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Vietnam: Pervasive Deaths, Injuries In Police Custody, Says HRW

Police throughout Vietnam abuse people in their custody, in some cases leading to death, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Vietnamese government should take immediate action to end suspicious deaths in custody and torture of detainees by police, Human Rights Watch said. The 96 page report, “Public Insecurity: Deaths in Custody […]

Ebola virus
Ebola virus. Photo by CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith


Nearly $1 Billion Needed To Combat Ebola

The United Nations said Tuesday that it would need nearly $1 billion for an exceptional, international response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declaring: “Every day we delay, the cost and the suffering will grow exponentially.” “This is not just a health crisis; it has grave humanitarian, economic and social consequences […]

Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino
Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino. Photo WIkipedia Commons.


Cardinal Martino: ‘The Synod Cannot Betray Doctrine’ – Interview

Published by the Dignitatis Humanae Institute The DHI is delighted to be the first to reproduce in English an article which was published this morning by La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana, the influential Italian Catholic news site. This important interview is with the Honorary President of the Dignitatis Humanae Institute, Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino. By Riccardo […]

The Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room, used by the United Nations Human Rights Council, in the Palace of Nations (Geneva).
The Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room, used by the United Nations Human Rights Council, in the Palace of Nations (Geneva). Photo by BriYYZ, Wikipedia Commons.


Islamic State In Iraq-Syria: The Standards Of World Law – Analysis

The UN Human Rights Council Special Session on Iraq was a major advance for world law as for the first time, a non-state actor is held responsible for upholding universally-recognized human rights standards. By René Wadlow On 1 September 2014, the UN Human Rights Council held a Special Session in Geneva devoted to the violations […]