Lyudmila Alexeyeva tirelessly defended human rights from the 1950s in the Soviet Union. She was forced into exile, living in the United States until returning in 1993 after the fall of the USSR.
The allegations of torture and sexual harassment from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch come as Riyadh faces an international outcry over the killing last month of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
The UN Human Rights Committee says the ban on the niqab face veil disproportionately harmed the right of women to manifest their religious beliefs.
If Indian men did just a little more housework they could save thousands of women's lives and potentially add 16 percent to the country's GDP.
The international community has often proven incapable of dealing with state led crimes against humanity, and Myanmar could prove another missed milestone.
Annan's body will remain at the Accra Conference Centre until the burial ceremony at Burma Camp military cemetery in Accra.
What many saw as mild criticism from Canada turned into a diplomatic row suddenly altering thousands of Saudi lives around the world. Why did Saudi Arabia react the way it did?
Triggered by Ottawa's comments expressing concern over the arrest of women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia, the dispute shows no sign of ending, with the Kingdom announcing one action after another to escalate the row between the two US allies.
Internet watchdog Citizen Lab has so far counted some 175 targets of NSO – an Israeli surveillance company – spyware worldwide.
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said Venezuelan security forces suspected of killing hundreds of demonstrators and alleged criminals enjoy immunity from prosecution.
As the World Cup kicks off in Moscow lets compare how football is run and how international law is applied.
North Korea stands accused of a litany of state-sanctioned rights abuses including torture, rape, execution and brutal crackdowns on dissent. It is something human rights activists say should not be forgotten.
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