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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

'Downton Abbey' Spoilers: 'Surprising New Stories' In Season 5, George Clooney's Cameo Appearance

By IBTimes AU

There are reports that Hollywood actor George Clooney will be making an appearance as American businessman in Season 5 of "Downton Abbey." The new season promises to feature surprising new stories. (Sep 19)

MORE TOPICS: HOLLYWOOD, LAWYER

US Air Force handout photo of Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II fighter jet
Warning to U.S. – ISIS Has Shot Down a Syrian Regime Fighter Jet

By IBTimes AU

A Syrian warplane has been shot down by ISIS. (Sep 17)

Auckland Gay Men Warned of Having Sex in Bushes of Public Park

By IBTimes AU

Gay men in Auckland are warned not to engage in "bush sex" following reports of sexual activity in a public park. Murphy's Bush has been found to be a "cruising" spot for men. The police said it will actively crack down on such activities. (Sep 16)

U.S. singer Lady Gaga Feels Inspired From Tony Bennett/File Photo/Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett
Gaza Conflict Turns Showbiz With Lady Gaga and Hollywood Celebrities

By IBTimes AU

News on Gaza-Israel conflict turns from political to showbiz (Sep 15)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL, THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK, HOLLYWOOD, LADY GAGA

Palestinians sleep at a United Nations school, where people who fled heavy Israeli shelling in the Shejaia neighbourhood sought refuge during fighting,
Israel Orders Criminal Probe Into Gaza War Excesses: Critics Call It A Trick To Hoodwink The UN

By IBTimes AU

It is a positive signal that Israel wants to Introspect its war time behaviour (Sep 12)

MORE TOPICS: AL JAZEERA, ISRAEL, COURT, UNITED NATIONS, ATTORNEY GENERAL

Cocaine haul in Peru
Global Commission On Drug Policy Recommends Decriminalisation of Heroin, Cocaine

By IBTimes AU

The Global Commission on Drug Policy wants to go beyond the legalisation of marijuana but would recommend on Tuesday, Sept 16, the decriminalisation and regulation of the use of most other illegal drugs such as heroin and cocaine. (Sep 11)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, RETAIL, RUSSIA

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott
Australia Rejects UN Charge Of Rights Violations On Asylum Seekers

By IBTimes AU

The UN needs to evolve mechanisms to fix such cases before engaging in a public debate (Sep 10)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, INTERNATIONAL LAW, SETTLEMENT, HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

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 Confirms He Is Marrying Amal Alamuddin In Italy This September

By IBTimes AU

Hollywood actor George Clooney is set to marry British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice, Italy. The couple, who got engaged in April, will marry this month. (Sep 09)

MORE TOPICS: BRAD PITT, NEW YORK, HOLLYWOOD, LAWYER, KATE MIDDLETON

Asylum Seekers from Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran Cry as Indonesian Officers Force Them to Leave the Australian Vessel Hermia
New UN Human Rights Chief Criticises Australia for Series of Human Rights Violations

By IBTimes AU

The new UN Human Rights High Commissioner has spent some time slamming Australia for its poor treatment of asylum seekers in his speech to the council. Australia's asylum seeker policy has been repeatedly blamed for human rights violations. (Sep 09)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS

Director And Actor George Clooney Might Get Married In London/file photo/REUTERS/Aly Song
George Clooney’s Fiancé Visits Kate Middleton’s Wedding Gown Designer

By IBTimes AU

After she managed to capture the heart of one of Hollywood's sought-after bachelors, Amal Alamuddin visits Kate Middleton's wedding gown designer, Alexander McQueen. (Sep 08)

MORE TOPICS: HOLLYWOOD, KATE MIDDLETON, LONDON, LAWYER