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.
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.
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.
Human rights panel says Vatican allowed priests to sexually abuse children for decades.
United Nations hosted peace talks in Switzerland have nearly stalled.
Rebel-on-rebel clashes have overshadowed the fight against president Bashar Assad.
34 bodies were found as U.N. officials look for evidence of ethnic killings in the country as violence increases.
A 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.
The oldest brother of a Chinese activist who fled house arrest and later settled in the U.S. said he was beaten up Thursday by unidentified men, part of an uptick in harassment possibly linked to the activist’s plans to visit Taiwan.
China slammed the human rights record of the United States in response to Washington’s report on rights around the world, saying that U.S. military operations have infringed on rights abroad and that political donations at home have thwarted the country’s democracy.