Abuses by police and the army point to the need for citizens to be involved in security and other crisis response measures
Ramaphosa's call for a new social compact will fall on deaf ears unless there are some fundamental changes to the way in which the pandemic is being managed.
Police trying to enforce COVID-19 lockdown regulations outside a shop in Yeoville, Johannesburg.
Unlike in wealthy nations, lockdowns are simply impossible in overcrowded conditions with no sanitation and high levels of poverty.
In this May 2013 photo, residents walk past a cordon of soldiers standing guard at a checkpoint in San Rafael Las Flores, Guatemala, near a mine owned by Tahoe Resources Inc.
(AP Photo/Luis Soto)
Despite a recent Tahoe Resources settlement and apology to Guatemalan protesters, Canadian companies can still get away with crimes committed abroad — even in the face of insurmountable evidence.
Ahmed Timol, pictured in the centre of the 2nd row, was a teacher when he was killed by South African police.
The Timol ruling will not only have implications for crimes under apartheid, but also put the focus on torture within the South African Police Service.
Egyptian President and newly-elected AU Chairperson Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Having Egypt at the helm of the African Union might not bode well for human rights on the continent.
Ensaf Haidar stands next to a poster of her husband, jailed blogger Raif Badawi, in Montreal in June 2015. The arrest of Badawi’s sister, Samar, is at the centre of a bitter spat between Canada and Saudi Arabia.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The ongoing diplomatic spat between Canada and Saudi Arabia will hurt Canada if the kingdom intensifies its aggressive retaliation measures.
Ephraim Escudero’s child holds a photo near by his memorial. The father of two was murdered in the brutal drug war of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.
From the war on drugs to a crackdown on human rights and environmental activists, life for Filipinos is increasingly nightmarish.
Nikki Haley, the United States’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations, has announced the US will withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council.
The UN human rights council can certainly be improved, but the worst way to do that is by walking away.
Facebook’s actions – or inactions – facilitated breaches of privacy and human rights associated with democratic governance.
Human rights abuses might be embedded in the business model that has evolved for social media companies in their second decade.
The coup in Zimbabwe means Mugabe’s long and disastrous presidency is finally over. The questions that remain are the precise details and mechanics of the deal which secures his departure.
PR for dummies and despots.
Oliver Reginald Tambo served as ANC president from 1967 to 1991.
Factions within South Africa’s ANC nostalgically point to the example of Oliver Reginald Tambo whose seen as an exemplar of integrity, personifying an ideal leader who served the party selflessly.
A preoccupied US combined with India, China and Russia protecting their own interests created the perfect conditions for Myanmar to settle its Rohingya issue