Study suggests that the UN's own principles sometimes prevented it from living up to its objectives
In the context of accelerating geopolitical, technological and environmental change, we need to radically reassess how we perceive airspace legally.
Two decades ago, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was arrested in London, putting human rights abuses in the limelight.
How can we hold governments accountable to their climate commitments? A recent case might hold the answer.
A legal loophole could grant computer systems many legal rights people have – threatening human rights and dignity and setting up some real legal and moral problems.
Palu, the capital city of Central Sulawesi province in Indonesia, recently devastated by an earthquake and tsunami, is a trailblazing city with progressive human rights initiatives.
From depictions of slavery to colonial massacres to contemporary portraits of refugees, photography is a powerful tool in evoking ideas of shared humanity.
Technology can transgress all kinds of legal frameworks.
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.