Canada’s proposed internet regulation measures focus almost exclusively on speech.
Canada needs to overhaul its approach to addressing online harms if it wants to remain a human rights leader and champion of internet freedom.
In countries where the right to a healthy environment is part of domestic law, court decisions are already resulting in stronger climate action.
An Afghan musician poses for a portrait with his dilruba in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sept. 18, 2021. About a month after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, the music is starting to go quiet.
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The international community, particularly the music and music research communities, must stand with the Afghan musicians when it comes to protecting their cultural rights and human rights.
When the reporter becomes the story.
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The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to two courageous journalists who have faced repression and death by doing their work.
Freedom of speech is a human right. But it comes with limitations, such as using the right to incite violence. Conversations around these concepts are a part of democratic education.
A human rights-based approach is essential in regulating artificial intelligence technologies.
Applications of artificial intelligence have been shown to include discriminatory practices. This creates a need for meaningful rights-based regulations to ensure that AI will not exacerbate inequalities.
Afghan women march to demand their rights under Taliban rule during a demonstration near the former Women’s Affairs Ministry building in Kabul.
How can we reconcile competing claims that colonialism of any kind is detrimental with the view that Afghanistan has been failed by the West?
Alexander Litvinenko in University College Hospital after being poisoned with a radioactive substance.
The European court of human rights has found the Russian state responsible for Litvinenko’s death by poisoning.
The Chairperson of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, speaks during a briefing in Addis Ababa.
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Just as Algeria and South Africa could not stop Morocco’s entry into the AU, neither can they stop Israeli accreditation.
Residents of Masiphumelele informal settlement in Cape Town gather to collect food parcels provided by One South Africa Movement representative.
It is becoming increasingly clear that South Africa’s policymakers can no longer ignore the country’s obligations in terms of international, regional and national human rights law.
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Ethics should be the first consideration on vaccine policy – ahead of purely medical advice and politics. But the considerations are many and they are complex.
Many countries, including the UK, are considering mandatory vaccination programmes. They may violate human rights law.
A human rights-based approach to food production will have environmental, social and economic benefits.
The hidden costs of industrial food production include immense health and environmental impacts. These include millions of deaths, climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss.
A boy leaves mobile and portable public toilet at Ketu in Lagos.
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The government must shore up efforts to finance water and sanitation in Nigeria.
An open process for appointing commissioners is necessary to preserve the Human Rights Commission’s independence and legitimacy.
At the Amna Suraka museum in Iraq, exhibits show the torture that was carried out in the cells.
Interviews with former torturers in Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq reveal what it takes to be a torturer – which could help explain how to reduce the number of people who get tortured around the world.
Afghan refugees preparing to board a South Korean flight in Kabul.
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Everyone has the right to have a country to seek asylum, but it will need international cooperation to get the Taliban to honour this right.
The court has lived up to its promise in most cases, issuing some progressive and ground-breaking decisions and remedies.
Leetona Dungay, the mother of the late David Dungay Jr, announces she will go to the United Nations to hold the federal and NSW Government to account for their failure to protect the right to life of David Dungay Jr. and for their failure to take action to stop First Nations deaths in custody.
Incarceration Nation has the potential to shake the very core of your understanding of what it means to be Blak on this continent.
Thousands of Afghans rushed to Kabul’s airport trying to flee the country as the Taliban seized power.
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A political philosopher argues why the current situation in Afghanistan should weigh heavily on the American conscience.