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Do we have a ‘right to be forgotten’ online?

Do we have a ‘right to be forgotten’ online?

The right to privacy on the internet is a common cause for concern, and the law simply can't keep up. But it's also just one small part of a far bigger picture.

Can Australian companies escape doing deals with dictators?

Can Australian companies escape doing deals with dictators?

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.

Six decades on we are still turning a blind eye to Tibet

Six decades on we are still turning a blind eye to Tibet

As the anniversary of the failed Tibetan uprising comes and goes once again, Australia's response to the continuing fallout is a deafening silence.

Australia has no place lecturing China on human rights

Australia has no place lecturing China on human rights

Crikey readers discuss the arrest of Yang Henjun and Labor's slow shift away from progressive politics.

It’s time for Australia to face reality on China

It’s time for Australia to face reality on China

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 propped up by corporate culture as much as dodgy supply chains

Modern slavery is propped up by corporate culture as much as dodgy supply chains

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.

The coup you might have missed

The coup you might have missed

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 legendary Pakistani lawyer Asma Jahangir is a blow to human rights everywhere

The death of legendary Pakistani lawyer Asma Jahangir is a blow to human rights everywhere

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.

What the American net neutrality decision means for Australia

What the American net neutrality decision means for Australia

Ajit Pai's destruction of net neutrality has ramifications beyond the American economy into the realm of human rights.

Bishop losing her way on Asian diplomacy as Xi cements power

Bishop losing her way on Asian diplomacy as Xi cements power

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.