Tag: Bachelet, Michelle

Chile Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage at Fraught Political Moment

SANTIAGO, Chile — Lawmakers in Chile on Tuesday legalized same-sex marriage, a landmark victory for gay rights activists that underscores how profoundly the country’s politics and society have shifted in the past decade. By overwhelming majorities in both chambers, lawmakers put the unions of same-sex couples on par with others, making Chile the 31st nation […]

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U.N. Rights Panel Pressures Sudan Over Coup

GENEVA — The United Nations’ top human rights body decided on Friday to appoint an independent expert to monitor and report on abuses in Sudan since the military takeover less than two weeks ago, escalating international pressure on leaders of Africa’s third-largest country to restore civilian rule. At an emergency session of the Human Rights […]

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U.N. Votes to Appoint Human Rights Watchdog in Afghanistan

GENEVA — Spurred by mounting evidence of Taliban abuses since the group seized power two months ago, the United Nations top human rights body voted Thursday to appoint an independent expert backed by specialist advisers to investigate and report on abuses in Afghanistan. The Human Rights Council in Geneva adopted a European Union-led resolution endorsed […]

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