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Tongue-Thai’ed! - When human rights are too "extreme"

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

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 10:30AM UTC Comments Off Tongue-Thai’ed! - When human rights are too "extreme"

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 Comments Off N. Korea, UN investigator meet on possible visit

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 Comments Off UN investigator: Refer North Korea to ICC

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 Comments Off

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....

China opposes sending North Korea to international court

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 7:11PM UTC Comments Off China opposes sending North Korea to international court

BEIJING (AP) — China says it's against referring ally North Korea to the International Criminal Court over its human rights record. The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee is considering a resolution calling on the Security Council to take that step, citing the North's dismal and well-documented record of sprawling political prison camps, starvation and mass executions....