Failure by South Africa's municipalities to provide housing for the poor violates a Constitutional Court ruling.
The UN's special rapporteur on extreme poverty has given a damning indictment of how austerity has hit the UK. A former UN envoy explains why his calls to uphold social rights are so crucial.
While US companies have made significant strides in creating workplaces that are more inclusive of transexual individuals, discrimination and employment penalties remain.
Amal Fathy spoke out about sexual harassment – and is now languishing in jail. She is not alone.–
Initiatives to boost South Africa’s economy could reinforce structural weaknesses without addressing the high levels of inequality.
The UN's special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights will look at the effects of austerity on the UK's most vulnerable.
The question of land has been hotly contested in Namibia ever since independence.
The key challenge in mental health is finding the political will and the financial and community resources to do what has already been described in thousands of pages and hundreds of recommendations.
In the sense understood by François Jullien, the Chinese "thought language" allows us to change our view of Europe.
An interesting and notable point of detail about the “lifetime ban” legislation is that it would not apply to the refugee children.
Citizens around the world will determine whether human rights flourish or sink.
Critics say Trump's defense of Saudi Arabia in the Khashoggi affair betrays American values. But many presidents have cozied up to dictators, ignoring human rights abuses to serve US interests.
The Trump administration’s abandonment of support for democracy and civil rights abroad may be behind the sort of attacks on individual freedom that likely claimed journalist Jamal Khashoggi's life.
Study suggests that the UN's own principles sometimes prevented it from living up to its objectives
In the context of accelerating geopolitical, technological and environmental change, we need to radically reassess how we perceive airspace legally.
Two decades ago, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was arrested in London, putting human rights abuses in the limelight.
How can we hold governments accountable to their climate commitments? A recent case might hold the answer.
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.
Palu, the capital city of Central Sulawesi province in Indonesia, recently devastated by an earthquake and tsunami, is a trailblazing city with progressive human rights initiatives.
From depictions of slavery to colonial massacres to contemporary portraits of refugees, photography is a powerful tool in evoking ideas of shared humanity.