Articles that discuss events related to human rights issues.
Charlie Hebdo and Freedom of Speech
On January 7, 2015, terrorists attacked a French magazine known for its offensive cartoons. While free speech is important to protect, here are some things you may not have considered.
On August 5, 2014, a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel went into effect for 72 hours in Gaza. The two groups entered negotiations and were unsuccessful at reaching an agreement; is there still hope?
Hong Kong Protests
At the end of September 2014, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong to protest for universal suffrage.
Human Rights Day
Human Rights Day, December 10th, is a special holiday that reminds us of the universal human rights we all share as human beings. It's a great way to celebrate our human rights but we must remember to fight for human rights not just on this day, but every day of the year.
International Day of Peace
September 21st is the International Day of Peace. What do you know about this special holiday?
Social Media and Activism
Can a hashtag change lives? It just might for over 200 kidnapped girls in Nigeria; social media has brought their story to the entire world.
The Senate's CIA Torture Report Human Rights Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Human Rights Site Map
In December 2014, the U.S. Senate released a report revealing new details about the interrogation techniques used against prisoners following the attack on September 11, 2001. Many of these techniques were purely and simply torture, and gross violations against the human rights of those prisoners.
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