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European members of parliament have called on the United States to give Edward Snowden a chance to defend his disclosures as being in the public interest.
From miscarriages to abortions to disagreements with doctors, an array of pregnancy-related issues can land a woman in jail.
An avalanche of European Court judgments has condemned Russian prisons as inhuman and degrading, but conditions remain at odds with basic human rights standards guaranteed by the European Convention.
A new law may end the internal passport system in France, the only country in the world to require its Traveller citizens to carry special papers.
A new short film aims to debunk the notion that profiling suspects based on ethnicity is effective policing.
Three decades ago it was rare to see a person with disabilities on the streets of Russia. Today, accessibility is growing—and an advocacy movement is taking shape.
The issue of race and racial justice must take center stage in this country.
The recent uprising in Baltimore has catalyzed a younger generation of advocates and activists. These new leaders are energized, astute, and critical to transforming Baltimore for the better.
A startup website run by a team of disillusioned journalists is providing something rarely found in Venezuela: unbiased news.
In its treatment of its citizens of Haitian descent, the Dominican Republic has presented a virtual recipe for any other country aspiring to an ethnic cleansing exercise done according to proper legal procedure.