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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

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Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were sent back by Australia wait to enter a magistrate's court in Galle
Amnesty International Slams Australia for Breaching Refugee Convention

By IBTimes AU

Australia is under fire for returning a boat filled with asylum seekers to Sri Lanka with Amnesty International calling it an "act of refoulement." The government is facing international scrutiny over the country's treatment of asylum seekers. (Jul 16)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, AUSTRALIA, INTERNATIONAL LAW

Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were sent back by Australia wait to enter a magistrate's court in Galle
Father Fears for 3-Year-Old Daughter as ‘Rigorous Imprisonment’ Awaits Sri Lanka Asylum Seekers

By IBTimes AU

“She likes to dress as a fairy,” says a father of an asylum seeker, who could only be with his child through imagination. (Jul 10)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, INDIA

Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were sent back by Australia wait to enter a magistrate's court in Galle
Australia Admits Having 153 Tamil Asylum Seekers in Custody

By IBTimes AU

Australia has admitted having 153 asylum seekers from Sri Lanka in custody as it plans sending them back to their home land after winning the High Court case against it. (Jul 09)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, INDIA

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UN Recognises Same-Sex Married Couple

By IBTimes AU

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced recognition of same-sex marriage among couples at its secretariat (Jul 08)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, COURT, UNITED NATIONS, TONY ABBOTT

Actress Shailene Woodley, winner of the Female Star of Tomorrow award, arrives for the Big Screen Achievement Awards during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada March 27,
Insurgent Star Shailene Woodley on Dating Ellen Page Reports: Twitter Reactions

By IBTimes AU

Canadian star Ellen Page is making headlines today since she came out as gay at an LGBT conference in Las Vegas on Valentine's Day, and months after her big revelation she is reportedly dating Hollywood's newest "It" girl, Shailene Woodley. (Jul 03)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, HOLLYWOOD, SMARTPHONE

IRAQ-SECURITY/EXECUTION STILLS
June Becomes Deadliest Month of 2014 in Iraq – UN

By IBTimes AU

June has become the deadliest month in Iraq with 2, 400 death recorded according to the United Nations (Jul 03)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

Kristin Beck, a former U.S. Navy SEAL, speaks during a same-sex marriage rally to celebrate the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 25, 2014.
Sir Elton John Claims Jesus Is Pro Same-Sex Marriage

By IBTimes AU

Sir Elton John has claimed that Jesus would have been a supporter of gay marriage if he was alive today. (Jul 01)

AU Broods Limb Amputation, Stoning to Death Brunei Law Ahead of TPP

By IBTimes AU

The Australian government will brood over Brunei’s harsh Sharia Law ahead of Trans-Pacific Partnership (Jul 01)

MORE TOPICS: RICHARD BRANSON, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, INDIA, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

IRAQ-SECURITY/
Iraq: Kid, Aged 10, Volunteers for ISIS

By IBTimes AU

A kid aged ten is the youngest to have volunteered to fight with the Sunni extremist group, the ISIS (Jul 01)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the IOS 8 operating system
Apple CEO Tim Cook 'Outed' as Gay by CNBC co-achor, Simon Hobbs on Live Television

By IBTimes AU

Tim Cook outed as gay by CNBC anchor on national TV. (Jun 30)

MORE TOPICS: CIVIL RIGHTS, NEW YORK