Thirty years ago the World Bank recognised that its position was untenable. It put in place mechanisms to make the bank more accountable to ordinary people.
Discrimination against anyone based on their sexual orientation or gender identity is not an African value.
By reflecting on the violent origins of the Canadian sugar industry, we can bring wider attention to the exploitation underpinning the history of Canadian cuisine.
In Tunisia, scapegoating migrants diverts from the continuous failure of government to solve deep economic and social crisis.
Recognizing the challenges posed by climate-induced displacement is important. But officials must avoid rhetoric about displaced people that can fuel xenophobia.
Neil Agget’s passionate trade unionism proved fateful. It made him a target of a brutally repressive apartheid police state.
The UK parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights has suggested changes to the strikes bill but even those may not go far enough.
The earthquake that struck Turkey and neighboring Syria on Feb. 6, 2023, was a natural disaster, but its consequences have been shaped by the human tragedy of the Syrian civil war.
From family to grassroots activists, these are some of the women who shaped MLK’s vision and campaigns.
South Africa’s courts are likely to set a high bar in cases brought against the government’s most recent state of disaster declaration.
The absence of reliable quantitative data makes it difficult – if not impossible – to hold Home Affairs, the police and other state entities to account.
The explosive viral spread of the grainy but dramatic footage shows the limits of mainstream media ethics.
The war’s one-year anniversary is eerily close to that of an EU report on the prevention of mass atrocities. Ten years later, its authors reflect on what the bloc could have done differently.
There could be lots of reasons why people with disability decline or don’t want offers of help. Research at the Dignity Project at Griffith University shows there is no ‘one-size fits all’ approach.
A scholar who has studied imprisonment explains why the promise of sentence reductions in return for organ donation raises ethical issues about whether inmates can ever consent freely.
The kidnapping of Phil Mehrtens is a sign the West Papuan independence movement is again becoming desperate to attract international attention, following decades of violent human rights abuses.
Mexico’s crime epidemic continues to worsen, as poverty and inequality also grow in the country.
When universities are seen as favouring one position on the Palestine/Israel issue, their ability to uphold academic freedom as a fundamental tenet of democracy is jeopardized.
A decision to bulldoze the home belonging to the family of a man accused of killing seven people outside a synagogue in East Jerusalem has sparked questions over the legality of Israeli policy.
New data from 2000 through 2019 shows that Ukraine’s human rights record is better than Russia’s – but worse than that of its Western European neighbors.