human rights

UN to examine Armenia’s human rights record

Armenia's human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group on January 23. Armenia is one of the 14 States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group during its …

Georgia's Public Defender sums up 2019  

Georgia’s Public Defender Nino Lomjaria summed up the year of 2019 with respect to the situation of human rights in Georgia. She named staffing of Supreme Court with life-term judges as one of the main …

US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the United States is quitting the UN Human Rights Council. She stressed that this move does not mean "a retreat from human rights …

Turkey slams US report on human rights

Turkey on April 22 criticized the recent U.S. State Department Human Rights Report on Turkey, saying it “privileged the views of terrorist-linked sources” and “ignored the facts.” Turkey is “deeply …

Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums

Women in Saudi Arabia will finally be able to watch sporting events in all-male stadium from next year, the country’s General Sports Authority said. The planned law change comes as part of Saudi's reforms to give females more …

Number of executions in Iran declines by 42%

The number of executions carried out in Iran in 2016, dropped by 42% in comparison to the previous year, Amnesty International said. It dropped in 2016 from at least 977 to at least 567. The report, published on Amnesty …