In an age of increased scrutiny, violent and repressive states are turning to subtler methods of removing dissidents and opponents.
A country with a questionable stance on LGBTI+ rights is again hosting the Winter Olympics.
Canada is increasingly moving towards a secular culture. "Spiritual but not religious" has become our new norm -- bringing with it ideas of mutual respect and protection for marginalized identities.
America has been promoting religious liberty abroad since its founding, but there has always been disagreement on what exactly it means.
Time is up. Canadian women demand their rights. In 2018, human rights are women’s rights.
The Northern Irish party were horrified at the suggestion that Brexit might mean different customs rules. But when it comes to women's rights, it's a different story.
The Rwandan model can't be replicated easily given that it depends heavily on political dominance and tight, centralised control of patronage networks.
Ghana's Supreme Court and the African Court, which was established by a Protocol under the African Charter, have the same powers to hear and decide cases. A recent case shows why this is problematic.
Finding justice in Ghana is a slow and often frustrating process. To speed things up, the courts in the country need to reform and modernise.
Trump administration rollbacks dominated news about the environment in 2017 – but beyond Washington D.C., many researchers are developing innovative visions for a greener future.
Canada’s "progressive trade agenda" with China might have died in the Great Hall of the People earlier this month. But there's now an opportunity for a serious reconsideration of the relationship.
New legislation undermines the institution on the island – and creates division.
The Trump administration recently reduced the size of Bears Ears in Utah, opening millions of acres to mining and other uses. This threatens Indigenous heritage and can be seen as a form of violence.
Citizens should be free to criticize government authorities on social media platforms, and muzzling such criticism may well be unconstitutional.
Stories that create connection, comfort and security aren't just perfect holiday reading. They also provide inspiration - a vision of how life should be.
British citizens are currently protected by the EU if their government fails them. That will no longer be the case after they leave the union.
Australia legalising marriage equality does not necessarily mean LGBTI people enjoy all of the same human rights as heterosexual people.
Cameroon's Anglophone crisis that's pitted its English speaking citizens against the central government could result in the country being denied preferential trade agreements with the US.
Stigma often obstructs rights protection for children with HIV/AIDS in Indonesia.
On Human Rights Day, and with Australia set to take up a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, here's a must-do list for this country to become a credible advocate for human rights.