At least in the short term, it looks unlikely that Jammeh will face either his victims or consequences for human rights abuses
Natural resources are an important factor in explaining why some rebel groups forcibly recruit children into their ranks.
The volatile conditions in the Central African Republic make the administration of justice difficult.
Political ethics and sports don't match well. The recent deal between Rwanda and Arsenal is potentially a case in point.
Italy's first black senator, and the party he represents, won't be advancing the fight against xenophobia.
Besides a reminder of a dark period in South Africa's history, Human Rights Day also celebrates the country's unique, highly acclaimed constitution which guarantees human dignity and equal rights.
State killings are the latest demonstration of the country's regression.
The prospects for reconciliation are bleak. Formal gestures by the government to nudge the opposition parties to join an intra-Burundi dialogue have consistently failed.
In 1981, many criticized Ronald Reagan's nominee to head human rights initiatives in the State Department. Here is how activists mobilized to ensure the nomination was rejected.
The Philippines is seeing a surge of extrajudicial killings of suspected criminals and drug users since Rodrigo Duterte assumed office last month.
Machines that can target and kill people without human intervention or accountability pose a moral threat to the world.
The European obsession with labeling people either economic migrants or refugees hampers understanding of the problems they face. Adding the role remittances play to the debate would help.