HUMAN RIGHTS

Rodrigo Duterte

Enforcer of Philippines War on Drugs Defends Killing a Toddler: "Shit Happens"

Myka Ulpina was shot dead in a province near Manila last week, during a police sting operation in which her father was also killed.
David Gilbert
7.7.19
LGBT

The Largest Pride Celebration in Southeast Asia is in the Region’s Most Catholic Country

Thousands marched in the Philippines in solidarity with the LGBTQ community.
Lex Celera
7.2.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

North Korea Reportedly Has Over 300 Public Execution Sites

A human rights group in South Korea found that offences ranging from stealing a cow to watching a South Korean TV show has got citizens killed.
Shamani Joshi
6.13.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

South Korea Is Lifting Its 66-Year-Old Ban on Abortions

In a landmark ruling, a South Korean court has ordered lawmakers to revise the ban by the end of 2020.
Mustika Hapsoro
4.14.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Tech Companies Can Now Be Fined $1 Million for Spreading Fake News in Singapore

Human rights activists are criticising the new laws, claiming they could be used to crack down on freedom of speech.
Edoardo Liotta
4.4.19
NAIDOC

Much of Australia's Indigenous Leadership is Black Women Getting the Job Done

Writer Tess Ryan explores how acknowledging and harnessing the power of Indigenous women we allow us to make change.
tess ryan
7.9.18
israel

Mass Killings Won't Change America's Relationship with Israel

Dozens of civilians are dead and thousands more injured in the latest outburst of insane violence in Gaza. Yet the US debate seems frozen.
Matt Taylor
5.16.18
Australia Today

We Met the Australians Trying to Prosecute Aung San Suu Kyi For War Crimes

As Myanmar's state counsellor, the lawyers allege she's directly responsible for more than one million Rohingya people fleeing the country.
Liam Armstrong
3.19.18
Australia Today

Tiny Norfolk Island Is Fighting Australia's 'Recolonisation' at the UN

In 2015, Australia took control of the island, which lies about halfway between the mainland and New Zealand.
VICE Staff
3.14.18
Mad Pride

The Dark, Unknown Story of Eugenics in New Zealand

How a powerful group of New Zealanders attempted to wipe out 'mental defectives' and improve the white race.
Tess McClure
12.6.17
Singapore

What it's Like to Fight for Human Rights in a Country Where an 'Illegal' Skype Call Can Land You Behind Bars

Singaporean human rights activist Jolovan Wham is facing a litany of charges including organizing an "unregistered" Skype Q&A and taping pieces of paper to a wall. We spoke with him and three others about the difficulties activists face every day.
Cher Tan
12.5.17
hunger strikes

How I Felt After a 46-Day Hunger Strike

Lateef Johar Baloch ate nothing for a month-and-a-half to protest enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings.
James McMahon
11.16.17
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