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human rights

Human rights are "basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled." All humans are endowed with certain entitlements merely by reason of being humans.  The modern conception of human rights developed in the aftermath of the Second World War, in part as a response to the Holocaust, culminating in the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. Read More

Articles About human rights

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Kiwi Mother Takes School to Task for Forced Religious Education on Her Son

By IBTimes AU

A mother in New Zealand has approached the Human Rights Commission in the country with a complaint, charging her son’s school of discriminating her child for skipping religious instruction in the school. (12:22 pm)

Prince William and his wife Catherine
Cameron Announces ‘Britain First’ in UK Immigration Policy Overhaul

By IBTimes AU

British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced ‘Britain First’ immigration policy and cut many perks for foreigners in the new immigration rules. Cameron announced his plans in an article contributed to The Telegraph. (10:11 am)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, ADVERTISING

An imprint of where a body used to lie on the ground is seen at a crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev
UN Vows to Bring MH17 Crash Perpetrators to Justice; Downing of Plane a 'War Crime'

By IBTimes AU

The fatal downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine has been called a possible "war crime." According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, the act of shooting down a passenger aircraft is a "v... (Jul 29)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, INTERNATIONAL LAW, AUSTRALIA

An imprint of where a body used to lie on the ground is seen at a crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev
UN Vows to Bring MH17 Crash Perpetrators to Justice; Downing of Plane a 'War Crime'

By IBTimes AU

The fatal downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine has been called a possible "war crime." According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, the act of shooting down a passenger aircraft is a "v... (Jul 29)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, INTERNATIONAL LAW, AUSTRALIA

Internally displaced Pakistani men wait in line for rations at a food distribution center in Bannu in Northwest Pakistan July 25, 2014.  REUTERS/Caren Firouz  (PAKISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
Pakistani Mob Burns 3 Over Blasphemous Post on Facebook (VIDEO)

By IBTimes AU

A woman and her two granddaughters belonging to the Ahmadi Muslim minority neighbourhood in Pakistan have died from suffocation after their house was burned down, following an alleged blasphemous post on Facebook of a fellow sect member. (Jul 29)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, PAKISTAN

Pregnant woman sits on the floor at a hospital in Minakaman
Mums-To-Be Face Discrimination at Workplace

By IBTimes AU

The federal government has said that for workplace discrimination against pregnant women to be stopped, more work needs to be done and it won't be fair to alter work laws to solve the problem. (Jul 28)

MORE TOPICS: ABORTION

Abortion Over Pregnancy to Keep Job – Pregnancy Discrimination Still Rampant in Australia

By IBTimes AU

Australian women are still experiencing pregnancy discrimination, Australian Human Rights Commission found (Jul 26)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, ABORTION

Palestinian woman sits in a debris-strewn street as she looks at houses which witnesses said were damaged in an Israeli air strike that killed two children, in the northern Gaza Strip
West is 'losing sympathy' for Israel: Britain warns

By IBTimes AU

Britain has warned Israel that the West is getting less sympathetic to the Jewish state and its offensive in Gaza. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL

U.S. actor George Clooney adjusts his bowtie as he arrives for the premiere of "Gravity" at the 70th Venice Film Festival in Venice in this file photo taken August 28, 2013.
George Clooney Reveals Wedding Details, Says He is Marrying Up by Choosing Amal Alamuddin

By IBTimes AU

George Clooney is set to marry Amal Alamuddin on September 20, 2014 in Venice Italy bringing to an end his perennial bachelorhood which has earned him a playboy reputation and even sparked homosexuality questions. (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: HOLLYWOOD, LAWYER, UNITED NATIONS, WIKILEAKS

Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were sent back by Australia wait to enter a magistrate's court in Galle
Asylum Seeker Women in Australia-Run Christmas Island Attempt Suicide in Desperation

By IBTimes AU

Asylum seekers in an Australia-run detention centre on Christmas Island attempt poisoning to end their lives. The Australian Human Rights Commission has confirmed that there have been multiple suicide attempts and self-harm incidents. (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA