Members of Free West Papua Campaign Netherlands protest over the situation in Indonesia’s Papua and West Papua provinces, on September 6 2019.
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Indonesia's strategic position in today’s geopolitical configuration explains the lack of response internationally.
Palm oil development is not just about the economy but also needs to consider social and environmental costs.
There are studies showing that farmers can have economic benefits from palm oil. However, they can also be impoverished by the commodity.
Australia has changed the way it decides whether children with Down syndrome, and other conditions, can migrate permanently to Australia. But the changes don’t go far enough.
How Australia treats migrants with health conditions and disabilities is discriminatory, obscure and unfair, as the UN will hear later this month.
Nimai Hajong and his wife, August 2018. Hajong was born in Bangladesh and moved to India when he was an infant. The 58-year-old, now considered a “foreigner” in his own state, poses with paperwork supporting his right to citizenship.
On August 31, the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for the state of Assam, along the India-Bangladesh border will decide upon the future of millions of people in the state.
Kim Jong-Un: hiding the truth.
By matching narratives from North Korean escapees with Google Earth images, a fuller picture is emerging of abuses in North Korea.
Papuan activists shout slogans during a rally in Jakarta, Indonesia, 22 August 2019.
By limiting access to social media and the internet, the government hurts the right to free speech of not only Papuan residents but also all Indonesians.
Surveillance software that identifies people from CCTV is eroding human rights and democracy.
Australia is the only Western democracy without some form of charter of rights legislated by parliament or entrenched in the constitution.
We have a serious deficit in legal protection for human rights in Australia, rights that have been in regression for 20 years. We need a legislated charter setting out the rights we care about.
Dalia Yashar, one of the first Saudi female students in training to become commercial pilot, pictured on July 15, 2018. Her future passengers will include solo women travelers, too.
Reuters/Hamad I Mohammed
Saudi women may now travel without a man's permission, easing one of the most repressive aspects of the country's 'guardianship' system. Women in Saudi Arabia gained the right to drive last year.
Activists celebrate outside the High Court in Gaborone, Botswana on June 11, 2019. Botswana became the latest country to decriminalize gay sex.
The recent ruling to decriminalize same sex behaviour in Botswana may have a positive impact on the rest of southern Africa.
Uyghurs in Australia are pressing Canberra to take a firmer stance with China on its treatment of the Muslim minority. Thus far, Australia’s response has been relatively muted.
China says it is helping the Uyghurs, but its actions meet the threshold of cultural genocide: 'a premeditated, calculated, systematic, malicious crime authorised by the state’s political leaders'.
Uyghur people protest outside the UN headquarters in Genevea in November 2018.
Salvatore Di Nolfi/EPA
A group of 37 countries, including North Korea, Russia and Saudia Arabia, signed a letter in support of China's human rights record.
The Central Bank of Kenya has financial inclusion in its stewardship of the financial system.
A human rights approach offers central banks a new tool for understanding the true costs and benefits of their operations.
In February, thousands of women marched in Mexico City to demand that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador do more to keep women safe. The protest sign featured here reads, ‘Don’t be indifferent.’
Mexico is the second most dangerous country for women in Latin America. Yet the new government is slashing funding for programs meant to protect and empower women.
Fatou Bensouda, ICC Prosecutor, and Robert H. Jackson, two key figures in international criminal justice, from Nuremberg to The Hague.
When faced with US rejection of international criminal justice, today's supporters of the ICC often invoke the country's Nuremberrg leadership. However, this notion is based on a distorted image of the 1945-46 trials.
Under a new deal between the U.S. and Mexico, Mexico will send 6,000 troops to its southern border with Guatemala to prevent migrants from continuing their northward journey toward the United States.
Mexico says it emerged from tariff negotiations in Washington with its 'dignity intact.' But that dignity comes at great cost to the migrants fleeing extreme violence in Central America.
A Sudanese protester waves the Sudanese and Algerian flags. Peaceful protestors in both countries eventually toppled their long term presidents.
In spite of noble promises in their constitutions, many countries have a very restrictive approach to demonstrations.
A king tide breaching a defence wall at Sabai Island in the Torres Strait, 2011.
AAP Image/Suzanne Long
Torres Strait Islanders argue the government has violated their rights to culture, family and life.
On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the human rights of child migrants rarely follow them when they cross borders.
Chen Yabian, 74, of Hainan Province, southern China, testifies during the International Symposium on Chinese ‘Comfort Women’ in 2000 in Shanghai that she was 14 when Japanese Imperial Army soldiers forced her to work as a sex slave during the war.
US agreements with Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria provide reparations to WWII victims. But an international law scholar writes that the US has failed to address war crimes in Asia.