Burqas and male chaperones for women were features of the Taliban’s extremist rule of Afghanistan in the 1990s. Those policies are now back in some districts controlled by these Islamic militants.
Tolerating political protest is an essential part of democratic life. But when the protests pose a genuine risk of harm to the community, that’s when they are no longer ethically justified.
Viktor Orban has once again flouted EU values with a new law on sharing material that ‘promotes homosexuality’.
After recent findings that Aboriginal women detainees are strip searched at higher rates than non-Indigenous women, it’s clear that Australia needs to address racial discrimination in justice systems.
Canada should be doing everything it can to ensure human rights are upheld in Colombia. Instead, its response to the ongoing violence has been tepid.
Canadians who wish to pay tribute to the children who died at Indian Residential Schools should demand the government stop fighting First Nations children in court.
There is more support for democracy among African people than is often recognised. Yet this can be undermined by election rigging and is lower in countries like Lesotho, Mozambique and South Africa.
From Germany to Georgetown, the Global North has a lot to learn about reckoning successfully with past human rights wrongs.
Two international law scholars explain the history of the ‘right to enter’ provision and how this applies to Australians stuck overseas.
Andrei Sakharov was one of the most brilliant scientists of the nuclear age. But he is best remembered today as one of the most fearless defenders of human rights around the world.
With both sides claiming unfair discrimination, the science disputed and law contradictory, where do transgender athletes turn?
Children have extra rights due to their vulnerability — these are highly relevant to the situation of those stranded in India.
Australians will be able to show specific online proof if they have had two doses of a COVID jab.
The Danish government has been clear that it prioritises politics over the law when it comes to its citizens who left to join the caliphate.
Policies are needed to prevent child marriage and protect women who marry as children from abusive relationships.
More than most other countries, the non-profit sector in Canada relies on government funding. Yet there is a shocking lack of transparency.
Human rights groups are calling on Australia to ban arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, following the lead of the Biden administration.
Robertson’s book is a call to action for ‘Magnitsky laws’ to be introduced in Australia, which impose sanctions and travel bans on individuals for human rights abuses.
Biak inhabitants fear a new space project of Elon Musk, if it goes ahead, will damage their environment, cultures and livelihoods, and potentially displace local communities.
Lost revenue is money that could be spent on lifting people out of poverty.