At the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council, the United States refused to participate in the debate session devoted to “human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories.”
It’s been three years since Russia seized and occupied Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula.
Behrouz Tavakkoli, an elderly former Baha'i community leader who has spent nearly nine years in prison for his faith, suffers from heart disease and is in urgent need of an operation and care he cannot get in prison.
Human rights conditions in Zimbabwe remain deeply troubling, according to the recently-issued State Department Country Reports On Human Rights Practices.
The U.S. State Department’s 2016 Human Rights Report on Somalia underscores the need for the government of Somalia to do more to ensure that its citizens live a dignified life.
U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Nikki Haley called Russia and China’s choice to block the resolution to hold the Syrian regime accountable for its use of chemical weapons, “outrageous and indefensible.”
The Cuban people continue to suffer serious human rights abuses under the authoritarian rule of Raul Castro.
“As in recent years, the 2016 reports document continued narrowing space for civil society."
This first visit to Central America as Secretary of Homeland Security provided an opportunity to discuss key initiatives on stemming illegal migration, combating human smuggling and trafficking, anti-corruption efforts and law enforcement cooperation.
According to the newly released annual State Department Human Rights Report, human rights conditions in North Korea remain abysmal.
President Donald Trump called on the Venezuelan government to release opposition leader and political prisoner Leopoldo Lopez.