Most adults were prepared to sacrifice their rights to ensure the safety and health of all during the pandemic, averaging 74%.
The International Olympic Committee’s position is clear. Human rights be damned. Refugees be damned. The Games must go on. The rest is window dressing.
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Four months after the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan, a clearer picture of their rule is emerging. Despite public assurances, the Taliban continue to violate human rights.
The Olympics, and all “mega sports,” are inevitably embedded in the political contexts of their times. To dismiss or bypass the political issues that arise seems naïve at best.
The manner in which people access water differs according to income. People in high- and middle- income areas tend to have piped connections in their homes.
Journalists and media workers around the world are increasingly being targeted, especially in countries where authoritarian regimes hold power.
The proposals for a new bill of rights are now out for consultation.
The Australian government signed up an additional three years to implement the UN Protocol to the Convention against Torture. There has been limited progress, particularly for First Nations people.
The Gambia has a unique system of voting that does not involve the use of paper ballots in casting votes – instead it uses marbles.
The increasing use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in public decision making is raising critical issues around fairness and human rights.
The verdict opens the way for further genocide prosecutions.
The 2021 presidential election in The Gambia is expected to be peaceful and losing candidates are likely to accept the outcome.
Eight academics from across the world interviewed around 150 women about their stories of migration – revealing the threat many experience at every stage of their journey.
The Coalition has provided details of the third draft of its controversial bill.
A progressive government can and should take a principled approach to foreign policy. That means Canada’s Liberals must stop pitting good jobs at home against human rights abroad.
It has long been clear that some countries have drug policies that cause harm and violate human rights.
The focus on building democracy should be on more intermediary outcomes, which can serve as building blocks for longer term democratic renewal.
Court challenges over vaccine mandate exemptions have so far failed. But with fundamental human rights at the centre of the government’s emergency powers, is it time for purpose-built new law?
As the West contemplates how to engage with the increasingly brutal Taliban government in Afghanistan, the country’s people will suffer enormously.