The move by the African Union to develop a policy to regulate the impact of firms on human rights puts it ahead of other regions as it seeks to guide companies conducting activities on the continent.
Rights and living conditions vary depending where immigrants are detained.
Even in egalitarian Europe, female politicians must battle gender stereotypes, biased media coverage, and entrenched power.
Sweden's crime rate is not affected by the immigration rate and the state has introduced stricter asylum laws.
The best of global cinema from Germany to Iran and Vanuatu.
Data on violent incidents in the US reveal that our focus on Islamist extremism since 9/11 may be misguided.
There are double standards underlying the difficulties faced by Afghan asylum seekers in the West.
Men, if you want a great relationship this Valentine's Day, turn on the vacuum.
The Swedish housing model, once an ideal, has become a nightmare for most Swedes. Many are left struggling to find a roof.
Europe is at a crossroads in how it integrates religious minorities. But there are lessons to be learned beyond liberal secularism.
The gender gap matters, and we need to recruit, train and retain more men to care for and educate our youngest children
Sweden's switch to a six-hour working day is doing it the world of good.
Job prospects are not good for newly arrived refugees in Sweden. But better integration programmes will help.
Will an increase in free nursery hours lead to greater support for publicly-provided childcare?
Scotland's failure to meet target illustrate a worldwide problem - the right to adequate heating and energy is not being properly recognised.
The Swedish government is rewarding repair work with a tax break to stop people buying unnecessary new products.
Students with disabilities find that they must accommodate themselves to institutional contexts which they find profoundly disabling.
Although the Saami have made political and legal gains in the past decades, progress is precarious. And recognition of their rights cannot be taken for granted.
Using elements of game play, we can create incentives for people to change how and when they make various transport choices in ways that enable the whole system to work better.
The housing crisis has scuppered home ownership dreams for many across the UK, but there is another way to do things.