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Human rights - Latest News
Oct 15, 2020 - 04:51 pm .- A human rights group in Cuba criticized the election of China, Cuba, and Russia to the UN Human Rights Council, despite the history of authoritarianism and significant human rights abuses in each country.
Oct 7, 2020 - 06:00 am .- A Vatican representative told the United Nations Tuesday that the Holy See was “deeply concerned” by moves “to reinterpret the very foundations of human rights.”
Sep 29, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Catholic bishops in England appealed Monday for an end to human rights abuses in Cameroon. 
Sep 23, 2020 - 11:01 am .- Mexico is investigating reports that at least six of its nationals were among women in US immigration custody on whom hysterectomies were allegedly performed without their full consent, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday.
Sep 21, 2020 - 05:00 am .- After President Alexander Lukashenko announced that he was putting troops on high alert and closing Belarus’ borders, a Vatican diplomat called Friday for dialogue and respect for the human rights of Belarusian protesters, who continue to take to the streets more than a month after disputed elections.
Sep 17, 2020 - 11:30 am .- The acting director of U.S. immigration services has ordered an expedited investigation into allegations that hysterectomies were performed on immigrant women in federal custody without their full consent. 
Sep 15, 2020 - 11:15 am .- The Department of Homeland Security has moved to block the import of products made with forced labor in detention camps in the Chinese province of Xinjiang.
Aug 12, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that Christian faith demands conversion from individualism and a commitment to defending the inherent dignity of every person.
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."

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