To bring about genuine change, middle-power countries like Canada must adopt a leadership role in pursuing an ethical agenda to ensure the security and survival of humanity.
Is Canada ready to lead?
Australia has long been at the forefront of human rights internationally, while side-stepping questions about its own treatment of Indigenous peoples and refugees.
For the first time, the EU has withdrawn some trade preferences for a developing country on its Everything But Arms tariffs.
Governments must think very carefully before sacrificing the very human rights that give the state its identity and democracy.
The conflict between Iran and the US has gone on for decades. A scholar of social movements in Iran asks why the US has consistently failed to support that country's activist reform movements.
Refugee legislation introduced after the end of apartheid was lauded as being progressive. But implementation has fallen short of international standards.
The International Court of Justice ordered Myanmar to protect its Rohingya minority and preserve any evidence relevant to the genocide charges against it. But compliance is not guaranteed.
Research in Sicily finds that anti-immigration policies don't slow the flow of immigrants, but do hurt local residents in communities where migrants first arrive.
The precedent-setting ruling may cause jitters in dysfunctional municipalities around the country.
As new citizenship law will further discriminate against people on religious basis in India's north-eastern Assam, local activists are uniting across the region to help distressed residents.
Dozens of Muslim-majority countries are asking the UN's International Criminal Court to investigate and prosecute a 2017 massacre in Myanmar that killed an estimated 10,000 Rohingya Muslims.
At the heart of the debate is that most fundamental question: what does it mean to be human?
From mass climate change movements to cultural genocide of Uighurs in China, here are some of the headline human rights moments that captured Australia’s attention.
The country's national interest and human rights remain the two topics bedevilling South Africa's foreign policy.
Our 2018 research on the implementation of the new disability law shows that policymakers are still reluctant to implement the law.
What the UK's main political parties have pledged on foreign policy in their manifestos.
All 36 states in Nigeria must adopt the Child Rights Act to safeguard their children.
A series of brazen, highly visible attacks by Mexican drug cartels have killed at least 50 people in the past month, terrorizing citizens and making the government look weak on crime.
To address homophobia in Uganda, sexual rights must draw on the need for justice and social obligation.
Guaranteed internet access is now crucial for everyone to equally exercise their political rights.