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Venezuela: ICJ calls for international Commission of Inquiry on human rights situation

Washington, Aug. 22 -- Today, the ICJ joined 10 other international and Venezuelan human rights organizations to call the United Nations Human Rights Council to establish a Commission of Inquiry (COI)... Read More


Arizona officers receive investigations training on animal cruelty and violent crimes in Tucson

Washington, Aug. 21 -- The Pima County Sheriff's Department and the Humane Society of the United States are hosting training to help law enforcement officers investigate animal abuse and prevent viole... Read More


ACLU Files Court Brief to Address Prolonged Immigration Detention and Lack of Access to Counsel at the Border

BROWNSVILLE, Aug. 20 -- The ACLU of Texas and the ACLU National Prison Project filed a legal brief requesting that a federal court order U.S. Customs and Border Protection to stop its practice of deta... Read More


Chile must investigate military spying on investigative journalist

Washington, Aug. 19 -- Civilian authorities in Chile must urgently investigate the reported spying on investigative journalist Mauricio Weibel Barahona by the country's military, Transparency Internat... Read More


Algeria: Human Rights Watch Official Deported

New York, Aug. 18 -- Authorities deported a Human Rights Watch official, Ahmed Benchemsi, on August 19, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities detained him for 10 hours and seized his pa... Read More


Scientists Extract DNA From Hawksbill Turtle Products to Help Save Species

Switzerland, Aug. 17 -- Scientists have developed a test to extract DNA from hawksbill turtle products, including tortoiseshell jewelry. The novel method could be a major tool to track small and large... Read More


Save the Children Statement on New Ebola Cases in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo

FAIRFIELD, Aug. 16 -- In response to two new Ebola cases in South Kivu, Heather Kerr, country director of Save the Children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), said: "This is extremely sad new... Read More


New Ceres Analysis Calls on Power Sector to Decarbonize Before 2050

Washington, Aug. 15 -- A newly updated climate scenario analysis framework released today underscores the need for the U.S. power sector to completely decarbonize before 2050 in order to limit global ... Read More


Sierra Club and Allies Launch Lawsuit Against Trumps Dirty Power Plan

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- The Sierra Club and a coalition of environmental allies launched a lawsuit today challenging former coal lobbyist and EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler's "ACE" rule -- known by m... Read More


Sierra Club, Nature Needs Half Join Forces to Protect Half the Planet

COLORADO, Aug. 13 -- The Sierra Club and Nature Needs Half, an international coalition formed in 2009 to advance the protection of 50% of Earth's land and seas, proudly announce a new partnership to h... Read More