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In spite of increased economic, political and social interactions, Nigeria-China relations are dented by old and new racism.
Her sensitive new album is rooted at home in South Africa while at the same time journeying to Mali, where it was recorded and co-produced with Salif Keita.
EU-China dialogues: not as tense as you might think.
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Far from doing their job to promote EU values, research shows EU officials are complacent in their dealings with China.
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Queensland's new human rights act has opened the door for a flood of climate change litigation.
A young child stands outside the entrance to a playground in Montréal on May 3, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world.
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The coronavirus feeds off of social and environmental injustice, exacerbating the wounds, scars and illnesses that existed prior to the pandemic. That's why returning to 'normal' is not an option.
By using technology to curb the spread of COVID-19, governments undertake the risky venture of undermining human rights.
As governments consider the use of surveillance technologies to trace and contain the spread of COVID-19, it is important to consider human rights in the implementation.
Pupils take exams in a Kenyan school.
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Study presents a model that can be scaled to improve learning outcomes and transition rates for young people living in urban informal settlements.
While Pacific communities need robust public health reporting, local media face harassment and arrest while covering the crisis.
How can we balance human rights implications of a return to classroom learning, when rights may come into tension with each other?
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South Africa is taking seriously concerns about the risks that monitoring can pose for human rights. But there are still loopholes.
French police on lockdown patrol in Paris.
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As governments impose measures in the name of protecting their populations, these are at risk of becoming the norm.
One of the first babies born on 1 January 2020 in Lagos, Nigeria.
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Unfortunately, disrespectful and neglectful treatment of women during childbirth, including verbal, physical and emotional abuse is not uncommon.
A legal expert assesses whether failing to provide adequate PPE is a breach of human rights during this pandemic.
Natosha, a houseless resident in Los Angeles’ Skid Row points to a DIY handwashing station.
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A community effort is creating do-it-yourself hand-washing stations for the homeless population in Los Angeles.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, online platforms might seem to be safer places to work and socialise, but online abuse is expected to rise – and women are at a higher risk.
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Instead of seeking to protect our health and stop the coronavirus epidemic by instituting totalitarian surveillance regimes, we should rather focus on empowering citizens.
Hungarian police officers check cars at the closed Austria-Hungary border, March 18, 2020.
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National emergencies allow for the purest expressions of sovereign power, testing the government’s commitment to human rights. Some leaders are failing the coronavirus test, experts say.
South African Law Enforcement officers check movement papers during the country’s 21-day national total lockdown.
In any national health disaster calling individuals to voluntarily restrict their movements and interactions, the conflict between public interest and personal autonomy is bound to become messy.
Internet cafe owner Kaleb Alemayehu checks a computer in Adama City, Ethiopia. Internet shutdowns are common.
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An absence of laws governing the digital space has allowed the government to tinker with internet accessibility as it sees fit.
In Italy, police are deploying drones to ensure citizens comply with self-isolation rules.
History is full of examples of despots making use of emergency powers to manipulate citizens, which is why states must act responsibly in times of crisis.