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U.S. Government Will Now Use The Term 'Sexual Rights'The United States will use the term "sexual rights" when discussing human rights abuses in an effort to protect people of all gender identities and sexual orientations.
UN Official: NKorean Human Rights, Cult Of Kim Can't CoexistA campaign within the United Nations to haul North Korean leader Kim Jong Un before an international court for crimes against humanity has touched off a defensive fury in Pyongyang, where it's being treated like a diplomatic declaration of war
UN Expert: Prosecute Senior US Officials, CIA Who Authorized TortureSenior U.S. officials who authorized and carried out torture as part of former President George W. Bush's national security policy must be prosecuted, a top U.N. special investigator said Wednesday.
DC On a Mission To Make All Single-Stall Public Bathrooms Gender NeutralThe D.C. Office of Human Rights wants city residents to participate in their efforts to make all public single-stall restrooms gender neutral.
Md. Transgender Non-Discrimination Bill Passes in SenateA bill that would prohibit gender-identity discrimination for employment, housing, public accommodations and credit in the state of Maryland passed in the state Senate Tuesday.
UN: Crimes Against Humanity In North Korea Found, Need InvestigationA U.N. Commission of Inquiry has found that crimes against humanity have been committed in North Korea and recommends that its findings be referred to the International Criminal Court, two people familiar with the commission's report have told The Associated Press.
North Korea Rescinds Invitation To US Envoy North Korea has canceled for a second time its invitation for a senior U.S. envoy to visit the country to discuss a long-detained American's possible release, the State Department said Monday.
United Nations Denounces Vatican On Sex AbuseHuman rights panel says Vatican allowed priests to sexually abuse children for decades.
Activists Say 1,900 Killed In Syria During Peace TalksUnited Nations hosted peace talks in Switzerland have nearly stalled.
500 Reported Killed In Rebel Infighting In SyriaRebel-on-rebel clashes have overshadowed the fight against president Bashar Assad.
U.N. Investigators Find Mass Graves In South Sudan34 bodies were found as U.N. officials look for evidence of ethnic killings in the country as violence increases.
Petition Passes 100K Signatures Backing Bradley Manning Nobel Prize NominationA petition launched by an online U.S. rights group has collected more than 103,000 signatures backing convicted leaker Bradley Manning’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.
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