The UN has repeatedly criticised Ireland's laws. It's time to change the Constitution.
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.
Facebook is realizing it has broad obligations to society. Here's how it could start meeting them.
More and more radical scholars and activists in the West are rejecting human rights. Is this right?
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.
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.
Less than two years after Europe's migrant crisis began, EU officials have said that the situation is under control. It's not
Congress is trying to curb the president's ties to human rights abusers, harkening back to landmark legislation of the 1970s.
Cracking down on extremism online won’t solve the problem of extremist violence, will inevitably censor speech that's important to protect and risks harming political dissidents and democracy itself.
What's it like to be a refugee in the UK?
Can deportation ever really be 'humane and dignified'?
Recent developments at the United Nations and the G-20 suggest that the well-known human rights to privacy and freedom of expression may soon be formally extended to online communications.
The British government is actually suggesting quite a radical change as part of leaving the EU, but it doesn't want to make it too easy to understand.
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.
Mexico has signed every international human rights treaty, but abuses are still rife.
The UK government plans to suspend parts of the European Convention on Human Rights in future conflicts.
In an increasingly mobile society and economy, the international governance of migrant labour lags way behind the forces of globalisation.
We tend instinctively to value human lives over non-human ones. But is there a point where the scales might tip the other way?
Attorney-General George Brandis told the ABC that Australia co-operates with the United Nations in relation to its human rights obligations. Is that right?