Human Rights

‘Leaders must charm and show empathy’
Keir Starmer on the campaign trail in Workington ahead of local elections
Instant Opinion

‘Leaders must charm and show empathy’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
29 Apr 2022
Will Russia be kicked off the UN Human Rights Council?
Volunteers put bodies into body bags in the city of Bucha
Today’s big question

Will Russia be kicked off the UN Human Rights Council?

US and Britain pushing for Moscow to be expelled after slaughter of Ukrainian civilians
6 Apr 2022
The plans to reform the Human Rights Act
Dominic Raab
Getting to grips with . . .

The plans to reform the Human Rights Act

New bill of rights set to replace existing human rights legislation
22 Mar 2022
‘Brittney Griner is suddenly ensnared in a geopolitical chess game’
Brittany Griner
Instant Opinion

‘Brittney Griner is suddenly ensnared in a geopolitical chess game’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
10 Mar 2022
How Covid-19 set back the battle against child labour
Child holds out blistered and red hands
In Depth

How Covid-19 set back the battle against child labour

The number of child labourers increased by millions in 2021 
11 Jan 2022
The new free speech law aiming to end ‘wokery’ and ‘cancel culture’
Dominic Raab
Why we’re talking about . . .

The new free speech law aiming to end ‘wokery’ and ‘cancel culture’

Critics of human rights legislation reform warn that ministers ‘risk aligning themselves with authoritarian regimes’
14 Dec 2021
The arguments for and against boycotting sporting events
Qatar World Cup
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against boycotting sporting events

Protesters say regimes are ‘sportswashing’ but others argue that shunning tournaments is ineffective
1 Dec 2021

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Ben Roberts-Smith: the soldier accused of killing ‘helpless Afghans’
Ben Roberts-Smith arrives in court in Sydney
Profile

Ben Roberts-Smith: the soldier accused of killing ‘helpless Afghans’

The former special forces corporal is suing newspapers for defamation in case that renews spotlight on alleged military abuses
5 Oct 2021
What women can and can’t do in Saudi Arabia
Saudi women
In Depth

What women can and can’t do in Saudi Arabia

Restrictive regulations remain despite social reforms giving women long fought for rights
25 Aug 2021
What is gender terrorism?
Noor Mukadam vigil
Getting to grips with . . .

What is gender terrorism?

Pakistani activists call for action on country’s high rate of gender-based violence
5 Aug 2021
Ryanair plane ‘hijack’: what next for Belarus?
Ryanair diverted plane
Today’s big question

Ryanair plane ‘hijack’: what next for Belarus?

Calls for sanctions after President Alexander Lukashenko diverts plane to arrest journalist
24 May 2021
Catfishing, malaria and timelessness
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Podcast

Catfishing, malaria and timelessness

Why are dating scams on the rise? Have scientists made a breakthrough in the battle against malaria? And can humans live without a sense of time?
30 Apr 2021
Human rights, Russian troops and rude town names
A protester is confronted by police
Podcast

Human rights, Russian troops and rude town names

Are human rights going backwards? Is Russia squaring up to Ukraine again? And why are we censoring maps?
16 Apr 2021
Electing rights abusers will ‘discredit’ UN, dissidents warn
Vladimir Putin addressing the UN General Assembly.
In Depth

Electing rights abusers will ‘discredit’ UN, dissidents warn

China, Russia and Saudi Arabia among nations set to win seats on the council
13 Oct 2020
Reaction: Britain to ditch Hong Kong extradition treaty
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In Depth

Reaction: Britain to ditch Hong Kong extradition treaty

Agreement shelved amid growing calls for tougher action over persecution of Uighur Muslims
20 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: is Generation Z ‘turning to the right’?
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: is Generation Z ‘turning to the right’?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 8 July
8 Jul 2020
UK targets ‘human rights violators’ with new sanctions
DominicRaab
In Brief

