Effective leadership requires leading by example, but Australia’s human rights record has drawn increasing criticism at home and abroad.
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.
President Donald Trump with other officials during Arab-Islamic-American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
For Trump, putting America first means that being a global leader on human rights may take a back seat.
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In December 1966, international law created several degrees of separation between different sets of human rights. Today, we must fix this.
Relatives of 43 missing students march before receiving a report into the disappearances.
Mexico has signed every international human rights treaty, but abuses are still rife.
Most South Africans are dependent on unaffordable mobile data to access the Internet.
Indra de Lanerolle
It is time to demand the 'positive right' of affordable access if we want internet freedom for all.
North Korea is in a human rights spat with the US.
North Korea is outraged over an upcoming conference in Washington DC about its human rights abuses, to which it has not been invited. Pyongyang strongly denies that it has been alienating the human rights…