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Legal case brought by Mandela daughters delayed

A legal case brought by members of Nelson Mandela's family against several of his longtime associates has been delayed. Full story

Snowden case shows leakers need protection: U.N. rights chief

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay gave guarded support for fugitive former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden on Friday, saying his case showed the need to protect people who uncovered abuses. Full story

Study: 64 percent of workers check email on vacation

   TODAY’s Willie Geist and Natalie Morales chat about some topics making headlines today, including a new study that reports that more than half of workers check their email during time off.

Jennifer Lopez: Sorry I performed for Turkmenistan leader

Jennifer Lopez is clearing the air after performing for Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow in his home country Saturday night.Despite the leader's oppressive record of human rights violations, the songstress took the stage to sing "Happy Birthday" to the 56-year-old. And after bein Full story

Rights watchdog votes against monitoring Hungary

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Human rights watchdog The Council of Europe voted on Tuesday not to put Hungary under surveillance over concerns about changes to its constitution, in a boost to Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Full story

Russian rights group evicted from Moscow office

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Authorities forcibly evicted a prominent Russian human rights organization from its office in the early hours of Saturday in a raid its director said he believed was ordered by officials in President Vladimir Putin's administration. Full story

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International court tells El Salvador to allow abortion of deformed fetus

U.N. rights chief says anti-terror measures can backfire

Kerry stresses respect for human rights with Nigerian president

Amnesty for Nepali war crimes could undermine peace, U.N. warns

U.S. cites human rights problems in Russia, China, Egypt

In win for Shell, U.S. top court curbs human rights claims

European court says Britain should not extradite militant suspect

Lawyer for Falun Gong believers says assaulted by Chinese police

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  Global economy a main focus of China Summit

Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., previews the upcoming summit between President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

  Report: Michigan mom dies fighting in Syria

According to a Syrian human rights group, 33-year-old single mother Nicole Mansfield of Flint, Mich., died fighting alongside opposition forces as she and a British man took photographs of military positions near the Turkish border.  Her family says that the FBI informed them of her death on Thursda

  On human rights, some Cold War habits die hard

Alex Wagner is joined by The New York Times’ Pete Baker, Former DNC Communications Director Karen Finney, The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, and NYC Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson to discuss Russia’s ongoing relationship with Assad, and Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to the Kremlin.

  As secretary of state, Clinton brought more attention to women’s issues

Hillary Clinton’s commitment to advancing the welfare of women and girls around the world is now entrenched at the State Department.  United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Melanne Verveer discusses how Clinton brought specific those topics into focus.

  Flashback: Clinton on rights

Here’s a clip of Hillary Clinton in 1995, addressing the rights issue saying, “women’s rights are human rights.”

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A board at a tram stop reads "Human rights" in front of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg
A board at a tram stop reads "Human rights" in front of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg

A board at a tram stop reads "Human rights" in front of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, July 26, 2013. The ECHR post room receives on average 1,400 faxes, emails and letters every day. About 20 percent of these are new requests, which have to be sent by letter in any official langu

General view of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg
General view of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg

General view of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, July 26, 2013. The ECHR post room receives on average 1,400 faxes, emails and letters every day. About 20 percent of these are new requests, which have to be sent by letter in any official language of the Council of Europe's 47 member

A letter printed on a banner featuring the words "I need your help" is displayed in front of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg
A letter printed on a banner featuring the words "I need your help" is displayed in front of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg

A letter printed on a banner featuring the words "I need your help" is displayed in front of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, July 26, 2013. The ECHR post room receives on average 1,400 faxes, emails and letters every day. About 20 percent of these are new requests, which have to be

Employees of the European Court of Human Rights sort some of the 300 letters received daily at the post room of the court in Strasbourg
Employees of the European Court of Human Rights sort some of the 300 letters received daily at the post room of the court in Strasbourg

Employees of the European Court of Human Rights sort some of the 300 letters received daily at the post room of the court in Strasbourg, July 26, 2013. The ECHR post room receives on average 1,400 faxes, emails and letters every day. About 20 percent of these are new requests, which have to be sent