There is no inherent tension between Islam and democratic values. Like any use of religion in politics, the application of Sharia as law depends on who is using it – and why.
We must acknowledge that shifting historically vulnerable groups away from the margins means making room in spaces where these groups have not traditionally been welcomed.
When the 2011 Libyan civil war erupted, Twitter became a major instrument to air the rebels’ account of the conflict and present themselves internationally as a viable alternative to Moammar Gadhafi.
Scotland is in the late stages of deciding whether to become the first country in UK to outlaw all corporal punishment against children.
At local level some congregations are bravely creating alternative models where LGBTIQ people can feel safe and be accepted
Both the government and the opposition still consider Papua as a problem caused by a lack of economic development and which has nothing to do with politics.
The UN's new rights focus has the potential to overhaul the punitive nature of the war on drugs.
The UN doesn't have the magic formula to end tensions in Burundi. It's up to the country's leadership.
South Africa is violating its own Constitution, and international obligations when it comes to undocumented children.
Nearly 15 years after the international community endorsed the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), standards tragically are slipping.
For years, the benefits of justice reinvestment programs have been championed. Now the ACT is actually investing in it, and the federal government should do the same.
Having Egypt at the helm of the African Union might not bode well for human rights on the continent.
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.