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A 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  (Photo by Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

UN Official: NKorean Human Rights, Cult Of Kim Can’t Coexist

A 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

02/02/2015

Senior 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. CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

UN Expert: Prosecute Senior US Officials, CIA Who Authorized Torture

Senior 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.

12/10/2014

Examples of gender neutral restroom labeling that comply to D.C.'s regulations. (photo credit: DC Office of Human Rights)

DC On a Mission To Make All Single-Stall Public Bathrooms Gender Neutral

The D.C. Office of Human Rights wants city residents to participate in their efforts to make all public single-stall restrooms gender neutral.

04/03/2014

File photo of a transsexual person. (credit: DANIEL GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Md. Transgender Non-Discrimination Bill Passes in Senate

A 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.

03/04/2014

A 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.  (Photo by South Korean Unification Ministry via Getty Images)

UN: Crimes Against Humanity In North Korea Found, Need Investigation

A 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.

02/14/2014

File photo of a television broadcast showing a picture of Kenneth Bae, right. (credit: KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

02/09/2014

Pope Francis has lamented the abandoning of the traditionally Christian practice of not working on Sundays, saying it has a negative impact on families and friendships. (Photo credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

United Nations Denounces Vatican On Sex Abuse

Human rights panel says Vatican allowed priests to sexually abuse children for decades.

02/05/2014

A man walks amid debris following an air strike by Syrian government forces in Aleppo. (MOHAMMED AL-KHATIEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Activists Say 1,900 Killed In Syria During Peace Talks

United Nations hosted peace talks in Switzerland have nearly stalled.

02/01/2014

A rebel fighter in the northern Syrian city of Allepo. (MOHAMMED WESAM/AFP/Getty Images)

500 Reported Killed In Rebel Infighting In Syria

Rebel-on-rebel clashes have overshadowed the fight against president Bashar Assad.

01/11/2014

The United Nations is increasing its presence in South Sudan as tensions and violence escalate. (TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

U.N. Investigators Find Mass Graves In South Sudan

34 bodies were found as U.N. officials look for evidence of ethnic killings in the country as violence increases.

12/26/2013

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