Human Rights News
Chilean president begins state visit to Portugal
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet is on a state visit to Portugal, where she is due to hold talks with local officials and preside at a bilateral trade conference
Migrant fruit pickers win European court case against Greece
Group of strawberry pickers from Bangladesh wins case against Greece at Europe's highest human rights court, after being shot at by employers for demanding unpaid wages
Trump administration drops human rights in Bahrain F-16 deal
The Trump administration has told Congress it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the State Department under President Barack Obama
North Carolina lawmakers reach deal to repeal the state's 'bathroom bill'
Republican legislators in North Carolina said they reached a deal with the Democratic governor on Wednesday to repeal the state's controversial “bathroom bill,” which among other things barred transgender individuals from using public bathrooms consistent with their gender identity. During an ad
Agreement to end 'bathroom bill' but are there enough votes?
Republican legislative leaders in North Carolina and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper say they have an agreement to end the state's so-called "bathroom bill" that they hope removes any obstacles to expanding businesses and attracting sporting events
Emirati academic gets 10 years in prison over tweets
An Emirati academic held since August 2015 over his tweets has been sentenced to 10 years in prison
North Carolina lawmakers announce deal to end HB2 standoff
North Carolina Republican lawmakers say they have an agreement with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state's "bathroom bill."
NC lawmakers announce deal on HB2 standoff
North Carolina's Democratic governor says he's on board with a proposal to end the standoff with Republican legislative leaders over the state's "bathroom bill."
Trump admin drops human rights conditions for Bahrain F-16s
The Trump administration has decided to approve a multi-billion dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions places on the sale by the Obama administration
Arkansas 'bathroom bill' dead for session, to be studied
An Arkansas lawmaker has withdrawn a "bathroom bill" that had faced opposition from the state's Republican governor and tourism groups and says she wants the issue studied for future legislative sessions