Ugandan soldiers shoot at demonstrators during riots in Kampala sparked by the arrest of opposition leader Kizza Besigye in 2011.
Marc Hofer/AFP via Getty Images
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.
Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images
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.
ohn Moore/Getty Images
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.
Ye Aung Thu/AFP via Getty Images
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.
Ugandan musician-turned-MP Robert ‘Bobi Wine’ Kyagulanyi has been a frequent target of the country’s cyber laws.
There is a strong framework of international laws and conventions that defend free speech, but Uganda continues to limit freedom of expression especially when the people criticise their president.
Australia has changed the way it decides whether children with Down syndrome, and other conditions, can migrate permanently to Australia. But the changes don’t go far enough.
How Australia treats migrants with health conditions and disabilities is discriminatory, obscure and unfair, as the UN will hear later this month.
Uyghur people protest outside the UN headquarters in Genevea in November 2018.
Salvatore Di Nolfi/EPA
A group of 37 countries, including North Korea, Russia and Saudia Arabia, signed a letter in support of China's human rights record.
Fatou Bensouda, ICC Prosecutor, and Robert H. Jackson, two key figures in international criminal justice, from Nuremberg to The Hague.
When faced with US rejection of international criminal justice, today's supporters of the ICC often invoke the country's Nuremberrg leadership. However, this notion is based on a distorted image of the 1945-46 trials.
View of the Palais de Chaillot, Paris, in September 1948, where the United Nations Assembly is held, at the end of which the Declaration will be signed (10 December 1948).
Before 1945 and the United Nations Charter, human rights simply did not exist in international law.
Filipinos hold a funeral march for Kian Loyd delos Santos, who was killed during a police anti-drug operation on August 16 2017.
The UN's new rights focus has the potential to overhaul the punitive nature of the war on drugs.
Tech firms should be forced to reassess how they impact society under existing EU law.
In the context of accelerating geopolitical, technological and environmental change, we need to radically reassess how we perceive airspace legally.
The Yard are hungry for data. We shouldn’t feed it.
Allowing the police unfettered use of vast databases of information will begin to tilt the balance of power towards totalitarianism.
Sophia, a robot granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia.
A legal loophole could grant computer systems many legal rights people have – threatening human rights and dignity and setting up some real legal and moral problems.
Alexa, what are my human rights?
Technology can transgress all kinds of legal frameworks.
Although human rights victories are beyond doubt cause for celebration, often we are blinded to the potential of alternative paths of action.
The U.S. military is already testing a Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System.
Lance Cpl. Julien Rodarte, U.S. Marine Corps
A standard element of international humanitarian law since 1899 should guide countries as they consider banning lethal autonomous weapons systems.