From the war in Ukraine and China’s role in the Pacific, to multi-billion-dollar military decisions, New Zealand will face huge challenges during the next term of government.
The continuing unrest in Iran — and the brave women who have led the charge for decades — isn’t just about freeing women, it’s about restoring human rights for all Iranians.
Doctors, teachers and dentists are to be forced to report undocumented migrants to the authorities but they are refusing to comply.
The international community has also failed to protect civilians in Syria, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen, Myanmar and Ethiopia, a genocide expert writes.
China is seeking not merely to resist but to dismantle a foundational idea of the post-Cold War international order – the universality of human rights.
The spectacle of two UN Security Council members — China and Russia — allegedly perpetrating mass atrocity crimes is deeply troubling. Here’s how the international community must step up.
In six months, the state’s parliament has voted to override its own Human Rights Act, not once but twice.
The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has released a statement on the responsibilities of governments to reduce harm from climate change. Here’s what’s in it for Australia.
The challenge is to ensure that the bank is making decisions on a principled and predictable basis.
The case hinged on Montana’s ‘green amendment,’ which guarantees a constitutional right to ‘a clean and healthful environment.’ Other states have similar amendments, and more are considering them.
The UK government is briefing that a remote patch of land in the South Atlantic could become a processing hub for people crossing the Channel in small boats.
The Indian central government has done little thus far to quell the ongoing ethnic violence in the state of Manipur.
The Taliban’s two years ruling Afghanistan have taught us ordinary human rights initiatives are insufficient to address gender apartheid. We need resolute collective international action.
There are different tactics that governments can use to block the internet, some more sophisticated than others.
A new EU law would require thousands of multinational companies, including many based in the US, to look for signs of human rights abuses in their supply chains.
Practices used in detention in Australia such as spithoods and solitary confinement could amount to torture, according to international law.
Capturing biometric data helps UN agencies and other groups avoid the risk of fraud and increase efficiency. But the practice is complicated and has created security risks for vulnerable groups.
Ghana is a signatory to several international conventions that oblige it to guarantee the right to life.
When it comes to chemical weapons, American condemnation, even if hypocritical, is still valuable.
The judgment is a watershed moment for the relationship between sport and human rights.