Human rights

This Sept. 2012 photo taken in Gaza's Central Prison released by Human Rights Watch shows Hani Abu Aliyan, a 28-year-old convicted of killing a boy in 2000, when he himself was 14 years old, and of killing a friend in a dispute over money in 2009. (AP Photo/Human Rights Watch)

Rights group urges Gaza’s Hamas to halt executions

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An international human rights group demanded Tuesday that Gaza’s Hamas government halt all planned executions, including that of a 28-year-old convicted of killing a child when he himself was […]

08/20/2013

UN says access to contraception a human right

GENEVA (AP) – The United Nations says access to contraception is a universal human right that could dramatically improve the lives of women and children in poor countries. The U.N. doesn’t count abortion among the […]

11/14/2012

Supreme Court begins new term

  WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court appears ready to impose new limits on lawsuits brought in U.S. courts over human rights violations abroad. The justices kicked off their new term Monday with arguments over […]

10/01/2012

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