Few places are considered off limits for Australian mining companies operating in Africa, including Eritrea, one of the most repressed and politically unstable places in the world.
As the anniversary of the failed Tibetan uprising comes and goes once again, Australia's response to the continuing fallout is a deafening silence.
The reasons for Yang Hengjun’s detention remain unclear. But human rights violations have escalated sharply under the increasingly repressive regime of Xi Jingping.
Modern slavery is two things: it is an act and it is an attitude. It is that second fact that will be hardest to deal with.
Sri Lankan MPs, journalists and NGOs have expressed deep concern for Sri Lanka under a return to rule by a former authoritarian leader.
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.
Ajit Pai's destruction of net neutrality has ramifications beyond the American economy into the realm of human rights.
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.