Topic: Human Rights

The acceptance of different sexual orientations and gender identities is being discussed and debated all around the world, and particularly, in the Western world. Now, these issues have exploded on the scene in Armenia. What is happening[...]

By Simon Callow LONDON (Guardian) — To review certain books seems like an impertinence. This is one of them. It speaks for itself with such clarity, certainty and wisdom that only one thing needs to be said: read it. And then read it[...]

YEREVAN — The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic has published a report based on her visit to Armenia carried out in September 2018, the Council of Europe reported. “The report focuses on women’s rights,[...]

BOSTON — The annual K. George and Dr. Carolann S. Najarian Lecture on Human Rights, held at Faneuil Hall, this year addressed a human rights topic in the US, rather than the world, and the human rights were those of the incarcerated. The[...]

By Philippe Raffi Kalfayan Special to the Mirror-Spectator On December 10, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will turn 70 but it has a mixed history. We are witnessing an unprecedented setback in the protection of human rights; a[...]

NEW YORK — In the wake of the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 27, prominent New York religious leaders gathered for an interfaith prayer service at Manhattan’s venerable Park East Synagogue on Wednesday,[...]

By Rukmini Callimachi, Jeffrey Gettleman, Nicholas Kulish and Benjamin Mueller OSLO, Norway (New York Times) — In the midst of a global reckoning over sexual violence, a woman who was forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State and a[...]

ISTANBUL — The 2018 International Hrant Dink Awards were given this month to Murat Çelikkan of Turkey and the Mwatana Organization for Human Rights from Yemen. Mwatana conducts independent, impartial documentation work and prepares[...]

In a recent article, I wrote about the US State Department’s annual report on International Religious Freedom, which stated that “all religious groups that are not Sunni Muslim suffer discrimination and persecution in Turkey….[...]

ISTANBUL (Financial Times) — Police arrested senior members of the Turkish Medical Association on Tuesday, January 30, days after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan branded the group “terrorist lovers” for calling for a halt to[...]