Workers in Peru and the Philippines will have enhanced protection through a partnership with the United States.
“The values that we share with the French people, a belief, a universal belief in freedom of expression, is something that can’t be silenced because of the senseless violence of the few.”
The International Labor Organization or ILO estimates that about 21 million people around the world are kept in slavery by those who shamelessly profit from exploiting men, women and children for labor and sex.
The United Nations General Assembly recently passed a resolution condemning the regime’s “widespread and gross violations of human rights”.
“The United States remains deeply concerned that China continues to incarcerate Liu Xiaobo and hold his wife, Liu Xia, in extralegal house arrest."
"The scope of violations and abuses perpetrated in Iraq and Syria by the militant group ISIL is staggering, and “many of their acts may amount to war crimes or crimes against humanity."
The United Nations Refugee Agency calls the crisis in Syria “the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era”.
This month marks the second anniversary of the unexplained disappearance of one of Laos' most respected civil society figures.
The United States is fully engaged in combating what President Obama has called one of the great human rights causes of our time: modern-day slavery.
On December 14th, a crackdown swept 13 cities across Turkey, as police detained at least 27 journalists, police officers, and others, including Ekrem Dumanli, the Editor-in-Chief of Zaman, one of the Turkey’s highest circulating newspapers.
“North Korea continues to have the world’s worst human rights situation.”
On December 10th, the global community observes International Human Rights Day, to commemorate the 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.