The UN database of companies cooperating with illegal settlement activities is not exhaustive or binding, but it is a crucial starting point.
Observers fear intermediary rules that include proactive monitoring, user verification and tight timelines that dictate how quickly a company should take down material authorities deem questionable.
Relatives of opposition members risk losing citizenship and the withdrawal of state services, tactics human rights groups describe as ‘collective punishment’.
More than 500 Iraqi protesters have been killed by security services and militias with little indication that those responsible will be brought to justice.
A 60-page report by the London-based rights group says the so-called “Surveillance Giants” have business models that are incompatible with the right to privacy, freedom of expression and the right to equality and non-discrimination.
"Repressive actions by the authorities ... are likely to jeopardise any possible avenue for dialogue, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet says, as supporters of ousted leader Evo Morales continue to agitate.
The Egyptian Revolutionary Council, an anti-Sisi regime group, has said it can take the case of the death of former president Mohammed Morsi and other prisoners to international courts.
Justice and Development (AK) Party spokesman Omer Celik said the country's human rights action plan will be prepared as part of the country’s judicial reform package.
Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, spokesman for the Guardian Council, which vets legislation passed by parliament for compliance with the constitution, says the body has approved the measure.
Israel's addiction to expanding its territory will not be stopped at the ballot box.
A programme set up by the British government awards one youth journalist living in the UAE, a country where there are severe limits on press freedom.
A US-based rights group said political prisoners were subject to rape and death threats and a majority had experienced acts of abuse and torture.
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