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.
Governments must take urgent action to prevent noncommunicable diseases from becoming an uncontrollable epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Sugar-sweetened beverage taxation offers a potential solution.
From his positions at the United Nations, Professor Heyns made a huge impact on the protection of the right to life and the right of peaceful assembly.
South Africans deserve a fuller picture of the extent of police brutality, and the level of accountability, especially when people die at the hands of police.
Hassan, like Magufuli before her, has taken office without her own political base and will also have to contend with revived factional manoeuvring.
Arbitrary detention and torture are both prohibited under local and international laws.
The low levels of familiarity with key historical events indicate that there are serious shortcomings in the development of national collective memory in South Africa.
Protest has not been explicitly outlawed during the pandemic. So let's not pretend Clapham protesters should have expected the police response.
Hundreds of Salvadoran women have been prosecuted for homicide for having abortions, miscarriages or stillbirths since 1997. Now an international court must decide: Is that legal?
Instead of being a democratic right and legitimate form of expression, protests have increasingly been framed as threats to national security.
The alleged Islamic State 'terrorist' was deprived of her citizenship under a now-abandoned automatic process, without any Australian official evaluating her case.
Biya’s long rule has robbed Cameroon of its credibility as a stable and peaceful country.
The COVID-19 pandemic has vividly illustrated how little we know about how prisoners are treated behind bars around the world. The Prison Transparency Project aims to change that.