A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.
China’s government has rejected accusations of abuses in the Xinjiang region after a human rights group appealed for a U.N. investigation into possible crimes against humanity.
New US sanctions are aimed at state-owned enterprises that support the government of Belarus President Lukashenko.
A lawyer who has fought for democracy for nearly fifty years finds herself under investigation by the state.
Human rights campaigners say the proposed reform was not the right way to solve the problem of lengthy detentions.
Thai authorities should immediately release pro-democracy activists detained on charges of insulting the monarchy, Human Rights Watch said today. Prominent Thammasat University students Parit Chiwarak and Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul have been on hunger strike to protest their pre-trial detention, for 35 days and 21 days respectively.
Restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic have increased threats to press freedom in the region, raising questions over how to respond.
As she nears the end of her last term as Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel should revert to toughening the EU’s stance on human rights. Making them subservient to trade and economic ties discredits the EU.
South Africa frequently invokes its celebrated constitution that is based on human rights, but has often failed to live up to its ideals.
A groundbreaking environmental treaty going into effect on Earth Day may make it safer to be an environmental activist in Latin America.
Domestic animals will be considered ‘living beings’ under Spanish law instead of mere objects.
In a letter to the administration, advocacy organisations say Biden should not waive human rights conditions to release money to Egypt.