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.
The uncertainty itself could amount to infringing on the right to private and family life.
A political body of the AU is second-guessing a legal body in its interpretation of the African Charter, on the basis of prejudice against LGBTI people.
A dispute between the African Union's executive and the commission responsible for overseeing human rights could weaken the protection of peoples' rights.
On Tuesday, the Australian government will close the Manus Island regional processing centre in Papua New Guinea. Arguing that they have no safe place to go, nearly all 742 remaining residents are refusing…
People ride tricycle carts past a poster featuring Chinese President Xi Jinping along a street in Beijing. China’s ruling Communist Party has praised President Xi as a Marxist thinker, adding to intense propaganda promoting Xi’s personal image as he begins a second five-year term as leader.
(AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Chinese President Xi Jinping has been enshrined in the Communist Party's constitution as the sole legitimate interpreter of Chinese Marxism for the “new era.” Now he can look to the rest of the world.
A military crackdown has led to staggering 600,000 people fleeing Myanmar on foot since late August.
Interviews undertaken in refugee camps on the Bangladesh/Myanmar border paint a grim picture that explains why so many Rohingya fled Myanmar so quickly.
The UN Human Rights Committee challenged the Australian government to produce policy that truly includes Indigenous people.
Australia came in for some harsh criticism from the UN Human Right Committee in regard to its treatment of Indigenous issues – a problem that must now seriously be addressed.
Explosions continue in Marawi, a day after President Duterte declared the city liberated.
AP Photo/Bullit Marquez
President Duterte declared martial law back in March to aid the fight against Islamic militants. Many fear he will continue using this power.
Madagascar is taking steps towards addressing statelessness with a new nationality law.
For many years, statelessness in Madagascar was spurred by racial and gender discrimination.
Australia’s campaign for a seat on the Human Rights Council opened it to further scrutiny of its record on such issues.
Australia's Human Rights Council election provides an ideal opportunity for it to show leadership and commitment on issues such as refugee flows and the death penalty.
The rules that protect our liberty were drawn up at a very different time. It's time to get back to the drawing board.
South Koreans protest against China’s treatment of northern defectors.
Tens of thousands of North Koreans live in China. Their lives are often no better than they were at home.
Homeless residents of El Bronx embrace after a May 2016 raid that displaced thousands, sending some to shelters and others to streets elsewhere in the city.
Bogota's mayor wants to make the city 'better for all,' but repeated police crackdowns have displaced thousands of homeless Colombians. Are clean streets really more important than human rights?
Brain-reading technology can still be tricked.
Most Australians would agree they have a right to privacy, a right not to incriminate themselves, and a right to freedom of thought. Brain fingerprinting threatens all three.
Typical mass housing units in South Africa.
Durban one of South Africa’s third largest cities, by population has reported that the number of people living in informal dwellings has remained stubbornly high.
Getting it wrong: the ICC’s headquarters in The Hague.
Why would the US and UK want to suppress the work of a post-war human rights effort?
Witchcraft related beliefs pose serious human rights violations for people with Albinism.
An upcoming UN meeting on witchcraft and human rights in Geneva is set to focus on the rising attacks on Albinos and the trade of body parts in sub-Saharan African.
The ethical mindfield of AI gaydar.
Position vacant: Vitit Muntarbhorn.
The UN has finally created a specific role to uphold LGBT rights, but its first mandate-holder is resigning after just a year.
Never mind NAFTA -- Canada's quiet efforts to boost trade with China should be ringing alarm bells given Chinese human rights abuses, and raises questions about whether Beijing has demanded secrecy.