Human remains found during search for British journalist and Brazilian guide
16 June 2022 | 2:58 pm
Brazil's Justice Minister said "forensic analysis" is taking place to try and identify the remains. Bruno Pereira and Dom Phillips were last seen on June 5 near the entrance of the Javari Valley Indigenous Territory.
22 Jan 2022
Athletes travelling to next month's Beijing Olympics were warned on Tuesday (January 18) about speaking up on human rights issues while in China for their own safety by speakers at a seminar hosted by Human Rights Watch. Rights groups have long criticized the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for awarding the Games to China, citing the treatment by the Chinese government of the Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups, which the United States has deemed genocide.
29 Jan 2022
All sides in Ethiopia's civil war have been accused of unspeakable atrocities. Will anyone be held responsible for them? Tim Sebastian speaks to the country's minister for democratization, Zadig Abraha.
20 Feb 2022
In this edition of Perspective, we discuss a recent discovery that challenges long-held beliefs about human evolution. Researchers in France have uncovered a child's tooth and stone tools dating back some 54,000 years. The find, in a cave in the Rhône valley, suggests that modern humans arrived in Europe from Africa about 10,000 years earlier than previously thought. It also appears to indicate that they didn't immediately wipe out Neanderthals and that the two species may have co-existed for some time. For more, we speak to Professor Chris Stringer, anthropologist at the Natural History Museum in London and co-director of the Pathways to Ancient Britain project.
22 Feb 2022
Germany has urged Russia to come back to the negotiating table as Russian media reported "no concrete plans" were in place for Putin to meet Biden.
14 Mar 2022
A new report says at least 750 civilians have been killed or executed in Ethiopia's Afar and Amhara regions since July. Both are part of a larger conflict that broke out in northern Tigray region in late 2020.
21 Mar 2022
Human rights were among the first casualties of the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia. While both sides continue to accuse each other of atrocities, independent organizations find it increasingly difficult to monitor abuses.
2 Apr 2022
As the war in Ukraine continues, Europe is facing its fastest-growing refugee crisis since World War II. With the majority being women and children, there are growing concerns that they're a target for sex traffickers. Annette Young talks to Céline Schmitt from the UNHCR. Also how women villagers in Niger are being educated about the role they can play in the fight against jihadists.
11 Apr 2022
A jet full of cocaine in Brazil shows Turkey's increasing role in global drug trafficking. The UN drugs agency says the cocaine is sent via Turkey to EU countries, as well as Eastern European and Middle Eastern nations.
27 Apr 2022
Citing legal concerns, the club has suspended the 26th edition of its human rights reporting award. Hong Kong's national security laws have stifled free press in the former bastion of democracy.
28 Apr 2022
Kenneth Roth has led the human rights group since 1993, during which time it has grown into a global rights watchdog. Roth said he would "pass the baton" in August.
13 May 2022
Endemic poverty makes Malawi easy pickings for traffickers. The pandemic and fallout from Russia's war on Ukraine has exacerbated the situation despite government efforts to curb human trafficking.
14 May 2022
Authorities arrested 205 people tied to Central and Eastern European gangs smuggling tens of thousands of Syrians in the EU. The €150 million ring used Vienna as a hub to move migrants from Hungary to Germany and France.
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More than 13,000 Nigerian residents take Shell to court over oil spills. The claim from 11,317 people and 17 institutions in the Niger Delta area of Ogale was filed last week, according to Leigh Day, the U.K. law firm representing the plaintiffs.
57 mins ago
The US, Canada, UK and Australia imposed sanctions on the election commission, energy and mining enterprises among others. The junta has said it will hold elections this year.
57 mins ago
In France, between 450,000 and 600,000 people live in accommodation that is deemed not fit for purpose. The southern city of Marseille is particularly affected.
57 mins ago
Economic output grew by 0.1% in the last quarter of 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to an early estimate.
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He's one of the greatest and most successful filmmakers working today. M. Night Shyamalan's signature style of "supernatural spooky with a twist" was set in 1999 with "The Sixth Sense". The writer-director is in Paris to talk with Eve Jackson about his new apocalyptic psychological horror film "Knock at the Cabin", an adaptation of the 2018 novel "The Cabin at the End of the World" by Paul Tremblay.