Nov 12, 2013 — Saudi Arabia, Russia, and China were all reelected to new six-year terms on the international body, but some say they fall short of the council's implied standards.
Oct 1, 2013 — Europe's Sakharov Prize recognizes people who fight for human rights. Other finalists this year include Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who survived being shot in the head.
May 4, 2010 — A British teen fights the ban on low-slung pants in court ... and wins.
Feb 17, 2014 — In blunt language that supports what the outside world has feared for decades, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says that "the gravity, scale and nature of these violations reveal a state that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world."
Jun 13, 2013 — The "shockingly high levels" of killings continue in Syria, says U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. The U.N. puts much of the blame on the Assad regime.