UK targets ‘human rights violators’ with new sanctions

Government taking action against individuals and organisations in Saudi Arabia, Russia, Myanmar and North Korea
7 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: Is Boris Johnson a ‘war leader’?
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Is Boris Johnson a ‘war leader’?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 23 August
23 Mar 2020
52 ideas that changed the world: 34. Human rights
Holocaust survivors
In Depth

52 ideas that changed the world: 34. Human rights

Emerging from the wreckage of the Second World War, human rights are increasingly under attack around the globe
7 Feb 2020
Why is Israel deporting a human rights campaigner?
Two major West Bank settlements could soon fall within Jerusalem's city limits
In Brief

Why is Israel deporting a human rights campaigner?

Omar Shaki loses his visa after authorities accuse him of promoting boycotts
26 Nov 2019
South Korea: conservative MPs push to reduce LGBT+ rights
LGBT, South Korea
In Brief

South Korea: conservative MPs push to reduce LGBT+ rights

Right-wing politician has proposed an amendment to the country’s laws
22 Nov 2019
52 ideas that changed the world - 14. The teenager
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In Depth

52 ideas that changed the world - 14. The teenager

The concept of teenagerhood is a relatively modern invention that quickly took centre stage in mainstream culture
13 Sep 2019
52 ideas that changed the world - 12. The Geneva Conventions
prisoners of war, WWII
In Depth

52 ideas that changed the world - 12. The Geneva Conventions

How the international community brought humanity to warfare
30 Aug 2019
Indefinite conscription: why so many people flee Eritrea
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In Depth

Indefinite conscription: why so many people flee Eritrea

Young migrants risk dangerous sea crossings to avoid abuse and forced labour
13 Aug 2019
Gunshot victim charged over death of unborn baby
Marshae Jones
In Depth

Gunshot victim charged over death of unborn baby

Marshae Jones, 27, to face manslaughter trial in Alabama after being shot
28 Jun 2019
Asia the ‘new hotbed of Christian persecution’
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In Brief

Asia the ‘new hotbed of Christian persecution’

Report finds threat levels rising in China and India amid government crackdown and rise of religious nationalism
17 Jan 2019
Why internet access is a human right
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In Brief

Why internet access is a human right

New data suggests digital revolution will remain out of reach for billions
19 Oct 2018
China launches ‘spin campaign’ over internment of Muslims
China police
In Depth

China launches ‘spin campaign’ over internment of Muslims

Beijing sending ‘positive messages’ to foreign media in bid to quell concerns over mass incarceration camps in Xinjiang
2 Oct 2018
Saudi Arabia blocks flights from Canada
Saudi Arabia has banned flights from Canada in escalating diplomatic row over human rights
In Brief

Saudi Arabia blocks flights from Canada

Flight ban is the latest escalation in a diplomatic dispute over jailed activists
7 Aug 2018
Which rights will Brits lose post-Brexit?
UK and EU flags
In Brief

Which rights will Brits lose post-Brexit?

Amnesty says UK citizens will be ‘stripped’ of protections
23 Feb 2018
China applauds ‘Auntie’ May for sidestepping human rights
Chinese leader Xi Jinping with Theresa May China
In Brief

China applauds ‘Auntie’ May for sidestepping human rights

PM won over Chinese media on first state visit - but at what price?
2 Feb 2018
Human rights laws: Do they protect us or undermine security?
Theresa May
In Depth

Human rights laws: Do they protect us or undermine security?

With Theresa May threatening to 'rip up' the act, The Week examines what the laws mean for the UK
7 Jun 2017
Raif Badawi: Saudi blogger's wife calls for his freedom
Ensaf Haider Raif Badawi
In Depth

Raif Badawi: Saudi blogger's wife calls for his freedom

Ensaf Haidar tells London audience her husband's 'mental health is worsening' after five years in jail
17 May 2017
What will Trump presidency mean for global human rights?
Donald Trump
In Depth

What will Trump presidency mean for global human rights?

One expert says human rights activists will be 'roadkill' in the path of the Trump juggernaut
15 Nov 2016
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