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Paper promises: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70
Why is it so easy for governments to ignore this much-feted document?
analyzes the British case.
Human rights after Trump
explains why Trump presents a challenge for those who work in human rights.
Banning Russia Today would solve nothing
This will give Putin another excuse for a media crackdown, argues
Latin American governments should serve the people
Human rights activist Adolfo Pérez Esquivel highlights the failure of democracy in Argentina, Brazil and across the region.
Indonesia cracks down on organized labour
Unions face backlash after years of minimum wage increases.
Brazil’s rich weaponize law to stop Lula campaign
‘Impossible’ for Lula to get fair trial, say lawyers.
A look at Bahrain today
Despite the atrocious human rights situation in the country, the West finds much to celebrate about Bahrain.
Darkness in Gaza
Respite for Gazans could not come too soon. Noreen Sadik reports on the ongoing power crisis.
The story of Kian
A 17-year-old is another victim of Duterte’ war on drugs, writes
Burma’s quiet genocide
Harsh repression of the Rohingya continues as Burma’s political reforms are celebrated, reports
Burundi: time is running out
Diplomacy has failed, and the international media has turned its back. But the crisis is continuing, writes
Under darkness, Gazans mark a new year
speaks to residents suffering Israel’s decade-long blockade.
Did the British Museum sell ‘Day of the Dead’ to BP?
New documents tell a damning story of an iconic museum, its oil sponsor and a rights-violating government.
Yezidi refugees: stranded sisterhood unites to draw strength through adversity
Thousands of Yezidi women and children remain hostages of Islamic State.
Philippines’ war on drugs is ‘steamrolling the rule of law’
Human rights organizations have called for global intervention into the crisis,
Iris C. Gonzales
'Our friends': Saudi Arabia and the West
takes a look at this ‘special relationship’.
Saudi Arabia – The Facts
The key facts you need to know about the country's people, environment, oil economy, human rights and more.
The face behind the PKK story
Every journalist who's visited the PKK's mountain stronghold in recent years knows Zagros Hiwa, reports
‘The tyrant can’t destroy the art’
International artists call for Putin to release Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov.
The right to dream
, a long-time contributor to New Internationalist, has died. We remember him through his writing.
'The British government is promoting its own interests in Burma’
Zoya Phan talks to
on the Burma-Britain relationship.
Inmates ‘treated like animals’ in Chilean prisons
sees the horror for himself – and meets those trying to change it.
A bitter harvest for Palestine’s olive growers
As the picking season draws to a close,
meets farmers affected by Israeli repression.
Factory farms are the new sweatshops
Not only bad for animals, they also exploit and endanger their workers, says
The forgotten 15 per cent – why has disability dropped off the world’s agenda?
looks for some answers.
Culture of impunity thrives in the Philippines
A year in to his presidency, Benigno Aquino III has failed to address human rights concerns, says
West Papua: the road to freedom
Tuesday 2 August marked the 48th anniversary of the West Papuan struggle for independence from Indonesia. Now is the time for their voices to be heard, says Nick Harvey.
Palestinian children routinely jailed for throwing stones
Israeli military authorities dish out prison terms to minors as young as 12, says B'Tselem report.
Africa: trapped in water privatization
Water privatization and exploitation in Africa in the name of 'development' has disastrous consequences for the continent's population, writes
I was a child soldier for Uganda's President
Thirty years since the recently re-elected Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni abducted him as a child soldier, Kassim Kiggundu tells his story of suffering, exploitation and betrayal.
There's no escaping racism in India
Prejudice against inter-state and foreign migrants is on the rise, writes
Mari Marcel Thekaekara
The Organ Donors' Bill of Rights
To combat the illegal trade in body parts, an Organ Donors' Bill of Rights is required, argues Nancy Scheper-Hughes.
How poor is too poor?
More than a billion people live on less than $1.25 a day.
Biology knows nothing of politics
Brian Eno and Stefan Simanowitz uncover the background to the month-long hunger strike of Nobel Peace Prize activist, Aminatou Haidar.
Running out of patience
Exactly 34 years after a ruling by the ICJ recognized the Saharawi’s right to self-determination, British MPs gathered to call for the release of seven human rights defenders in Morocco. Stefan Simanowitz was there.
Are Colombians really that happy?
Yes, according to the latest Happy Planet Index. Rachel Godfrey Wood considers the evidence.