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.
An economy and society like Saudi Arabia's cannot survive the modern world without giving in to change.
Homonormativity, like heteronormativity, privileges certain lives over others.
Trump's defense of harsh immigration tactics and dehumanizing language should ring alarm bells, according to two scholars who study how to prevent mass atrocities.
It is just as much for our own sake, as for the sake of robots, that we should begin recognising the rights of intelligent machines.
While not exactly surprising coming from the Trump administration, backing out of a major UN body is bound to have serious consequences.
Decades after the end of a civil war that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, the survivors' search for justice goes on.
Sessions ignored the many gospel teaching about love, and used a passagethat has been used historically to justify all manner of immoral behavior, including imperialism, slavery, Nazism and apartheid.
AI has caused a "techlash" against Google. These principles are first step, but more needs to be done.
Victims could be entitled to redress – but it won't be easy.
Morocco's law combines with a strongly conservative society to create a real sense of danger among LGBTIQ people.
The UN has repeatedly criticised Ireland's laws. It's time to change the Constitution.
Those tasked with sustaining peace must address economic, social and cultural rights to stand any chance of succeeding.
Foundational to the work of Holocaust educators and many teachers have been the survivors. Given there are fewer survivors who are alive today, how do educators inform future generations?