February 13, 2018 1
The death of Jahangir, who was a champion of women and human rights, drew calls to continue her work from across Pakistani's ideological spectrum.
December 15, 2017 8
Ajit Pai's destruction of net neutrality has ramifications beyond the American economy into the realm of human rights.
November 1, 2017 5
While Chinese Premier Xi Jinping consolidated his power at China's 19th National Congress, Australia's leaders continue to show their diplomatic and moral weakness.
September 28, 2017 2
There is widespread international sympathy for resolving the issue of West Papua, but the hurdles are immense.
May 12, 2017 1
Forest destruction and land loss have resulted in a “far-reaching human rights disaster” for Borneo’s indigenous peoples, writes freelance journalist Jenny Denton.
May 8, 2017 12
School chaplains argue they need millions of dollars in taxpayer funding to push their religion in government schools.
April 27, 2017 8
Former immigration minister Philip Ruddock has cost taxpayers over $200,000 in his first year as special envoy on human rights, new figures reveal.
March 15, 2016 4
Yes, China is important to Australia's economy. But that does not mean it should get a free pass.
February 9, 2016 15
Philip Ruddock's time in public life has been devoted to undermining human rights. His appointment as an envoy on the issue is ludicrous.
February 5, 2016 17
A UN panel finding that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained shines a light on the deliberate strategy of the UK and Swedish governments to leave him in legal limbo.
January 27, 2016 27
The Alliance Defending Freedom argues that homosexuality should be illegal. And guess who their new bestie is?
December 22, 2015 1
China gets a free pass, while less lucrative countries feel the full brunt of Australia's righteousness.
November 9, 2015 4
Breaking (three-year-old) news! ... assistant minister needs to mind his manners ...
September 24, 2015 7
Saudi Arabia is about to behead and crucify a youth for protests against the country's fundamentalist regime. And the US has "welcomed" its appointment to lead a human rights panel.
May 22, 2015 1
Human Rights Watch emergencies director Peter Bouckaert knows his way around a war zone -- and a minister's office, writes The Mandarin journalist David Donaldson.
February 13, 2015 4
As Myanmar's ruling government is pushing for regressive legislation amounting to religious apartheid, Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi makes a bold play for democracy.
January 16, 2015 34
Is The Australian out to get the Human Rights Commission's president because she's about to embarrass the government? The Oz 's editor doesn't think so, report Mahalia Dobson and Myriam Robin.
November 10, 2014 5
Virulent protesters outside abortion clinics around Australia are only part of the violation of women's rights perpetuated by anti-abortion laws, writes Caroline de Costa, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at James Cook University.
November 5, 2014 3
Instead of quietly bowing to pressure from the Chinese Communist Party to help net fugitive Chinese officials, the Abbott government should be leveraging the opportunity to agitate for the release of Australians questionably imprisoned in China.
August 19, 2014 2
A year ago, hundreds of Egyptians were massacred by the police and army. Fast forward 12 months and it’s clear that was only the beginning for human rights abuses, writes Rachel Williamson, freelance journalist in Cairo.