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The top human rights official at the United Nations condemned the Trump administration's "cruel practice" of separating parents from their children at the border, saying that the "thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable." Speaking before the UN Human Rights Council on Monday, High Commissioner for Human... [Read More]
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The UN rights chief on Monday condemned the "unconscionable" separation of migrant children from their parents at the US border, as First Lady Melania Trump made a rare political plea to end the deeply controversial practice. The "zero-tolerance" border security policy implem... [Read More]
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The top U.N. human rights official called on the Trump administration on Monday to halt its "unconscionable" policy of forcibly separating children from migrant parents irregularly entering the country via Mexico. U.S. officials said on Friday that nearly 2,000 children were separated from adults at the border between mid-April and the end of May as the Trump administration implements stricter border enforcement policies. Administration officials say the tactic is necessary to secure the border and suggest it will act as a deterrent to illegal immigration. But Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, U.N. High Commissioner for Human... [Read More]
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The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights slammed the separation of children from their parents at the US-Mexico border as "unconscionable" on Monday. "The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable," Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein said in Geneva on Monday. "I call on the United States to immediately end the practice of forcible separation of these children." The human rights leader also linked the US policy with Hungary's recent moves to... [Read More]
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The UN's human rights chief calls President Trump's policy of separating undocumented children from their parents 'abuse'; the Senate is bracing for a showdown with the White House over ZTE; what Americans think of the North Korea summit; and more. [Read More]
The U.N.'s top human rights official called the United States' practice of separating migrant families at the border "abuse" and... [Read More]
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Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, cited the president of the American Association of Pediatrics, saying the practice is "government-sanctioned child abuse." [Read More]
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The quadrennial World Cup kicked off in Moscow Thursday, with home team Russia defeating Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the soccer tournament. Russian President Vladimir Putin watched the match in a VIP booth with the Saudi crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, whose military is currently waging a U.S.-backed assault on Yemen's port city of Hodeidah. As the World Cup got underway, police led veteran British LGBT rights campaigner Peter Tatchell away in handcuffs, after he held a sign outside the Kremlin reading, "Putin Fails to Act Against Chechnya Torture of Gay People." Human rights groups say... [Read More]
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The United Nations high commissioner for human rights has slammed the Trump administration over its controversial new "zero tolerance" policy, which calls for the separation of immigrant children from their parents at the border, The New York Times reports. "The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable," said the high commissioner, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, on Monday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who announced the policy in May, indicated in his remarks that it was intended to deter families who were considering crossing the border illegally. "If you don't want... [Read More]
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The U.N. human rights chief is urging the Trump administration to end new policies separating migrant children from their parents after entering the United States from Mexico, saying they've affected nearly 2,000 kids in the last six... [Read More]
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Amid heavy backlash over separating migrant children from parents at the Mexican border, the U.N. asked the U.S. administration Monday to end the practice. [Read More]
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The University of Northern Iowa is hosting a conference promoting Facilitated Communication, a thoroughly debunked practice that has led to false charges of child abuse and other harms. FC has been called an abuse of human rights. Why is UNI sponsoring this conference? [Read More]
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Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, cited the president of the American Association of Pediatrics, saying the practice is "government-sanctioned child abuse." [Read More]
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UN human rights chief is urging the Trump administration to end new policies separating migrant children from their parents after entering the United States from Mexico... [Read More]
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The Latest on a meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council (all times local):... [Read More]
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The Trump administration will reportedly withdraw the United States from the U.N.'s Human Rights Council. [Read More]
Democratic lawmakers vowed Sunday to end the "evil" separation of migrant children from their parents at the US border, as First Lady Melania Trump made a rare political plea to end the deeply controversial practice. The "zero-tolerance" border security policy implemented by President Donald Trump's administration has sparked tears among migrant families and outrage on both sides of the political aisle. It took on particular resonance as America celebrated Father's Day. "They call it 'zero tolerance,' but a better name for it is zero humanity, and there's zero logic to this policy," said Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon, after... [Read More]
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High Commissioner for Human Rights calls Trump admin policy child abuse, citing U.S. medical group's warning... [Read More]
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High Commissioner for Human Rights calls Trump admin policy child abuse, citing U.S. medical group's warning... [Read More]
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UN human rights chief says Hudaida push could result in 'enormous civilian casualties', have 'disastrous impact' on aid. [Read More]
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