A young protester in India makes a statement about dangerous levels of air pollution.
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It’s more than moral posturing. Resolutions like this have a history of laying the foundation for effective treaties and national laws.
A protester calls for the release of journalist, who covered the initial outbreak of COVID in Wuhan in 2019 and 2020 and was sentenced to four years in prison.
Journalists and media workers around the world are increasingly being targeted, especially in countries where authoritarian regimes hold power.
Court challenges over vaccine mandate exemptions have so far failed. But with fundamental human rights at the centre of the government’s emergency powers, is it time for purpose-built new law?
With proof of vaccination likely to become mandatory for travel – and possibly other activities – a careful balancing of individual and collective rights will be essential.
Many laws passed in recent times are not aimed at correcting false information, but punishing its publication.
The majority of those punished under the laws to combat false information are opposition politicians or journalists.
The right to return is real but not absolute, and must be balanced with the rights of those already in New Zealand.
A Sudanese protester waves the Sudanese and Algerian flags. Peaceful protestors in both countries eventually toppled their long term presidents.
In spite of noble promises in their constitutions, many countries have a very restrictive approach to demonstrations.
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Scotland is in the late stages of deciding whether to become the first country in UK to outlaw all corporal punishment against children.
Eleanor Roosevelt, Chairman of Human Rights Commission, and Charles Malik, Chairman of the General Assembly’s Third Committee (second from right), during a press conference after the completion of the Declaration of Human Rights in December 1948.
Dec. 10, 2018 is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaimed in 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly.
International outrage led to Aung San Suu Kyi falling from grace after Myanmar unleashed violence against the Rohingya.
Human Rights Day might not be a reason for celebrations. But it’s a useful reminder of what’s been achieved over 70 years.
Moot courts give pupils the chance to argue different scenarios.
School moots are becoming an increasingly popular way to teach young people about the value of human rights.
Despite the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it remains difficult to monitor governments’ performance because there are no comprehensive human rights measures.
Despite the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it remains difficult to measure governments’ performance. A new data tool gives countries a scorecard on how well, or badly, they are doing.
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Healthcare professionals should have their freedom of conscience protected by law.
Effective leadership requires leading by example, but Australia’s human rights record has drawn increasing criticism at home and abroad.
On Human Rights Day, and with Australia set to take up a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, here’s a must-do list for this country to become a credible advocate for human rights.
President Donald Trump with other officials during Arab-Islamic-American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
For Trump, putting America first means that being a global leader on human rights may take a back seat.
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In December 1966, international law created several degrees of separation between different sets of human rights. Today, we must fix this.
Relatives of 43 missing students march before receiving a report into the disappearances.
Mexico has signed every international human rights treaty, but abuses are still rife.
Most South Africans are dependent on unaffordable mobile data to access the Internet.
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It is time to demand the ‘positive right’ of affordable access if we want internet freedom for all.
North Korea is in a human rights spat with the US.
North Korea is outraged over an upcoming conference in Washington DC about its human rights abuses, to which it has not been invited. Pyongyang strongly denies that it has been alienating the human rights…