The Myanmar military’s years-long campaign against the Rohingya Muslims left hundreds of villages a smoldering pile of debris. Warpait village, Rakhine State, Oct.14, 2016.
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The International Court of Justice ordered Myanmar to protect its Rohingya minority and preserve any evidence relevant to the genocide charges against it. But compliance is not guaranteed.
Ugandan musician-turned-MP Robert ‘Bobi Wine’ Kyagulanyi has been a frequent target of the country’s cyber laws.
There is a strong framework of international laws and conventions that defend free speech, but Uganda continues to limit freedom of expression especially when the people criticise their president.
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.
Uyghur people protest outside the UN headquarters in Genevea in November 2018.
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A group of 37 countries, including North Korea, Russia and Saudia Arabia, signed a letter in support of China's human rights record.
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.
View of the Palais de Chaillot, Paris, in September 1948, where the United Nations Assembly is held, at the end of which the Declaration will be signed (10 December 1948).
Before 1945 and the United Nations Charter, human rights simply did not exist in international law.
Filipinos hold a funeral march for Kian Loyd delos Santos, who was killed during a police anti-drug operation on August 16 2017.
The UN's new rights focus has the potential to overhaul the punitive nature of the war on drugs.
Tech firms should be forced to reassess how they impact society under existing EU law.
In the context of accelerating geopolitical, technological and environmental change, we need to radically reassess how we perceive airspace legally.
The Yard are hungry for data. We shouldn’t feed it.
Allowing the police unfettered use of vast databases of information will begin to tilt the balance of power towards totalitarianism.
Sophia, a robot granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia.
A legal loophole could grant computer systems many legal rights people have – threatening human rights and dignity and setting up some real legal and moral problems.
Alexa, what are my human rights?
Technology can transgress all kinds of legal frameworks.
Although human rights victories are beyond doubt cause for celebration, often we are blinded to the potential of alternative paths of action.
The U.S. military is already testing a Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System.
Lance Cpl. Julien Rodarte, U.S. Marine Corps
A standard element of international humanitarian law since 1899 should guide countries as they consider banning lethal autonomous weapons systems.
The UN has repeatedly criticised Ireland's laws. It's time to change the Constitution.
At the moment, at least 21,919 people are known to be facing death sentences around the world.
A new report from Amnesty International reveals that while the number of countries that impose the death penalty is shrinking, there is still a long way to go before it is abolished altogetehr.
Does this man understand how his company can be a responsible member of society?
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Facebook is realizing it has broad obligations to society. Here's how it could start meeting them.
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More and more radical scholars and activists in the West are rejecting human rights. Is this right?
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.
The rules that protect our liberty were drawn up at a very different time. It's time to get back to the drawing board.