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Israeli military closes investigation into deaths of 21 family membersupdated: Wed May 02 2012 15:01:00

Israeli military investigatorshave ordered an end to a probe into the deaths of 21 members of a Palestinian family during the 2009 military offensive on Gaza, saying there was "no war crime committed."

CNN Hero: Malya Villard-Appolonupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 18:41:00

Malya Villard-Appolon and her group help Haitian rape survivors find safety, support and legal aid.

Israel suspends ties with U.N. Human Rights Councilupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 16:49:00

Israel has decided to suspend all working ties with the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, and will not cooperate with the council's plans for an investigation of Jewish settlements in Palestinian territories, Israel's foreign ministry spokesman told CNN Monday.

Petition: Free Pakistani Christian woman set for executionupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 11:49:00

Activists presented a petition Tuesday to the United Nations Human Rights Council calling on Pakistan to free a Christian mother of five from being put to death on the charge of blasphemy.

Report: While Arab world explodes, Iran cracks down with impunityupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 15:50:00

While the world's attention has been focused on tumult in the Arab world, Iran has cracked down with impunity on dissent and is feared to come down even harder as elections approach, Amnesty International said in a sweeping report.

Explain it to me: Iranupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 15:50:00

Iran's nuclear ambitions are clouded in mystery. With new sanctions against Iran, how is it reacting? Let us explain.

Syria: U.N. resolution 'unjust'updated: Sat Dec 03 2011 16:09:00

Syria on Saturday slammed the U.N. Human Rights Council's stinging condemnation of its security crackdown, calling the resolution "unjust and blatantly politicized."

U.N. reinstates Libya on Human Rights Councilupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 14:58:00

The U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution Friday reinstating Libya to the U.N. Human Rights Council.

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar president hold talksupdated: Sat Aug 20 2011 03:48:00

Myanmar's President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi have vowed to work together in the nation's interest, state media said Saturday.

Suu Kyi makes first political trip outside main cityupdated: Sun Aug 14 2011 23:15:00

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday made her first political trip outside the main city since her release from house arrest last year.

Council urges probe of sinking refugee boats in Mediterraneanupdated: Sat Jun 18 2011 10:27:00

The U.N. Human Rights Council has called for an investigation into allegations that sinking boats carrying refugees fleeing the war in Libya were left to drown despite the ability of ships in the area to rescue them.

U.N. council passes gay rights resolutionupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 19:00:00

In what the U.S. State Department is calling a "historic step," the U.N. Human Rights Council passed a resolution Friday supporting equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation.

New York to legalize same-sex marriage?updated: Fri Jun 17 2011 19:00:00

New York is one vote away from becoming the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage. CNN's Mary Snow reports.

Syrian opposition seeks to draw ruling Alawites into the movementupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 18:17:00

Syrian opposition leaders have dubbed Friday's planned demonstrations "Friday of Saleh al-Ali," a prominent Alawite who commanded one of the first rebellions against the French mandate of Syria in the early part of the 20th century.

Rights group: Dozens killed in clashes with Syrian forcesupdated: Wed May 04 2011 07:15:00

Syrian forces waged a brutal crackdown Friday on demonstrators, with witnesses saying dozens of people have died in the latest in a series of military actions aimed at suppressing civilian dissent that has been heavily criticized by the United Nations and human rights groups.

Plea yields tents for 700 families in overflowing Kenya refugee campupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 20:43:00

An emergency plea from a humanitarian group working in the largest developing refugee camp in the world, in Dadaab, Kenya, has yielded a donation of enough tents to finally provide shelter to at least 700 families living in "unacceptable" conditions outside the camp compound, Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) said this week.

At least 700 families living outside Kenya refugee camp face perilupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 22:45:00

The largest refugee camp in the world, in Dadaab, Kenya, is facing an overcrowding crisis with at least 700 families now residing in "unacceptable living conditions" outside the camp and in peril with the approaching rain season, the humanitarian group Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) said.

UN panel: Israel broke international laws in deadly flotilla raidupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 22:28:00

The United Nations' Human Rights Council concluded Wednesday that Israeli forces committed serious violations of international law when they conducted a mid-sea interception of a humanitarian aid flotilla in an incident that left nine people dead.

Israeli soldier may face charges for Gaza shootingsupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 09:29:00

An Israeli soldier may face charges in the deaths of two Palestinian women in Gaza in January, 2009, according to an Israeli news report confirmed by the Israel Defense Forces.

Activists dare Congressman to arrest themupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 01:47:00

Activists with several free Gaza groups will symbolically surrender Thursday at a Congressman's office, after the lawmaker called for the prosecution of Americans who were aboard a flotilla raided last week by Israeli authorities.

U.N. must stand up for rights of Iraniansupdated: Sat Mar 13 2010 11:21:00

Iranian citizens who support peaceful change that will allow them to enjoy their human rights expect the international community, and in particular the United Nations, to hold the Islamic Republic to account.

Abbas tables report slamming Israel, cites lack of supportupdated: Sun Oct 11 2009 18:13:00

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday defended a controversial decision to defer action on a United Nations report accusing Israel and Hamas of war crimes.

Palestinians call for Israel to be 'punished' for Gaza offensiveupdated: Tue Sep 29 2009 08:58:00

Palestinians on Tuesday urged the United Nations to "punish" Israel as a scathing U.N. report accused the nation of war crimes during its military offensive in Gaza last winter.

Israeli prime minister blasts Iranian leader at U.N. summitupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 20:04:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took aim Thursday at President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the "terrorist" Iranian regime, deploring Ahmadinejad's "anti-Semitic rants" and his repeated claims that the "Holocaust is a lie."

Hamas accused over rocket attacksupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 10:32:00

Palestinian militant groups including the armed wing of Hamas are committing war crimes when they fire rockets into Israel, according to a report by campaign group Human Rights Watch.

U.N. report alleges widespread killings by Kenyan policeupdated: Fri Jun 05 2009 05:11:00

A U.N. special investigator called for the resignation of top Kenyan officials and sweeping changes in the country's security forces to end reported widespread killings by police across the African nation.

U.N. envoy calls for probe into U.S. drone attacksupdated: Thu Jun 04 2009 05:37:00

The United States has created a "zone of impunity" by rarely investigating private contractors involved in the unlawful killing of civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq, a U.N. human rights envoy said.

U.S. seeks seat on U.N. Human Rights Councilupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 22:58:00

The United States is seeking a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council this year, the Obama administration announced Tuesday. This is a departure from the Bush administration, which was often critical of the group.

Israeli military rejects Gaza abuse claimsupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 12:22:00

The Israeli military on Monday rejected allegations that its soldiers committed atrocities against Palestinians in Gaza.

U.N. pushes for Myanmar probeupdated: Thu Jul 10 2008 15:37:00

The United Nations Human Rights Council is pushing for a fact-finding mission to Myanmar as video smuggled out of the secretive country shows unarmed protesters being beaten by the military regime's security forces. UN: Gitmo Trials Unfairupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 00:00:00

U.S. prosecution of terror suspects at its Guantanamo Bay detention facility fall short of international standards for fair trials

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