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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

Severed Heads Lie On A Banner, Threatening A Rival Drug Gang, In The Municipality Of Puente De Ixtla.
Saudi Arabia: Brothers Beheaded For Smuggling Marijuana Into The Kingdom

By IBTimes AU

A report claims the Islamic law apparently accepts beheading as a sentence for a minor crime such as drug smuggling. (3:09 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AL JAZEERA

Palestinians sleep at a United Nations school, where people who fled heavy Israeli shelling in the Shejaia neighbourhood sought refuge during fighting,
US, Canada Labour Activists ‘Block the Boat for Gaza’ Succeed in Blocking Docking of Israeli Ship in California Port

By IBTimes AU

Thousands of pro-Palestinian activists from the US and Canada rejoiced over the weekend, albeit temporarily, as the group managed to block the docking of an Israeli ship at the port of Oakland in California. The blockade campaign was dubbed "Block the Boat for Gaza. (Aug 18)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, ISRAEL

A Christian Woman, Who Fled From The Violence In Mosul Two Days Ago, Holds Her Daughter As Her Baby Sleeps At A School In Arbil, In Iraq's Kurdistan Region
Australia Urged To Accept Iraqi And Syrian Refugees; Church Leaders Call For Christian Protection

By IBTimes AU

The Australian government may be considering the acceptance of as much as 4000 Iraqis and Syrians as refugees after the Anglican Bishop of Melbourne called for their protection. Philip Freier acknowledged Tony Abbott's government's "ra... (Aug 14)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT

Iraq security
Feeling Yazidis of Iraq Continue to Suffer at the Mountains

By IBTimes AU

Until a safe corridor is worked out the return of Yazidis from the mountains and their safety will continue to be an issue (Aug 13)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ

A doctor examines a baby whose family has fled fighting in Slaviansk, at the Makiyivsky Coke and Chemical Plant in the town of Makiyivka in eastern Ukraine June 4, 2014. Ukrainian government forces battled separatists with artillery and automatic weapons
Ukrainian Mystery Murder Highlights Intertwined Russia-Ukraine Conflict

By IBTimes AU

Detail emerged of a mystery murder that took place in Ukraine highlights convoluted Russia-Ukraine conflict (Aug 13)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, UKRAINE

Perth parents of a victim walk near wreckage of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove
Tony Abbott Vows Justice for MH17 Victims, Confirms Search for Human Remains to Continue Soon

By IBTimes AU

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed that the search for more remains of MH17 victims will resume in eastern Ukraine once conditions are safe. In a visit to Netherlands, Mr Abbott assured the victims' families that no Australian will be left in the MH17 crash site. (Aug 13)

MORE TOPICS: UKRAINE, TONY ABBOTT, UNITED NATIONS, INTERNATIONAL LAW

Afghanistan's President Karzai Speaks During A News Conference In Colombo
Exposed: US Special Forces Neglects Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan

By IBTimes AU

A report from Amnesty International exposes U.S. Special Forces neglect of the civilians killed in military operations in Afghanistan (Aug 12)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, UNITED NATIONS

Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were sent back by Australia wait to enter a magistrate's court in Galle
190 Experts Issue Collective Statement Accusing Australia of 'Inhumane' Treatment of Asylum Seekers

By IBTimes AU

A collective document has been released by leading psychiatrists, human rights lawyers, priests, novelists and refugee advocates containing accusing statements against Australia's "inhumane" treatment of asylum seekers. (Aug 12)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, LAWYER

Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Stand Guard at a Checkpoint in the Northern Iraq City of Mosul
ISIS Beheading Children, Burying Women Alive Sparks Worldwide Outrage; Pope Francis, Netizens React

By IBTimes AU

When news of ISIS beheading Christian children in Mosul as part of its genocide plans, it has sparked outrage from all over the world. Many people have resorted to social media to express their anger and shock. (Aug 11)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

Protesters gesture during a protest near the Israeli embassy in Amman, calling for an end to Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip
Gaza Becomes 51st State of US – Gaza Strip Parody Videos Go Viral

By IBTimes AU

A parody video of Gaza becoming US’ 51st state is becoming viral (Aug 07)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, ISRAEL, UNITED NATIONS, INTERNATIONAL LAW