Australia's Human Rights Council election provides an ideal opportunity for it to show leadership and commitment on issues such as refugee flows and the death penalty.
The rules that protect our liberty were drawn up at a very different time. It's time to get back to the drawing board.
Tens of thousands of North Koreans live in China. Their lives are often no better than they were at home.
Bogota's mayor wants to make the city 'better for all,' but repeated police crackdowns have displaced thousands of homeless Colombians. Are clean streets really more important than human rights?
Most Australians would agree they have a right to privacy, a right not to incriminate themselves, and a right to freedom of thought. Brain fingerprinting threatens all three.
Durban one of South Africa’s third largest cities, by population has reported that the number of people living in informal dwellings has remained stubbornly high.
Why would the US and UK want to suppress the work of a post-war human rights effort?
An upcoming UN meeting on witchcraft and human rights in Geneva is set to focus on the rising attacks on Albinos and the trade of body parts in sub-Saharan African.
The ethical mindfield of AI gaydar.
The UN has finally created a specific role to uphold LGBT rights, but its first mandate-holder is resigning after just a year.
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.