Human Rights


  • Nelson Mandela's legacy lives on     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 6:53 AM ET

    Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates vice chairman, and Brian Bowler, former U.N. ambassador to Malawi, share their memories about the man who devoted his life to human rights issues in South Africa. He created an environment of cooperation and unity, Hormats added.

  • Mandela: Remembering a human rights icon     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 6:03 AM ET

    People around the world are remembering Nelson Mandela who died yesterday in South Africa at the age of 95, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, with a look at the world leader's life and economic policies.

  • KIEV, Dec 4- Ukraine's prime minister warned protesters trying to blockade government buildings on Wednesday they would be punished for any "illegal acts", as officials went to Moscow seeking aid to avoid a financial meltdown.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- In May 2012, Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident, was getting ready to journey to New York after his improbable escape from house arrest. About a week before his arrival, an Evangelical Christian pastor from Texas and a New York University law professor took a walk in Central Park.

  • Senate passes landmark discrimination bill Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 6:53 PM ET

    The Senate passed a bipartisan bill to ban discrimination against gay workers but the measure faces a struggle in the House of Representatives.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 7- The Democratic-led U.S. Senate, reflecting a major shift in the past decade in public opinion, passed a bipartisan bill on Thursday to outlaw discrimination against gay workers. The bill cleared the Senate 64-32, with 10 Republicans joining 52 Democrats and two independents in voting "yes."

  • CAIRO, Nov 4- Ousted Egyptian leader Mohamed Mursi struck a defiant tone on the first day of his trial on Monday, chanting' Down with military rule', and calling himself the country's only' legitimate' president. Opponents of Egypt's army-backed government say the trial is part of a campaign to crush Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood movement and revive a police state.

  • CAIRO, Nov 4- Egypt began the trial of ousted president Mohamed Mursi on Monday in what opponents of the army-backed government say is part of a campaign to crush his Muslim Brotherhood movement and revive a police state.

  • CAIRO, Nov 4- Deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood arrived at a Cairo police academy on Monday to face trial on charges of inciting violence, state media reported. It is the second time in just over two years that an ousted president has been in court in Egypt, a pivotal Arab nation some fear is sliding back into autocratic rule.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 3- With ties between Washington and many close allies strained because of eavesdropping revelations and differences over U.S. policies in the Middle East, the Obama administration can take some comfort from an improvement in ties with China.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- Some U.S. lawmakers said on Tuesday they were unhappy about cuts in Washington's aid to Egypt announced earlier this month after authorities in Cairo used violence to put down protests. "I support a continued and robust military relationship with Egypt," California Republican Ed Royce, the committee's chairman, said at a hearing on Egypt.

  • U.N. urges end of U.S. embargo on Cuba for 22nd year Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 1:07 PM ET

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 29- The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted for the 22nd time to condemn the U.S. economic embargo against Cuba, whose foreign minister said the more than 5- decade-old blockade was barbaric and amounted to genocide.

  • Apple labor standards in the spotlight     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 9:22 PM ET

    Kevin Slaten, Program Coordinator at China Labor Watch, discusses the organization's report of fresh labor violations in a Chinese factory producing Apple's soon-to-be-released cheap iPhone.

  • Is Snowden Pro-Privacy or Anti-Patriotic?     Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | 9:06 PM ET

    David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool, Singapore highlights some of the salient issues in the Snowden saga.

  • James Tien, Member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and Leader of the Liberal Party in Hong Kong, says the territory has become less efficient, but it's a necessary price to pay for democracy.

  • Tiananmen Square: China's Open Wound     Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 9:45 PM ET

    On the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, Claudia Mo, Hong Kong Legislator and lawmaker from the Civic Party, discusses its legacy and the divisions between Hong Kong and the mainland.

  • Musicians Akon and Peter Buffett pose for a photograph as they announce a socially conscious musical collaboration and website.

    A new "issue-inspired song" written by Peter Buffett, gets its debut tonight (Wednesday) at a commemorative concert in the United Nation's General Assembly Hall.  "Blood Into Gold" also features Akon, the internationally-known, Grammy-nominated rap/R&B singer.

  • Olympic Sponsors Plan to Stay Put Despite Protests Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 6:38 PM ET
    2008 Olympics Beijing

    While passing the Olympic torch has become a focal point for demonstrations over China's human rights record, major sponsors of the games aren't expected to flame out over the controversy.

  • US Panel Endorses Bill to Stop Online Repression Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 6:47 PM ET

    A key congressional panel endorsed legislation on Tuesday that would bar U.S. Internet companies from cooperating with authorities in China and other repressive regimes.

  • Bloggers Join Davos Elite Wednesday, 24 Jan 2007 | 10:01 AM ET
    David Sifry

    From YouTube to MySpace, entrepreneurs in the user-generated content space join the world's top business and political leaders at the World Economic Forum's 2007 annual meeting, underscoring this year's theme "The Shifting Power Equation." WEF, in turn, is aiming to "expand the Davos conversation" with Web-based communication tools. (More)

Most Popular Video

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 8:49 AM ET

Today CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why he wishes his charitable trust owned shares of Caterpillar, and shares his thoughts on the government's inability to create jobs.

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

Daniel Ernst, Hudson Square Research, provides perspective on Apple's earnings and growth potential. Apple is really innovating but they haven't done it in three years, Ernst says.

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar chairman & CEO, digs deep into the company's first quarter results and shares his outlook on global sales. CAT reported EPS of $1.44 on revenues of $13.24 billion, beating on both the top and bottom line.