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The controversial bill hands greater powers to police over protest and assembly. An expert explains what this means for would-be protesters.
Pro-democracy protesters are arrested by police in Hong Kong on May 24, 2020.
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All of the 39 countries human rights experts tracked in 2020 experienced a decline in human rights. It’s not yet clear whether countries will quickly bounce back as the pandemic eases.
A 1971 High Court ruling on rugby league contracts set an important Australian precedent on human rights. Fifty years on, we need to decide if players deserve the right to a presumption of innocence.
At least 27 people have died trying to cross the Channel.
Talk of sending people back distracts from the UK’s clear responsibilities towards anyone who attempts the crossing.
The first COVID-19 vaccines in Austria were administered in December 2020.
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Pandemic politics have continually raised questions about emergency powers and freedom.
Victoria has mandated COVID vaccinations for an estimated 1.25 million workers. Employment law expert Giuseppe Carabetta explains the legalities.
Many countries, including the UK, are considering mandatory vaccination programmes. They may violate human rights law.
At the Amna Suraka museum in Iraq, exhibits show the torture that was carried out in the cells.
Interviews with former torturers in Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq reveal what it takes to be a torturer – which could help explain how to reduce the number of people who get tortured around the world.
Britain is ‘opening up’ after months of COVID-19 restrictions. But it could also be opening itself up to court action for breaching international human rights laws.
The Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal decision ends years of confusion over the status of prisoners on death row.
The Malawi court’s decision provides a roadmap for future challenges to the death penalty in other southern African countries.
Everyone from human rights experts to famous cricketers are expressing their disgust at the federal government’s India travel ban. Its legality depends on what laws you are looking at.
With the COVID-19 vaccine soon to be rolled out in Australia, there are situations where proof of vaccination may be required.
Hate speech is not the root cause of Ethiopia’s recurring conflict problem.
In a country where judicial review is not constitutionally guaranteed, hate speech legislation could shackle freedom of expression and limit citizens’ rights to express themselves.
Ugandan soldiers shoot at demonstrators during riots in Kampala sparked by the arrest of opposition leader Kizza Besigye in 2011.
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Uganda must overhaul its national legal framework on the use of force and firearms during law enforcement.
Despite the government agreeing in principle to the royal commission’s recommendations, nothing is set in stone — including findings of fact.
In spite of its resources, poverty is rampant in Nigeria.
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Given its natural resources and people, Nigeria should be a prosperous nation, but after 60 years of self governance, the country now ranks as the world poverty capital.
Those lefty do-good lawyers Johnson and Patel are so concerned about are a vital part of parliamentary democracy based on the rule of law. This is precisely why they continue to denigrate them.
Two detainees at Guantanamo are among those who told ICC investigators they were tortured at CIA ‘black sites’ in Afghanistan in 2003 and 2004.
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The court prosecutes genocide, torture and grave wartime abuses worldwide. Trump’s executive order imposes on its lawyers and judges the kind of sanctions usually used on foreign terrorists.
A legal expert assesses whether failing to provide adequate PPE is a breach of human rights during this pandemic.
The Myanmar military’s years-long campaign against the Rohingya Muslims left hundreds of villages a smoldering pile of debris. Warpait village, Rakhine State, Oct.14, 2016.
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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.