Aid has never been just about helping people. It's also about gaining influence and exercising soft power.
If left unchecked, invasions of privacy enabled by technology could put every human right at risk, and on a scale that would be truly terrifying.
Estimates of modern slavery vary widely, whether they try to pin down numbers in the U.S., across the globe or just in certain industries.
South Africa's electoral commission's failure to ensure a credible voters' roll threatens to undo its legacy of free and fair elections.
The issues that captured the world’s attention this year show the struggle to secure human rights is far from over.
In a divided, alienated, austerity, backward-looking Britain, the time has come to make good on social rights.
We need a more nuanced approach to the world's last isolated peoples.
President Trump says an alliance with Saudi Arabia is necessary, despite evidence the country's crown prince ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Failure by South Africa's municipalities to provide housing for the poor violates a Constitutional Court ruling.
The UN's special rapporteur on extreme poverty has given a damning indictment of how austerity has hit the UK. A former UN envoy explains why his calls to uphold social rights are so crucial.
While US companies have made significant strides in creating workplaces that are more inclusive of transexual individuals, discrimination and employment penalties remain.
Amal Fathy spoke out about sexual harassment – and is now languishing in jail. She is not alone.–
Initiatives to boost South Africa’s economy could reinforce structural weaknesses without addressing the high levels of inequality.
The UN's special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights will look at the effects of austerity on the UK's most vulnerable.
The question of land has been hotly contested in Namibia ever since independence.
The key challenge in mental health is finding the political will and the financial and community resources to do what has already been described in thousands of pages and hundreds of recommendations.
In the sense understood by François Jullien, the Chinese "thought language" allows us to change our view of Europe.
An interesting and notable point of detail about the “lifetime ban” legislation is that it would not apply to the refugee children.
Citizens around the world will determine whether human rights flourish or sink.
Critics say Trump's defense of Saudi Arabia in the Khashoggi affair betrays American values. But many presidents have cozied up to dictators, ignoring human rights abuses to serve US interests.