WASHINGTON — Corporations and human rights groups are squaring off in a Supreme Court fight over whether foreign victims of war crimes, killings and other atrocities can haul multinational companies into American courts and try to prove they were complicit in the abuses and should pay damages.
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
, February 26, 2012
CAIRO — Popular uprisings sweeping the Arab world exposed biases by Western governments that supported Arab autocratic rulers for the sake of "stability" while turning a blind eye to their repressive policies, Human Rights Watch said Sunday.
By Maggie Michael, Associated Press
, January 22, 2012
CAIRO (AP) — Menacing gangs backing President Hosni Mubarak attacked journalists and human rights activists Thursday in an ugly turn in Egypt's crisis as government opponents pushed supporters out of Cairo's main square in a second day of street battles. Organizers called for protesters trying to topple the regime to fill every square in the huge capital on Friday.
The fearlessly independent Physicians for Human Rights — founded in 1986 and sharer of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 — has once again exposed the shameful role of doctors and psychologists throughout the CIA’s torture interrogations, banned by the international Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, as well as in the Geneva Conventions and our own statues.
Nat Henthoff, First Amendment
, September 23, 2009
The North Dakota Senate voted 27 to 19 on Wednesday in support of a bill that adds gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender individuals to the protected classes in the state Human Rights Act.
Senate Bill 2278 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in housing, employment, credit transaction and use of public accommodation.
By Amy Dalrymple , The Forum
, February 19, 2009
Several years ago, Sherri Paxon of Mandan decided she would no longer hide from her co-workers that she is in a committed relationship with another woman.
By Janell Cole, N.D. Capitol Bureau
, February 04, 2009
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