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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley addresses a session of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva on June 6, 2017. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

In Parting Shot, Nikki Haley Shuns Human Rights Groups at U.N.

She fashioned herself a human rights champion but routinely clashed with potential allies over the Human Rights Council.


Lights Out for Another Human Rights Office in Russia

Moscow authorities just stole a little more oxygen from Russia’s civil society, already struggling to breathe.

In this photograph taken on December 27, 2015, an internally-displaced Afghan woman holds a child as she sits in front of her tent at refugee camp on the outskirts of HeratAFP PHOTO/AREF KARIMI / AFP / Aref Karimi        (Photo credit should read )

The Millions Left Behind in Afghanistan

With war intensifying as U.S. and NATO troops head home, promises made to help the millions of internally displaced are woefully unfulfilled.

HARMICA, CROATIA - SEPTEMBER 19:  A man and his children are allowed through as migrants are held back by Slovenian riot police in the small Croatian village of Harmica on September 19, 2015 in Harmica, Croatia. Last night police had to use pepper spray to hold back migrants at the small border crossing, today they are allowing small groups to cross and are being bussed to a registration centre in Slovenia. Thousands of migrants are trying back roads and tracks through villages to gain access to Slovenia and the EU since Hungary fenced off its border with Serbia earlier this week.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Amnesty: Attacks on Human Rights Are at All-Time High

Amnesty International warned Wednesday that attacks on human rights -- and the institutions that protect them -- are dramatically increasing.


Stars on Their Shoulders, Blood on Their Hands

An explosive new report by Amnesty International shows that Nigeria's military systematically committed war crimes — torturing and murdering thousands of young men.


The Death Penalty Is Having Quite a Moment — And That May Help Efforts to Abolish It

The confluence of debates about the death penalty around the world shows the degree to which it's persevered even as most countries have eliminated it as a punishment.


Defending Women’s Rights in Afghanistan: Lives on the Line

Amnesty International launched a new report on the mounting threat and violence facing those on the front line standing up for women’s rights in Afghanistan.


Amnesty International: Hamas Committed War Crimes During Gaza War

Israel has taken fierce international criticism for its conduct during last year's fighting. A new report says Palestinian militants may have violated international law as well.

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