Time’s up: we need to work towards improving gender inequality now. Here: Oprah giving her rousing speech about women’s rights at the 2018 Golden Globes.
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.
Paul Kagame has exercised firm personal control over Rwanda’s politics since becoming president in 2000.
The Rwandan model can't be replicated easily given that it depends heavily on political dominance and tight, centralised control of patronage networks.
The African Union (AU) Commission in session. The African Court on Human and People’s Rights operates under the AU mandate.
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.
Ghana’s justice system is not just slow. It’s also expensive and sometimes even harsh.
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.
Even pocket parks in cities (Duane Park in Lower Manhattan, pictured here) can shelter wildlife. Read below for ideas about urban biodiversity and other green innovations.
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.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China in December 2017.
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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.
Comb Ridge near Bluff Utah.
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.
The apparently growing practIce of governments and government officials blocking critics on social media has serious implications for freedom of expression.
Citizens should be free to criticize government authorities on social media platforms, and muzzling such criticism may well be unconstitutional.
Stories that create ‘hygge’ — that Danish concept of security, connection and coziness — could be considered to achieve the highest expression of human rights, especially for children.
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.
The fight for LGBTI people to live lives free from discrimination will continue.
Australia legalising marriage equality does not necessarily mean LGBTI people enjoy all of the same human rights as heterosexual people.
Anglophone Cameroonians want to secede from the Francophone part of the country.
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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.
Communities should be encourage to show solidarity with children with HIV AIDS.
Stigma often obstructs rights protection for children with HIV/AIDS in Indonesia.
Effective leadership requires leading by example, but Australia’s human rights record has drawn increasing criticism at home and abroad.
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.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire, meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, before dinner at the G20 Leaders Summit in Hangzhou, China in September 2016. Trudeau is in China to discuss a trade deal.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in China to discuss a trade deal. It's laughable for Canada to believe it can negotiate a "progressive" trade agenda with the Chinese.
Supporters of the ‘yes’ vote celebrate the result at a street party outside the Victorian Trades Hall in Melbourne.
Same-sex marriage has passed the Senate to much fanfare and celebration. But will its passage change the way we think about human rights and democracy in Australia?
The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has begun its two-day review of Australia’s record on racial equality.
Australia's track record on racial equality and tackling racism is under review – and the findings will have significant implications.
The UN committee urged Australia to end offshore processing and bring the men on Manus to Australia or another safe country.
The UN report findings show that concerns far outweigh any improvements in Australia's human rights record.