

UN chief says tolerance faces profound threats

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief is warning that the values of tolerance and understanding are facing profound tests around the world. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in messa...

Taiwan student honored for promoting human rights awareness

A medical school student from Taiwan became the first from the country to receive a Human Rights Hero Award from the California-based campaign group Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) during ...

UN human rights chief decries 'crackdown' in Bahrain

GENEVA (AP) -- The office of the U.N. human rights chief is decrying an "intensified crackdown" on freedoms and rights in Bahrain after the country's top Shiite cleric was stripped of his nationality ...

U.S. President signs bill supporting Taiwan’s participation in Interpol

U.S. President Barack Obama has signed into law the bill in support of Taiwan’s participation in the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), according to the press release by the Taipei...

Dr. Hong Tao-Tze Urges the Protection Human Rights with Conscience at the Grand Gathering of World's Chief Justices

The fifteenth International Conference of Chief Justices of the World was held in Lucknow, India. This year’s conference has witnessed a total of 156 guests from 62 nations including chief justices, j...

In support of Human Rights Day: Let conscience and love defuse wars. SoCal NGOs cohost a peaceful celebration

In support of Human Rights Day, on Dec. 13, a peaceful celebration filled with the positive energy of conscience and love was held at the Arlington Library in Riverside, California. The event was org...