UN: US Force-Feeding Immigrants May Breach Torture AgreementsThe force-feeding of immigrant detainees inside a Texas detention facility could violate the U.N. Convention Against Torture, the Geneva-based United Nations human rights office said Thursday.
The McCain Institute Is Looking For A Few Good MavericksA nonprofit named for the late Sen. John McCain is looking for "mavericks" to vote in the Nov. 6 midterm election and fight for human rights around the world.
11 Sentenced In Texas-Based Human Smuggling RingNearly a dozen members of a family-run human smuggling organization have been sentenced in Texas.
Appeals Court Declares Trump Travel Ban UnconstitutionalA federal appeals court has ruled that President Donald Trump's latest travel ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is unconstitutional because it discriminates against Muslims because of their religion.
Temporary OK For Travel Ban Puts Focus On Wednesday HearingThe U.S. Supreme Court's decision allowing President Donald Trump's third travel ban to take effect has intensified the attention on a legal showdown before three judges in Seattle.
Judge: Newest Travel Ban 'Same Maladies' As Previous VersionJust hours before President Donald Trump's latest travel ban was to take full effect, a federal judge in Hawaii blocked the revised order, saying the policy has the same problems as a previous version.
Judge In Hawaii Hands Trump Latest Defeat On Travel BanA federal judge in Hawaii has further weakened President Donald Trump's already diluted travel ban by vastly expanding the list of family relationships with U.S. citizens that visa applicants can use to get into the U.S.
'Finally Here': Refugee Reaches US Ahead Of Travel Ban RulesThe U.S. refugee program will be suspended Wednesday when a cap of 50,000 refugee admissions for the fiscal year — the lowest in a decade.
UN, Microsoft Announce $5M Partnership On Human RightsMicrosoft says it's contributing $5 million over five years to the U.N. human rights office, which the Geneva-based agency calls a "landmark partnership" that could prod other big private-sector donors to follow suit.
US Declines To Join Letter Criticizing China On Human RightsThe United States has declined to join other countries in criticizing China over allegations of torture against human rights lawyers.
Federal Judge Again Blocks Texas Fetal Remains RulesA federal judge has again blocked Texas rules mandating burial or cremation of fetal remains, in a victory for abortion-rights groups.