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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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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)

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)

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)

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

Delhi Gang Rape Trial Puts Focus on Death Penalty Paradox

By Reuters

A judge will announce on Friday whether four men should hang for fatally raping a young woman on a bus last December, in one of the biggest tests in years of India's paradoxical attitude towards the death penalty. (Sep 13)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT, INDIA, SUPREME COURT, LAWYER, JUDICIARY

Indonesia Officials Dismiss Proposals for Compulsory Virginity Tests for Schoolgirls

By IBTimes UK

Group of education-focused NGOs say virginity tests for high school girls would be illegal. (Aug 21)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS

Investigate Australia for Drone Strikes, Rights Groups Demand

By IBTimes AU

Human rights groups in Australia have demanded that the U.N. expand its investigation scope to include Australia’s role in the deadly U.S. drone strikes. At a time when the country is gearing up for elections, this news could come as a major embarra... (Aug 20)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, AFGHANISTAN, HUMAN RIGHTS, PAKISTAN, AUSTRALIA, ELECTIONS

New Zealand Asylum Law Allows Mass Detention

By IBTimes AU

The Immigration Amendment Bill has passed its third reading in the parliament legalising the mass detention of asylum seekers reaching the shores of New Zealand. Covered by the law are those arriving in groups of at least 30 people, and they will be issued a single warrant for six months detention. (Jun 14, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, AUSTRALIA