Although human rights victories are beyond doubt cause for celebration, often we are blinded to the potential of alternative paths of action.
A historian reminds us that protests in prisons are often followed by retaliation.
Images of famine or poverty are often used by human rights groups to galvanize support. And they often do. The ethics of these images is a more complex story.
If the liberal international order is to survive, countries like Canada will need to defend international human rights law.
With the Trump Administration's abandonment of support for democracy and civil rights abroad, Middle Easterners may well believe that the U.S. cares little for their well-being and their very lives.
Gap's recent back-to-school ad campaign was praised for its portrayal of the diversity of children. One of the girls in the ads was wearing a hijab: this raised a huge debate on social media.
A standard element of international humanitarian law since 1899 should guide countries as they consider banning lethal autonomous weapons systems.
Kofi Annan's tenure began after the reintroduction of two important international security lexicons -- peacebuilding and human security.
The Saudi-Canadian row offers Canada an opportunity to adopt a new Middle East policy based on universal human rights that address the needs of the many and contributes to regional stability.
Canada's clashes with Indonesia in the 1990s over human rights abuses contain lessons for the current Canadian-Saudi Arabian diplomatic dispute.
Many products are made in factories where the conditions are far from humane or ethical.
Pope Francis has said that death penalty violates the dignity of a person. But, this might just deepen the debate among Christians, who for a long time have been divided over the issue.
From the war on drugs to a crackdown on human rights and environmental activists, life for Filipinos is increasingly nightmarish.
Secular countries tend to be richer than religious ones. Now new research shows that it was secularisation which came first.
Nicaragua has exploded in violence since mass protests began against President Daniel Ortega in April, with hundreds dead and thousands wounded. Amid such chaos, criminal violence is likely to follow.
School moots are becoming an increasingly popular way to teach young people about the value of human rights.
Ex-offenders should be given a fair chance to redeem themselves after serving their time.
Barack Obama was asked to give the Mandela Lecture because he represents what the global liberation struggle icon stood for. He struck the right chord.
Computational technologies impact on every human right.
Trump’s executive order to end family separations at the border is too little too late, a human rights expert writes. Indefinitely detaining immigrants is breaking the law.