image descriptionArchives

Australia cancels flight scheduled to transport refugees to Cambodia

By Mon, Apr 20, 2015 6:17PM UTC 23 Comments

The $40 million Australia-Cambodia refugee deal hit a snag on Monday when the first charter flight to relocate detainees from Nauru to the Asian kingdom was cancelled. For now, the refugees who accepted cash offers have to wait in Nauru until further notice....

Tongue-Thai’ed! – When human rights are too “extreme”

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 10:30AM UTC 0 Comment

This is part XXX of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, ridiculous, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. It is hard to deny that the human rights situation in Thailand has sharply deteriorated since last year’s coup which brought in the authoritative...

N. Korea, UN investigator meet on possible visit

By Tue, Oct 28, 2014 2:12PM UTC 0 Comment

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korean officials say they have met for the first time with a U.N. special investigator on human rights and "envisage" him visiting their country....

UN investigator: Refer North Korea to ICC

By Tue, Oct 28, 2014 11:05AM UTC 0 Comment

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations special investigator for North Korea is "strongly" urging that the U.N. Security Council refer the country to the International Criminal Court over its human rights record — and that member countries should arrest perpetrators of crimes against humanity who come into their jurisdiction....

US official urges Vietnam to improve human rights

By Sun, Oct 26, 2014 7:35PM UTC 0 Comment

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A U.S. official says Vietnam has made progress on human rights, but that the country must do more if the former foes are to forge closer economic and security ties....