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2 years 9 months ago

Colombia drops disputed 'military exclusion' plan

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Colombia's government is dropping a proposed judicial change that would have let military judges decide whether soldiers should be tried for alleged rights abuses. Human rights groups have opposed the measure. Justice Minister Carlos Esguerra said Saturday the decision not to seek restoration of the "military...

4 years 2 months ago

Philanthropist gives $100M to Human Rights Watch

Philanthropist George Soros has announced a 10-year, $100 million grant to Human Rights Watch. The organization said Tuesday that it is receiving the funding from Soros' Open Society Foundations. The grant challenges Human Rights Watch to raise an additional $100 million in matching private contributions. It will require Human...

4 years 9 months ago

UN: Aboriginal program violates human rights

A U.N. official says an Australian program imposing restrictions on Aborigines is inherently racist, breaches international human rights obligations and must be changed immediately. The initiative, known as "the intervention," includes bans on alcohol and hard-core pornography and restrictions on how welfare checks can be spent in response to an...

5 years 1 week ago

President Obama heads home from Asia trip

President Barack Obama is on his way back to Washington after an Asian tour that included efforts to prod China on human rights and North Korea to return to nuclear talks. Obama today said the United States has begun talking with allies about fresh punishment against Iran for defying efforts...

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