In post-dictatorship Argentina, citizens, like the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, have been the guardians of justice.
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Argentineans are determined to not forgive or forget the criminals who killed or disappeared more than 30,000 people.
President Donald Trump with other officials during Arab-Islamic-American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
For Trump, putting America first means that being a global leader on human rights may take a back seat.
Peter Dutton’s condemnation of those he terms ‘fake refugees’ is prejudicial.
The government's crackdown on so-called 'fake refugees' imposes undue stress on an already extremely vulnerable community.
A fisherman shows an oil slick close to the Niger Delta following a large spill in 2013.
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.
Not always a given.
An argument over what will happen to an important EU charter post-Brexit has repercussions for social protections, including the right to health.
Twenty-two-year-old Australian woman Cassandra Sainsbury was arrested on April 11 at El Dorado airport in Bogota, Colombia. Sainsbury was due to return to Australia via London. Her suitcase contained 5.8kg…
A false divide between ethics and economics has diluted the immense potential power of the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund.
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Children's opinions about their own care are often not sought by parents and healthcare professionals.
The royal commission has heard evidence from more than 60 witnesses, including those in youth detention in the Northern Territory.
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The NT youth justice royal commission’s interim report did not deliver any findings or make any recommendations. Nor did it reflect young people’s personal stories.
Graves at the memorial center Potocari, near Srebrenica.
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How long does it take to make peace? Decades after the end of the Bosnian war, just one in six residents felt that country had reached reconciliation.
40% of children in sole-parent households are living below the poverty line.
The latest welfare changes will hurt low-income families and breach Australia's human rights obligations.
Australia’s extradition treaty with China was completed in 2007, but it has never been ratified.
The usual procedures for extradition between countries with substantial and complex bilateral relations – like those that Australia and China have – will now not be available.
Thengar Char, a flood-prone island that rose from the sea just 11 years ago. The Bangladeshi government wants to relocate thousands of Rohingya refugees here.
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The idea of relocating thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote flood-prone island would set a bad precedent for managing human rights crises.
A woman who was trafficked for prostitution finds refuge at a safe house in the UK.
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And what businesses can do to support them.
The financialisation of housing has become central to wealth creation in Australian households.
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We now value the house as a wealth builder, not just a place to live in and raise a family. The result is a distorted investment market that makes home ownership and rental unaffordable.
Commemorating victims of enforced disappearances in the Philippines.
Establishing what happened to lost relatives and brutalised populations is a moral imperative.
There is concern among some Liberals that the 18C issue will lose them votes in seats with large ethnic communities.
Malcolm Turnbull has announced a watering down of the controversial Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.
Teachers need support and education so they can discuss and promote sexuality equality.
Sexual equality should not be mere letters and words in laws. Rather, people - in this case student teachers - must understand sexual equality as a lived reality.
Some Kenyan laws still in use were designed by colonialists to control the people.
The idea behind much of Kenya’s legislation enacted by the colonialists was to separate whites from other races. So why are these laws still on the books?
Mass funeral for the victims of the 1960 Sharpeville massacre.
Besides a reminder of a dark period in South Africa's history, Human Rights Day also celebrates the country's unique, highly acclaimed constitution which guarantees human dignity and equal rights.