A schoolgirl who left Bethnal Green to join Islamic State in Syria is now in a refugee camp and wants to return to the UK.
The Uyghurs are a Muslim minority group living China's Xinjiang region. It is now estimated over one million Uyghurs have been arrested and imprisoned in China's vast network of "re-education" camps.
Angola's new President João Lourenço has shown some willingness to engage in more inclusive politics.
Mistaken links between the EU and the European Convention on Human Rights could be one factor that sees the UK losing out on these vital supranational laws.
New research on facial recognition technology trials by the police calls for tighter regulation to protect human rights.
A human rights researcher documents the stories of Central American migrants leaving behind endemic poverty and high homicide rates. In limbo in Mexico, many use art therapy to express their anxiety.
FIFA can act quickly and decisively for its sponsors. Now it must act for the human rights of one of its footballers.
President López Obrador campaigned on some outside-the-box ideas to 'pacify' Mexico after 12 years of extreme violence. But so far his government has emphasized traditional law-and-order policies.
Memory is traumatic but also important in Holocaust remembrance. It also serves a critical role in providing lessons for the future.
Australia's government can do more to ensure Australian mining companies do no harm in pursuit of Africa's mineral wealth.
ParentsNext has punitive dimensions that threaten people's human rights. Now a Senate Committee will determine whether it's helping or harming vulnerable parents and their children.
Aid has never been just about helping people. It's also about gaining influence and exercising soft power.
If left unchecked, invasions of privacy enabled by technology could put every human right at risk, and on a scale that would be truly terrifying.
Estimates of modern slavery vary widely, whether they try to pin down numbers in the U.S., across the globe or just in certain industries.
South Africa's electoral commission's failure to ensure a credible voters' roll threatens to undo its legacy of free and fair elections.
The issues that captured the world’s attention this year show the struggle to secure human rights is far from over.
In a divided, alienated, austerity, backward-looking Britain, the time has come to make good on social rights.
We need a more nuanced approach to the world's last isolated peoples.
President Trump says an alliance with Saudi Arabia is necessary, despite evidence the country's crown prince ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Failure by South Africa's municipalities to provide housing for the poor violates a Constitutional Court ruling.