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Human Rights Law

International human rights law refers to the body of International Law designed to promote and protect human rights at the international, regional and domestic levels. As a form of international law, international human rights law is primarily made up of treaties, agreements between states intended to have binding legal effect between the parties that have agreed to them; and customary international law, rules of law derived from the consistent conduct of states acting out of the belief that the law required them to act that way. Other international human rights instruments while not legally binding contribute to the implementation, understanding and development of international human rights law and have been recognised as a source of political obligation.

Articles About Human Rights Law

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Amal Alamuddin And George Clooney To Become Parents: Couple To Adopt A Child From A War-Torn Country—Report

By IBTimes AU

Amal and George were reportedly inspired by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to adopt a kid. (Nov 17)

MORE TOPICS: BRAD PITT, HUMAN RIGHTS, UNITED NATIONS, EARTHQUAKE, LAWYER, TSUNAMI

Australia Slammed For Claiming Domestic Violence Is 'Not Torture'

By IBTimes AU

The Australian government argued before the UN committee investigating reports of torture on asylum seekers that domestic violence was not a form of torture. (Nov 14)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, AUSTRALIA, INTERNATIONAL LAW, INFECTION

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Global Spotlight Casts On Australia As UN Intervenes To The 157 Tamil Asylum Seeker Case

By IBTimes AU

Australia had illegally detained the 157 Tamil asylum seekers intercepted last June. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, INDIA

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, HUMAN RIGHTS, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, INTERNATIONAL LAW, SETTLEMENT

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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, HUMAN RIGHTS, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS

Manus Island Inquiry: Asylum Seekers Given Worm-Infested Bread in Prison-Like Conditions

By IBTimes AU

An asylum seeker revealed that the bread in the Manus Island detention centre is "full of worms." A court in Papua Guinea heard detailed accounts of asylum seekers eating worm-infested bread and enduring living in a "prison-like" environment. (Mar 19)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, COURT, AFGHANISTAN, HUMAN RIGHTS, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS

Australian Protesters Demand Shut Down of Manus Island Facility for Asylum Seekers

By IBTimes AU

Protesters in Australia have called on the government to close the asylum seeker detention centre in Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, after it was revealed in a report that a former Sri Lankan military officer is running the facility. (Feb 26)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, HUMAN RIGHTS, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS

EU Failing to Tackle Homophobic Violence, Warns Amnesty

By IBTimes UK

Human rights group criticises EU for inconsistent legislation to protect LGBT community across Europe. (Sep 20, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, HUMAN RIGHTS, EUROPEAN UNION

Golden Dawn Killah P Stabbing: Clashes Erupt Across Greece [VIDEO]

By IBTimes UK

Outcry after killing of leftist rapper sparks debate on whether to outlaw neo-Nazi party (Sep 19, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, EUROPEAN UNION

Most Syrians Killed in Unlawful Conventional Attacks: Says UN Human Rights Panel

By IBTimes AU

As the U.S. and its allies clamour to punish the Assad government in Syria for alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians and rebels, a vast majority of Syrians have been killed in unlawful attacks using conventional weapons such as guns and m... (Sep 17, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA, SETTLEMENT