European Union lawmakers have backed a proposal for a law that would ban the sale in the 27-nation bloc of agriculture products linked to the destruction of forests, and human rights violations. The bill was supported by 453 votes, to 57 with 123 abstentions. The EU Parliament will now start negotiations on the final text with EU member states.
Austrian lawyer Volker Türk has been appointed to succeed former two-time Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, it was announced.
The Nicaraguan regime of Daniel Ortega has been criticized Wednesday by human rights organizations after pictures of the country's political prisoners were released.
Former two-time Chilean President Michelle Bachelet Monday delivered a speech she said was her last as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
A leading scholar from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and other human rights watchdogs have called for the resignation of the former two-time president of Chile Michelle Bachelet her total lack of criticism of China's record on the issue.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet met virtually Wednesday ahead of the former Chilean President's visit to areas mentioned in recent reports where an alleged genocide has been perpetrated.
Around 34,000 people have been placed under arrest thanks to the state of emergency in force in El Salvador since March 27, it was reported Monday as Congress is set to agree on yet another extension of the measure. Human rights organizations have warned of arbitrary arrests.
Chilean president Gabriel Boric in his recent visit to Argentina stated some of the basic pillars of the new administration's foreign policy, focused mainly on Latin America, human rights, support for Argentina's claim over the Falklands, and willingness to address border disputes its neighbor through diplomacy and patience.
Former two-time President of Uruguay Julio María Sanguinetti Friday said the National Human Rights Institution (INDDHH) was helping criminals by opposing certain provisions within the Law of Urgent Consideration that may end up repealed through a referendum later this month.
On Tuesday the Falklands government in an official release reiterated the need for human rights and democratic liberties of the Falklands' nation to be respected, particularly self-determination.