Haitian migrants wait in a line to receive food in Coahuila state, Mexico, in 2021.
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A fire killed 38 migrants in a Mexico detention facility in March 2023. A sociologist’s conversations with migrants show that they had a common response to this news – a deep sense of grief.
Demonstrators lift Israeli flags and LGBTQ pride flags during a protest against the proposed judicial overhaul in Tel Aviv in May 2023.
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LGBTQ rights are not the main issue bringing Israeli protesters to the streets, but they do symbolize the country’s stark divide.
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In over 30 countries LGBTIQ+ people would face imprisonment. Progress has been made but there is still a long way to go.
A man waits to enter a supervised consumption site at a health centre in Calgary, Alta., in August 2021.
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Instead of forcing people into substance use treatment, provinces should work with municipalities and health boards to expand life-saving safe use sites and tackle the housing crisis.
People march with a banner that reads in Spanish ‘Stop the adjustment, out with the IMF,’ in Buenos Aires, Argentina on May 9, 2023.
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The conditions placed on countries borrowing money from the International Monetary Fund have further disadvantaged these countries economically.
Setting up AI-free ‘sanctuaries’ could allow us to reap the technology’s benefits while offering vital safeguards to our cognitive capacities and privacy.
Those rights require legal protection.
Former South African constitutional court judge, Yvonne Mokgoro.
Justice Mokgoro’s advocacy for group solidarity and reconciliation is discernible in several of her judgments.
People gathered at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Tex. on March 21, 2023 to protest the university president’s decision to cancel a drag show on campus.
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Anti-LGBT sentiments are on the rise around the world, and Canada is not immune to the tide. Now is the time for us to speak out and denounce anti-LGBTQ actions and rhetoric.
A protestor looks on after being allegedly injured by anti-riot police during a demonstration against pension reform in Toulouse, southern France, on March 28, 2023.
The brutal methods employed by the French police to maintain order during protests contrast with those of its European neighbours.
A protest for Mahsa Amini, who died after being arrested by Iran’s morality police for allegedly not complying with dress code laws, in Tehran on Sept. 19, 2022.
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Religious freedom has grown more important in US foreign policy – but does that come at the expense of promoting other human rights?
If police are serious about respecting our fundamental rights and ensuring public safety, they should take action.
The Charter of Rights and Freedoms prohibits Canadian police from using excessive force and conducting unreasonable searches. But research has found many cases of police violating the Charter.
Moret was arrested after arriving at St Pancras International station.
Publisher Ernest Moret was detained under terrorism powers for taking part in protests against Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms.
International human rights mechanisms alone cannot offer reliable solutions to racism, including racism affecting racialized migrants. Protestors support migrant worker rights in front of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, in Toronto, in August 2020.
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Dignity is at the centre of many rights-based declarations, but to eradicate racist policy and practices, we must commit to noticing each other’s personhood in new ways.
Alberta Justice Minister Tyler Shandro speaks during a Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers’ meeting on bail reform in Ottawa in March 2023.
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Those determining bail must reflect on their own beliefs and show restraint as they determine risk to avoid relying on false racist narratives. So should those calling for bail reform.
An armed soldier at a polling station during the counting of votes in March 2018 in Freetown.
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Though public opinion surveys offer some hope, there are several concerns for democracy’s consolidation in West Africa.
Paul Rusesabagina receives the Medal of Freedom from US President George W Bush in 2005.
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Rusesabagina’s release portrays Rwanda’s president as a pragmatist – one willing to negotiate once a security threat is neutralised.
Israelis protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s judicial overhaul plan outside the parliament in Jerusalem, March 27, 2023.
Three scholars examine the implications of the crisis roiling Israel as hundreds of thousands of people protest across country.
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Thirty years ago the World Bank recognised that its position was untenable. It put in place mechanisms to make the bank more accountable to ordinary people.
Denial of observer status robs the three NGOs of a voice.
Discrimination against anyone based on their sexual orientation or gender identity is not an African value.