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The Human Rights Watch report documents allegations of police abuse.
More than 150 companies worldwide have invested $28 billion in cluster munitions.
A human rights watchdog released a report calling on Canada to give First Nations equal rights to clean drinking water.
I became the lead defence counsel for several men of Libyan origin who were disappeared by the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) State Security Service (SSS) in 2014. I knew at the time that our position was a just one, but I didn't realize how much the fate of my clients would impact the conduct and reputation of nations.
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Dr. Asim Hussain was forced to stand up all night in a dark room while blindfolded with his hands tied, supporters say in a brief on his case. He went into kidney failure and had a heart attack.
I ask our new government to petition the Egyptians so my four grandchildren can return to Canada with their father. It's time for Canada to reclaim its position as an international champion of human rights. What better place to start than to stand up for one of its own? Help end this ordeal.
At least 63 people were executed for drug offences.
Shoal Lake 40 has no all-weather road and has been without clean water for 17 years.
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Federal law enforcement authorities are "targeting in sting operations people who are particularly vulnerable," the groups says
When Canadian music industry mogul Gary Slaight announced his foundation was giving a $7 million donation to seven non-profit organizations, he didn't just hand over a cheque. He presented a vision. Slaight wants non-profits to come out of their silos and change the world with cooperation.
For Vancouver-based Nevsun Resources Ltd., the timing could hardly have been worse: Just as Canada issued its latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) standards for extractive companies in Novembe...
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Attracted to these networks of hate are certain academics who openly defend Venezuela's authoritarian regime with weak arguments that do not withstand a minimal confrontation with the facts. These academics are blind and deaf before evidence, even when it is irrefutable and speaks for itself.
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RICHMOND, Va. - You may have to be at least 18 to buy cigarettes in the U.S., but children as young as 7 are working long hours in fields harvesting nicotine- and pesticide-laced tobacco leaves under...
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What have you heard about Burma, Tibet, Northern Cyprus? Even less than Syria, North Korea, Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo. Don't look. Pretend it's not happening-or pretend that efforts at peace will work-if we just give it enough time. Rwanda took more than 100 days. The Jewish people waited five years. Syria has been in conflagration for three years. Talk. Talk. Talk. Well maybe there will be talk. But then who's listening. The media? There is a certain presence of an absence in far too many hot spots.
Faster. Higher. Stronger. Cheaper? As we gather excitedly before our televisions this month to marvel at Olympic quadruple jumps and backside 1440 triple corks (yes, these tricks look as cool as they sound), yet another human rights issue in Sochi marks a stain on the ice rinks and ski chalets themselves.
SOCHI, Russia - An activist who has been monitoring environmental fallout from the Sochi Olympics has been jailed for five days for resisting police, apparently part of a continuing harassment campaig...
The war on terror is not being fought amongst "officers and gentlemen." There are no rules of engagement that demand that innocent lives not be put into jeopardy by using civilians as human shields or suicide bombers. The terrorism must be stopped. Drones are the West's best ethical defense against terrorism. They save the lives of our soldiers and reduce the killing of innocents. Amnesty International reported "unlawful killings in Pakistan through drone attacks, some of which could even amount to war crimes," on October 22, 2013.
If these are "war crimes" what do we call the damage caused by suicide/homicide bombs and bombers in countries all over the world?
Syria has accepted Russia's proposal to place the war-torn country's chemical weapons under international control for dismantling, a move dismissed by Syria's main opposition bloc and t...
I've been reading about the war in Burma/Myanmar. It's a conflict between the Buddhist Burmese majority and approximately 800,000 Royhingya Muslims in the Arakan (Rakhine) State. They are among the world's least wanted and most persecuted people.
Canada's RCMP watchdog is initiating a probe into allegations that Mounties raped, tortured and neglected indigenous women in northern B.C. The Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP is car...
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - A First Nations chief from the area known as the "Highway of Tears" says a dispute between RCMP and advocates over alleged abuse can be resolved by a national inquiry led by an a...
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is calling on the group Human Rights Watch to share information with police about allegations of abuse by RCMP officers against aboriginal women in British Colum...
OTTAWA - A highly critical human rights report released Tuesday is shedding new light on the darker implications of the Conservative government's ambitions for Canadian mining companies in Africa.The...
An international human rights watchdog is now investigating the high number of unsolved cases of missing and slain women in B.C. Human Rights Watch researchers typically probe abuse, torture and extr...
I'm angry. You see, as most Americans were waking up this morning, and those in Europe and elsewhere around the world were going about their daily routines, here in Israel -- over one million people were running for cover from a hail of rockets being rained down by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza.
Can you imagine if even one rocket was fired on Washington, London, Paris or Moscow? No nation on earth can, or should, tolerate such attacks on its people. I'm angry that there is someone out there who does not know me and has never met me, yet still wants to kill me -- for no other reason than being Israeli. No, I am not angry. I am outraged.
The Eaton Centre shooting this past weekend is not the first time Toronto has been faced with such angst. Yet despite the latest violent outburst, our city remains a safe place. We're very lucky to live in Toronto; in comparison to many other urban centres in North America, crime and violence rarely touch us.
For the first time, two Saudi Arabian women have publicly stated their interest in participating in the Olympic movement. But the Middle Eastern nation has never sent a female to the Olympics and doesn't plan on it anytime soon. There are currently 153 youth leagues supported by the Saudi government, yet all blatantly exclude female participation. Is it time for the Olympic Committee to take a stand?
OTTAWA — The mandatory one-year detention of illegal immigrants proposed under the Tories' new anti-smuggling bill violates basic human rights and breaches Canada’s international legal obligations, sa...
OTTAWA - A human-rights group says agents from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service interrogated a Libyan-Canadian while he spent eight years in one of Moammar Gadhafi's prisons.Human Rights Wat...
TORONTO - A human rights group is urging the federal government to bring criminal charges against former U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney, accusing him of playing a role in the torture of detainees dur...