HUMAN RIGHTS

Tokyo 2020

A Heatwave Turned Tokyo's Olympics Preparations Into a Deadly Nightmare

A 50-year-old worker died this week, reportedly of heatstroke, as temperatures in Tokyo rose to an average of 94 degrees.
Tim Marcin
8.12.19
News

Japan Just Carried Out Its First Execution of the Year

The country joins the United States as the only two developed democracies in the world to carry out the death penalty.
Meera Navlakha
8.5.19
News

China Claims Uighurs Were Forced Into Islam

In an effort to fight international criticism, the government claims that history is being distorted and that Uighurs were not originally Muslims by choice.
Meera Navlakha
7.23.19
News

Burmese Parents Are Holding Fake Funerals to Keep Their Children Safe

These families will do anything to prevent their children from being recruited by the country’s rebel groups.
Meera Navlakha
7.22.19
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
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