Canberra responded to a damning report from the Australian Human Rights Commission by attacking the Commission's president and avoiding the issue altogether.
Progressive forces are growing impatient with the government's increasingly desperate cling to power.
Despite opposition from disability activists and the UN, many Australian parents insist the practice is in the best interest of their children.
On January 29, Australia was placed on the Human Rights Watch list for its treatment of indigenous people, asylum seekers, and the LGBTI community. Where was Tim Wilson when all this was going on?
Brandon faces deportation and separation from his schizophrenic wife because, like many, he is finding the UK's minimum income for a spousal visa unaffordable.
The app allows airline workers to upload video footage of suspected trafficking cases and gives the humanitarian group Airline Ambassadors a way to count the number of tips reported to the DHS.
The idea of a "gay gene" may be useful in changing perceptions now, but what does it mean for LGBT rights in the long term?
According to Human Rights Watch's 2015 World Report, Australia isn't doing great.
In recent years, the rights of women, homosexuals, and basically anyone who doesn't fit Tayyip Erdogan's Ottoman fantasy have waned significantly.
Two Indonesian officers were killed on January 1. Now West Papuans are collectively paying the price.
As long as sanitary ware is classified as a "nonessential" and "luxury" item, and isn't given out for free like condoms, homeless women may be forced to shoplift for tampons and towels, or resort to using tissue from McDonald's toilets.
Inmates may have to wait months to see a doctor, and patterns of substandard treatment, medical negligence, and misdiagnosis are abundant.
The situation for LGBT people can often feel bleak. Let's give ourselves a pat on the back for a change.
David Hicks, a former detainee of Guantanamo Bay, heckled Federal Attorney-General George Brandis at a Human Rights Award ceremony in Sydney.
I talked to human rights campaigners to discuss the UK's attempts to tackle homophobia around the world.
Photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican composer Guillermo Galindo are turning human trash found on the US-Mexico border into instruments, giving a new identity to fragments of lost lives.
Last week a Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court declared that chimpanzees are not people, legally speaking. This does not bode well for the wider and active great ape rights movement.
The country is still removing organs from living prisoners and selling them to individuals all over the world.
The Indonesian police force's insistence that female police officers under go an invasive gynaecological exam is an example of the country's ongoing issues of women's and gender rights.
India made headlines last week for its misguided sterilization program, but it's far from the only place where a woman's ability to conceive children is interfered with by the state.
We followed the Greens Senator around a Phnom Penh slum, where she looked at the conditions awaiting Nauru's refugees.
A new study may help erode the notion that sexual orientation is a choice—if the homophobic fanatics around the world take it seriously, that is.
Douglass has been embraced by America, but not the bosses at Gitmo.
The author on why his book exposing Tony Blair and George W. Bush is banned in Guantánamo.