The usual procedures for extradition between countries with substantial and complex bilateral relations – like those that Australia and China have – will now not be available.
The idea of relocating thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote flood-prone island would set a bad precedent for managing human rights crises.
And what businesses can do to support them.
We now value the house as a wealth builder, not just a place to live in and raise a family. The result is a distorted investment market that makes home ownership and rental unaffordable.
Establishing what happened to lost relatives and brutalised populations is a moral imperative.
Malcolm Turnbull has announced a watering down of the controversial Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.
Sexual equality should not be mere letters and words in laws. Rather, people - in this case student teachers - must understand sexual equality as a lived reality.
The idea behind much of Kenya’s legislation enacted by the colonialists was to separate whites from other races. So why are these laws still on the books?
Besides a reminder of a dark period in South Africa's history, Human Rights Day also celebrates the country's unique, highly acclaimed constitution which guarantees human dignity and equal rights.
The UN Human Rights Council needs to be aware of some profound contradictions in human rights law as it applies to corporations.
The first US Truth and Reconciliation Commission was set up in 1999. Here's why truth commissions matter today.
The United Nations has seldom been under more pressure to prove it's valuable. But it might have found a way.
Supreme Court upholds controversial immigration rules for families introduced in 2012. It means families will have to earn a minimum income to bring over spouses from abroad.
New South Wales law provides no clear definition of the crimes that fall into the worst possible category. This leads to inconsistent and unfair sentencing.
A Kenyan court has ruled that the government's closure of Dadaab refugee camp is unconstitutional. This will affect the future of the refugees currently in the camp.
Most of Trump's positions go against the principles accepted by the United Nations. The new Secretary-General will have to try to find areas of mutual concern to work with the new US administration.
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 announcement that Australia will implement a United Nations optional protocol adds an important safeguard for the proper treatment of prisoners and other detainees.
The Australian government must distinguish between horrific crime and a barbaric sentence.
The world has waited hopefully for democracy to blossom in Myanmar. But the new regime looks much like the old one.