General John Kelly, Trump's pick for the Department of Homeland Security, used to lead US military operations in Latin America. Now American citizens should be scared, too.
The European Court of Human Rights will consider whether Breivik's human rights have been violated by his solitary detention.
South Africa's decision to leave the ICC suggests that its foreign policy is caught in a dilemma between lofty ideas, an unsettled identity crisis, and shifting priorities in a complex world.
As long as the EU strikes deals with dictators and pushes trade agreements that worsen the economic situation in many African countries, attempts to reduce migratory pressure will fail.
In December 1966, international law created several degrees of separation between different sets of human rights. Today, we must fix this.
Amending Section 18C would send a 'dangerous message', according to the Executive Council of Australian Jewry.
The actions of the Coalition government speak louder than words in its commitment to open government.
Poland's women may have won the abortion battle, but the ruling Law and Justice Party is cracking down on dissent elsewhere.
In 1981, many criticized Ronald Reagan's nominee to head human rights initiatives in the State Department. Here is how activists mobilized to ensure the nomination was rejected.
Looking back at the Australian Human Rights Commission’s foundation shows that human rights have never been above politics.
A study in Malawi shows how the participation of local community leaders in policy development can change men's attitudes to maternal and child health for the better.
A new crowdfunded show about the Cuban revolution prepares to shed new light on the leader.
The government is set to increase its use of punitive security measures against individuals it can't bring to court.
States who want to keep criminalising LGBT people are trying to stop the UN from creating a way of investigating them.
States report to the UN Human Rights Council every four-and-a-half years and receive its recommendations, which they can either "accept" or "note".
Arguably Africa's most powerful diplomatic player, South Africa is now backing out of the world's most important mechanism for bringing war criminals to justice.
An abundance of natural resources has helped Kazakhstan attract billions in investments. Despite its booming economy, the government is unlikely to move towards democracy any time soon.
Mexico has signed every international human rights treaty, but abuses are still rife.
It is inevitable that Australia will, in the not-too-distant future, allow two people to marry regardless of their gender. But which prime minister will get to claim this as their legacy?
Like the League of Nations before it, the UN is often dismissed as a powerless talking shop or a proxy for the great powers. It's much more than that.