Andrei Sakharov was one of the most brilliant scientists of the nuclear age. But he is best remembered today as one of the most fearless defenders of human rights around the world.
With both sides claiming unfair discrimination, the science disputed and law contradictory, where do transgender athletes turn?
Children have extra rights due to their vulnerability — these are highly relevant to the situation of those stranded in India.
Australians will be able to show specific online proof if they have had two doses of a COVID jab.
The Danish government has been clear that it prioritises politics over the law when it comes to its citizens who left to join the caliphate.
Policies are needed to prevent child marriage and protect women who marry as children from abusive relationships.
More than most other countries, the non-profit sector in Canada relies on government funding. Yet there is a shocking lack of transparency.
Human rights groups are calling on Australia to ban arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, following the lead of the Biden administration.
Robertson's book is a call to action for 'Magnitsky laws' to be introduced in Australia, which impose sanctions and travel bans on individuals for human rights abuses.
Biak inhabitants fear a new space project of Elon Musk, if it goes ahead, will damage their environment, cultures and livelihoods, and potentially displace local communities.
Lost revenue is money that could be spent on lifting people out of poverty.
UN and NGO reports of 'pushbacks' at borders suggest 2,000 deaths linked to actions supported by EU border agency Frontex, yet EU plans to greatly expand its powers.
Honduras is the most dangerous country in the world for environmental activists. Those who have opposed mining, hydroelectric, logging and tourism have faced violence and death.
Based on the Cote d'Ivoire experience, the United Nations must reconsider its emphasis on coordinating reintegration and transitional justice irrespective of the post-war context.
Everyone from human rights experts to famous cricketers are expressing their disgust at the federal government's India travel ban. Its legality depends on what laws you are looking at.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has declared the government's travel ban on Australians returning from India, including criminal sanctions, “raises serious human rights concerns”.
If China's economy recovers from the pandemic, its authoritarian political system could become even more influential around the world.
Proposed new hate speech laws would tighten legal definitions but broaden their potential application.
There's not much the world can do to stop authoritarian rulers from persecuting their political opponents, as shown by the standoff over Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, who is ill and imprisoned.
Retailers are grappling with anti-maskers during the pandemic. That's because of the complicated relationship between businesses and customers when it comes to accommodating health conditions.