Cutting off funds for crucial UN bodies could have disastrous consequences for the world order.
The precise wording of UN resolutions and the smallest of concessions by Pyongyang are telltale signs that change is underway.
Talks among ASEAN leaders are often limited to political and economic issues, pushing problems with deep social and cultural roots like the persecution of ethnic Rohingya to the margins.
State killings are the latest demonstration of the country's regression.
A grassroots opposition movement against the Donald Trump presidency is growing. The question is can it be harnessed into globalised sanctions campaign?
Three key rulings by the UK Supreme Court and their legal implications.
Leaders in Davos are being asked to consider how global cooperation could be reinvigorated. They could do worse than start with UN reforms.
Donald Trump says he supports torture. Can political leaders change his mind?
General John Kelly, Trump's pick for the Department of Homeland Security, used to lead US military operations in Latin America. Now American citizens should be scared, too.
The European Court of Human Rights will consider whether Breivik's human rights have been violated by his solitary detention.
South Africa's decision to leave the ICC suggests that its foreign policy is caught in a dilemma between lofty ideas, an unsettled identity crisis, and shifting priorities in a complex world.
As long as the EU strikes deals with dictators and pushes trade agreements that worsen the economic situation in many African countries, attempts to reduce migratory pressure will fail.
In December 1966, international law created several degrees of separation between different sets of human rights. Today, we must fix this.
Amending Section 18C would send a 'dangerous message', according to the Executive Council of Australian Jewry.
The actions of the Coalition government speak louder than words in its commitment to open government.
Poland's women may have won the abortion battle, but the ruling Law and Justice Party is cracking down on dissent elsewhere.
In 1981, many criticized Ronald Reagan's nominee to head human rights initiatives in the State Department. Here is how activists mobilized to ensure the nomination was rejected.
Looking back at the Australian Human Rights Commission’s foundation shows that human rights have never been above politics.
A study in Malawi shows how the participation of local community leaders in policy development can change men's attitudes to maternal and child health for the better.
A new crowdfunded show about the Cuban revolution prepares to shed new light on the leader.