To fully implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Canada must engage in genuine and inclusive law reform.
An energy crisis means the world is less likely to call out Saudi Arabia’s human rights abuses, an expert argues.
Kenya has not carried out the death penalty since 1987, but executions could resume while the law remains on the books.
The Chinese government’s action in Xinjiang may constitute crimes against humanity, says a long awaited report from UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
South Africa’s foreign policy is supposed to be guided by the principle of ubuntu (humanness), so a visit to an aggressor is hard to explain.
Armed conflicts today involve slavery in many different forms, from forced marriage to child soldiers.
It’s unclear what practical purpose the drafters of South Africa’s foreign policy document envisaged it serving, and who its intended audience is.
Academic freedom has a positive effect on democracy, as measured by the quality of elections and executive accountability.
The lack of sexuality education, and common myths and misconceptions about the sexuality of people with intellectual disability can lead to caregivers being reluctant ‘jailers’.
Removing a pre-existing right like cancelling the school nutrition programme is a retrogressive measure, and should only be done under very specific circumstances.
Afghan women activists, leaders and former politicians who are now in exile are telling of the continued struggle for women’s rights in Afghanistan and women’s diverse strategies of resistance.
Over the last century, progress for trans people has been met with political and cultural backlash at every step.
It’s more than moral posturing. Resolutions like this have a history of laying the foundation for effective treaties and national laws.
While Chinese American voters are not a homogeneous group, many people who have ancestral ties to the region are unlikely to question their support for Nancy Pelosi just because of her Taiwan trip.
A UK plan to move asylum seekers on its shores to Rwanda has been met with stiff opposition from human rights organizations. But the UK persists, and Rwanda is all too willing.
This week’s executions have reminded the world about what’s happening under the generals. It’s time for Australian policy to change
Australia’s offshore detention policies have helped to produce indifference to the suffering of refugees. Pushing refugees out of sight, and out of mind, has now placed them beyond moral concern.
Survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in Ukraine deserve some measure of justice through co-ordinated, carefully planned action.
There is no such thing as ‘private’ religion. Beliefs have public implications. Yet, they cannot go unchecked when they cause harm.
Ethiopia’s largest region is pushing for self-determination – it hasn’t gone down well with Abiy Ahmed’s vision of a centralised state.