New Internationalist

Human Rights

Page 1 of 10

Sign language is our rightful mother tongue

Jill Jones explains why signing is particularly vulnerable to dying out – and why this basic human right must be protected.

Filed in: Disability Human Rights Language Language Minorities

‘Either I go home – or I go in a plastic bag’

Repressive tactics by the Israeli Prison Service are increasing as Palestinian political prisoners mark day 45 of their hunger strike.

Filed in: Human Rights Israel Palestine Prisons

Sudan’s commitment to freedom is a joke

Human rights abuses, such as the case of Meriam Ibrahim, keep piling up, says Nahla Mahmoud.

Filed in: Human Rights Law Religion Sudan

Life after the Lord’s Resistance Army

Survivors of the Ugandan rebel group’s reign of terror are speaking out so that their experiences will not be forgotten.

Filed in: Conflict Human Rights Uganda Violence

Brahim Dahane: ‘It is better to die than to live afraid’

Lydia James talks to the Saharawi human rights defender about uprisings, refugees and the UN mandate.

Filed in: Human Rights Morocco Western Sahara

A deadly week for Palestinians

Noreen Sadik reports on the growing use of force by the Israeli military against people living under occupation. 

Filed in: Human Rights Israel Palestine

Will the death of Reza Berati mark a turning point for Australia?

In the wake of the killing of an Iranian detainee, Luke Bacon explores an upsurge of opposition to the abusive detention of asylum seekers.

Filed in: Australia Human Rights Migration

Prison reform promised in Togo

Gabriella Jóźwiak witnesses the Week of the Detainee ‘celebrations’, and considers the likelihood of political promises being kept.

Filed in: Human Rights Politics Prisons Togo

Why are women still carrying the burden of rape?

At least the arrival of another victim-blaming product re-opens the debate, says Lydia James.

Filed in: Human Rights Women

14 February: a day to celebrate!

No, not Valentine’s; Mari Marcel Thekaekara is much more interested in the One Billion Rising for women’s rights.

Filed in: Activism Human Rights Women

SodaStream, Scarlett and the bridge of peace that isn’t

Noreen Sadik is unimpressed by the whole sorry debacle and reveals some hard-to-hear truths.

Filed in: Human Rights Israel Palestine Work

Didn't find it?