GENEVA (Reuters) – Syrian government forces have committed human rights violations, including executions, across the country "on an alarming scale" during military operations in the past three months, United Nations investigators said on Wedn…Continue Reading

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she's optimistic that relations with Moscow will not suffer despite planned legislation in Congress that would impose tough sanctions on Russian human rights violators.Continue Reading

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Senate panel on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill that would penalize Russian officials for human rights abuses, a measure with broad support in Congress that Russia protests would be an unwarranted intrusion into its in…Continue Reading

A Senate panel moved ahead Tuesday on legislation that would impose tough sanctions on Russian human rights violators, a bill certain to be linked to congressional efforts to lift Cold War-era restrictions on trade with Russia.Continue Reading

SINGAPORE, June 26 (Bernama) — The Foreign Affairs Council of the EuropeanUnion (EU) today adopted the Strategic Framework on Human Rights and Democracywith an Action Plan for putting it into practice. This is the first time that the EU has had a unif…Continue Reading

Government plans for the merger of human rights and equality commissions could risk the new body losing its independence from the state, it has been warned.Continue Reading