The government's Snoopers' Charter didn't permit blanket indiscriminate data retention, the Court of Appeal recently ruled. I strongly disagree.
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.
The revised Indonesian criminal code will affect everyone. It needs to consider all aspects, not just legal ones, to avoid doing more harm than good.
Despite the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it remains difficult to measure governments' performance. A new data tool gives countries a scorecard on how well, or badly, they are doing.
More and more radical scholars and activists in the West are rejecting human rights. Is this right?
Human rights abuses might be embedded in the business model that has evolved for social media companies in their second decade.
Despite its reputation, Russia has contributed much more to international law than it's sometimes given credit for.
To address environmental degradation, including climate change, it is essential to take into account human rights and migration. Hybrid international law and regional thinking are both essential.
The Canadian deal to sell helicopters to the Philippines has finally been killed. What took so long, and why was it the Philippines, not Canada, that ultimately scrubbed the deal?
After a long run of devastating typhoons, one country is holding the world's biggest corporations to account on climate change.
A scholar documented the risks a migrant faced after deportation, including his becoming involved in smuggling people across the border.
Should Australia join the majority of the world and provide legal recognition of the human right to a healthy environment?
In an age of increased scrutiny, violent and repressive states are turning to subtler methods of removing dissidents and opponents.
A country with a questionable stance on LGBTI+ rights is again hosting the Winter Olympics.
Canada is increasingly moving towards a secular culture. "Spiritual but not religious" has become our new norm -- bringing with it ideas of mutual respect and protection for marginalized identities.
America has been promoting religious liberty abroad since its founding, but there has always been disagreement on what exactly it means.
Time is up. Canadian women demand their rights. In 2018, human rights are women’s rights.
The Northern Irish party were horrified at the suggestion that Brexit might mean different customs rules. But when it comes to women's rights, it's a different story.
The Rwandan model can't be replicated easily given that it depends heavily on political dominance and tight, centralised control of patronage networks.