Human Rights

UK to seek asylum ban on refugees crossing the English Channel

British Home Secretary Suella Braverman has set out plans for new powers which would ban…

US envoy ‘will not be admitted’ to Nicaragua, vice president says

Nicaraguan Vice President Rosario Murillo says decision due to new US ambassador’s ‘interfering’ attitude. Nicaragua…

Palestinians mourn boy, 7, who died from ‘fear’ of Israeli forces

A throng of men clutching the body of a seven-year-old Palestinian boy marched through a…

Zimbabwe court fines novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga over protest

Dangaremba, who was nominated for the Booker Prize in 2020, is a prominent critic of…

International warnings grow over threat to democracy in Brazil

International warnings about efforts to “subvert democracy” in Brazil are growing, just days before voters…

Canada sees new high in asylum seeker crossings from US

Asylum seekers are forced to cross border at informal points of entry due to contentious…

Photos: Poverty pushes Afghan children to work at brick kilns

Nabila works 10 hours or more a day, doing the heavy, dirty labour of packing…

Cardinal Zen, activists face Hong Kong court over legal aid fund

90-year-old former bishop of Hong Kong charged with improperly registering a support fund for those…

UN told Myanmar has gone from ‘bad to worse to horrific’

Special Rapporteur Tom Andrews says the people of Myanmar are increasingly frustrated with an international…

New York City opening emergency centres for asylum seekers

Mayor says new centres will provide shelter, food and healthcare to hundreds of people bused…