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UK government faces judicial review over refusal to allow gender-neutral passports

The High Court will hold a full judicial review over the UK government’s refusal to allow ‘Gender X’ passports, after a challenge from a non-gendered …

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Turkey: Renewed Torture in Police Custody, Abductions

Expand Police arrest an individual in Diyarbakir, Turkey, October 2016. © 2016 Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images(Istanbul) – People in Turkey accused of …

Turkey’s Future Is Moving Backward

Anyone who has visited the city center in Ankara, Turkey’s capital, would have noticed a bronze sculpture of a young woman reading a book. Designed by the Turkish artist Metin Yurdanur, the sculpture is known as the Human Rights Monument, and the woman is reading the Universal Declaration of Human …

At U.N., Trump Hides Behind ‘Sovereignty’ to Shield His Administration From Scrutiny

Trump mentioned “sovereignty” 21 times at the UN today. Here’s what he was getting at.This morning, in his first speech to the United Nations General …

Europe’s human rights court struggles to lay down the law

The most sophisticated system in the world for defending human rights is facing a test. So far, it’s failing.<p>Nearly 10,000 judgments of the European …

How Israel robs Palestinians of citizenship

At least 2,600 Bedouins have been made stateless, according to official data.

UN rights boss 'disturbed' by US shift on immigration, urges Congress to protect 'Dreamers'

Referring to a move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months, affecting nearly 800,000 young migrants known as "Dreamers", Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein told the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva:<p>"I hope Congress will now act to provide former DACA …

Rohingya treatment by Myanmar 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing': UN official

The United Nations' top human rights official on Monday slammed Myanmar for conducting a "cruel military operation" against Rohingya Muslims in …

Rohingya genocide: the world can't help until Myanmar changes its ways

After two weeks of extreme violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where at least 400 people have been killed and 270,000 Rohingyas have fled their …