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.
The majority of academic research is either non-committal or in favour of the benefits afforded by legalising same-sex marriage.
The Australian government had and has the power to do things necessary to establish and maintain its immigration detention facility on Manus Island, despite detention violating PNG law.
In recent years, the number of people traveling to sites of death, natural disaster, acts of violence, tragedy and crimes against humanity has dramatically increased. Is it immoral?
The Martin Place camp and others like it should make us uncomfortable. We live in a system that creates and tolerates homelessness.
The concept of dignity is not universal. It means different things to different people and different cultures.
The marriage equality movement could still back the plebiscite on condition that its results are binding.
Australia is the only democratic nation in the world without a national charter of rights or similar.
Here's what can be done.
Understanding laws that govern sex work can be complicated and confusing, especially because laws are not uniform globally, or even within each country.
The lessons of Liu's life and work must never be forgotten.
Are all people entitled to live in a clean and healthy environment? A legal scholar says yes, and argues for using this principle to address damage from polluting industries in Appalachia.
Merkel’s popularity at home and on the global stage continues to grow as she runs for a fourth term as chancellor.
The judgment recognises that religion plays a large role in South African society. The right to follow a religion is embedded in the constitution. This means that South Africa isn't a secular state.
The push for accountability in Syria exposes the challenges of international criminal justice.
It turns out that the president of the Philippines is exactly who he said he was.
Congress is trying to curb the president's ties to human rights abusers, harkening back to landmark legislation of the 1970s.
Government plans to introduce official documents for EU citizens to prove their right to live in the UK have some people surprised.
The terrorist group is trying to destroy a religious minority.
The special protection offered via international law is not enough to keep journalists reporting on conflict zones and assuage concerns about free speech.