Even if the war in Syria is somehow brought to a close, prosecuting IS members for the crimes they've committed won't be easy.
While Indonesia's Constitutional Court deliberates whether casual sex should be outlawed, the government plans to ban gay dating apps.
In an increasingly mobile society and economy, the international governance of migrant labour lags way behind the forces of globalisation.
The people of the Philippines and their president know all too well the hypocrisy of being lectured by the United States about violence, human rights and democracy.
Slavery is making a comeback, thanks to Islamic State and Boko Haram. But the UN can help.
Calling Barack Obama a 'son of a whore' was just another PR disaster for a country already subject to lazy stereotypes.
It is no threat to UK sovereignty and protects vulnerable citizens – so why replace the Human Rights Act?
Until 2013, Australian state and territory laws allowed forcing people into psychiatric treatment if it was thought necessary to protect them from serious harm – even if they competently refused it.
Recent developments in the US suggest it might be time for Australia to rethink its reliance on private prisons.
To understand Rodrigo Duterte’s rise to power and the public support for killing drug dealers and users, we need to distinguish the empirical from the normative – the 'what is' from 'what should be'.
Does including torture or other human rights violations in video games trivialize the actions? Or might it force us to think more critically about them?
The main criticism leveled at the body that oversees the work of South Africa's elite police unit, the Hawks, is that it lacks the power to initiate investigations, making it ineffective.
Here’s the glaring omission in George Brandis' list of issues raised recently with Indonesian President Joko Widodo: human rights.
It has taken more than three months for the Australian and PNG governments to jointly announce the Manus Island detention centre will close. But the detainees’ fate is now even more uncertain.
Reports of abuse on Nauru should provide a flashpoint for the Turnbull government to reassess its asylum-seeker policies before more serious harm is inflicted on Australia's international standing.
Our inward focus on marriage equality means Australia is largely absent from efforts to increase respect for LGBTI people in our region.
Shahram Amiri is one of 250 people executed this year despite President Rouhani's efforts to improve his country's human right's record.
Ukraine desperately needs Chinese investment but, like many other countries in this position, this is giving rise to concerns about the consequences for its fragile democracy.
Leaked incident reports from the Nauru detention centre affirm what has been known for a long time: detention is no place for children, and we need alternatives to offshore processing.
Not only does the death penalty violate human rights, executions in Indonesia are carried out under a deeply flawed justice system.