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Jul 9, 2020 - 01:15 pm .- A federal commission is calling on the U.S. to push for greater respect for human rights in North Korea, in exchange for a freeze on their nuclear program and not full denuclearization.
Jul 1, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Ethicists and disability rights activists have expressed grave concerns over reports of the recent death of Michael Hickson, a black man with quadriplegia and a brain injury who was denied medical treatment due to his disabilities. 
Jun 30, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Trump faces growing criticism for not financially sanctioning senior Chinese officials responsible for what the Congressional China Commission says may be “crimes against humanity” in Xinjiang. 
Jun 4, 2020 - 11:30 am .- Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong held public vigils for the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on Thursday, despite police orders forbidding large gatherings.
Mar 12, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- The State Department released its annual human rights report on Wednesday, offering the administration’s summary of the situation in nearly 200 countries worldwide for the last year.
Nov 15, 2019 - 08:00 am .- A Vatican delegation traveled to Tehran this week to discuss opportunities for Catholics and Muslims to serve humanity together.
Oct 16, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Mauritania, the west African nation where slavery remains a widespread practice, is expected to be voted on to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council on Thursday. 
Jul 12, 2019 - 10:53 am .- Courts in the United Kingdom have released the text of judicial decisions in the case of a disabled woman orginally ordered to undergo a forced late-term abortion.
Jul 12, 2019 - 10:00 am .- International human rights experts have praised the creation of a State Department advisory body on human rights, calling it a very much needed contribution to global affairs.
Jun 24, 2019 - 11:03 am .- Thousands of people have signed a petition urging U.K. Health and Social Care Secretary Matthew Hancock to stop a forced abortion from being performed on a developmentally delayed woman who is 22 weeks pregnant.
Jun 21, 2019 - 11:15 am .- A British judge has authorized doctors to perform an abortion on a pregnant Catholic woman with developmental disabilities and a mood disorder, despite the objections of the woman’s mother and the woman herself. The woman is 22 weeks pregnant.
Jun 4, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Efforts to restrict abortion in the U.S. have drawn strong denunciations from a senior United Nations official, who called recent pro-life laws "torture" and "violence against women."
Feb 14, 2019 - 03:26 am .- Imagine being woken up in the middle of the night by a dark figure in your room. He presses a gun to your head and demands that you get up. You and your family are dragged out of bed and led to a mining field, where you are forced to dig for hours on end.
Jan 7, 2019 - 11:49 am .- Upholding the dignity of the human person, and the rule of law, are essential for good politics, Pope Francis said Monday to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See.
Dec 19, 2018 - 06:14 am .- In a statement Wednesday, the Holy See said the rules for implementing the Paris Agreement, established during the recent UN climate change summit in Poland earlier this month, are lacking in urgency and in proper concern for human rights.
Nov 26, 2018 - 12:12 pm .- “Aggressive nationalism” is a principal driver of violence and intimidation targeting religious minorities in certain parts of the world, according to the international papal charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).
Nov 21, 2018 - 10:20 am .- Citing low oil prices, U.S. President Donald Trump has said that he will continue to support Saudi Arabia after the death and dismemberment of a Washington Post journalist last month.
Nov 15, 2018 - 04:11 pm .- Legislation could help advance religious freedom and human rights in China’s far western province of Xinjiang, say U.S. lawmakers concerned about the treatment of the region’s Uyghur minority.
Nov 7, 2018 - 12:41 am .- Human rights advocates are calling on the United Nations to address reports of Chinese internment camps holding 1 million Muslim minorities in Northwest China.
Nov 6, 2018 - 12:52 am .- As San Francisco prepares to consider a ballot measure to boost taxes for services to aid the homeless, a U.N. investigator has classed the treatment of the homeless in San Francisco and the Bay Area as a human rights violation.

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