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EU agency seeks clearer rules on balancing borders, rights

By Andrius Sytas KURMELIONYS, Lithuania (Reuters) -The European Union needs clearer rules on balancing respect for human rights with the need for border protection, the chief of the EU's Frontex…

U.S. lawmakers call for U.N. Uyghur rights report before China’s Olympics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday urged the United Nations' human rights office to release its assessment of China's policies in Xinjiang before next month's Beijing Winter Olympics, which…

Poland’s president to attend Beijing Olympics amidst U.S. boycott

WARSAW (Reuters) -Poland's President Andrzej Duda will attend the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and meet Chinese President Xi Jinping, a top aide confirmed to Reuters on Tuesday, as a number…

UN rights office decries Ethiopia air strikes, says 108 killed this month

By Emma Farge GENEVA (Reuters) -The U.N. human rights office (OHCHR) on Friday expressed alarm at "multiple, deeply disturbing reports" of air strikes in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, saying…

Head of outlawed Russian rights group says “nobody plans to give up”

By Anton Zverev MOSCOW (Reuters) - The head of the Russian human rights group Memorial said on Wednesday that he and his colleagues would find a way to carry on…

U.N. bodies urge Yemen’s Houthis to release two staff members

(Reuters) - Yemen's Houthi movement has detained two staff members of UNESCO and U.N. Human Rights since early November, the UN bodies said in a joint statement on Tuesday, calling…

U.N. urges Belarus, Poland to address refugees’ ‘dire conditions’

By Paul Carrel GENEVA (Reuters) - Belarus and Poland are pushing refugees back and forth across their border and leaving them with little if any food, clean water or shelter,…

Under scrutiny, North Korea tries to restrict news about executions – group

By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has changed the way it carries out capital punishment in response to greater international scrutiny of its human rights, holding executions away…

Taliban rule marked by killings, denial of women’s rights – U.N.

By Stephanie Nebehay and Emma Farge GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 100 former Afghan national security forces and others have been killed since the Taliban takeover in August, most at…

French minister says no diplomatic boycott for Beijing Olympics

PARIS (Reuters) -France will not follow the lead of some other Western governments and launch a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing although human rights abuses in China…

U.S. wants private sector to operate with full information about China’s Xinjiang

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Monday said it wants the private sector to operate with full information about what is transpiring in Xinjiang, after the U.S. said…

U.S., five other countries urge Ethiopia to cease illegal detentions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six countries including the United States expressed concern on Monday over reports of widespread arrests by Ethiopia of Tigrayan citizens based on ethnicity in connection with the…