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NZ slams China for ‘severe human rights abuses’ against Uighurs

NZ slams China for ‘severe human rights abuses’ against Uighurs

Similar motions in the parliaments of the United Kingdom, Canada, and the Netherlands have condemned the abuse as “genocide”.

  • by Thomas Manch

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‘Huge victory:’ EU politicians celebrate as China’s sanctions backfire

‘Huge victory:’ EU politicians celebrate as China’s sanctions backfire

The EU’s trade commissioner announced that a lucrative trade deal between the bloc and the superpower would not go ahead while sanctions were in place.

  • by Latika Bourke
Woman, on her knees, begs PM to stop violence in Cameroon

Woman, on her knees, begs PM to stop violence in Cameroon

Cameroon, which is divided between a French-speaking majority and English-speaking minority, has been gripped by violence since 2016

  • by Nick Bonyhady
India travel ban unconstitutional, made under ‘dictatorial power’: Geoffrey Robertson

India travel ban unconstitutional, made under ‘dictatorial power’: Geoffrey Robertson

International human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC says powers used to enact India travel ban undermine the rule of law.

  • by Tammy Mills
Gymnasts detail sexual, physical abuse and body-shaming in human rights report
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Gymnasts detail sexual, physical abuse and body-shaming in human rights report

Some gymnasts tell of sexual abuse. Others tell of rampant body shaming. Then there was the physical abuse. These are just some of the things detailed to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s investigation into gymnastics in Australia.

  • by Greg Baum
Teaching the living dead: My classroom in Xinjiang
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Teaching the living dead: My classroom in Xinjiang

When a hand was raised, I first looked at the armed guard to my right, making sure the question was allowed.

  • by Sayragul Sauytbay and Alexandra Cavelius
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Israel’s ‘apartheid’ is a lie: a son of South African Jews responds to Human Rights Watch

Israel’s ‘apartheid’ is a lie: a son of South African Jews responds to Human Rights Watch

I’ve seen Palestinian suffering. I desperately want to help, but Human Rights Watch’s distortions do not assist that cause.

  • by Josh Feldman
HRW report on Israeli apartheid comes at a pivotal moment

HRW report on Israeli apartheid comes at a pivotal moment

In a world where governments loudly proclaim their dedication to human rights and equality, some voices are still granted more credibility than others. Is Human Rights Watch one of them?

  • by Maher Mughrabi
Queensland still using substandard quarantine sites: human rights boss

Queensland still using substandard quarantine sites: human rights boss

Queensland Human Rights Commissioner Scott McDougall has renewed calls for minimum hotel standards and a shift to remote facilities, as complaints continue to flow.

  • by Matt Dennien
Iran sentences British-Iranian aid worker to another year in prison

Iran sentences British-Iranian aid worker to another year in prison

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation charity, was arrested at a Tehran airport in April 2016 and later convicted of plotting to overthrow the clerical establishment.

Finding rich pages of history in the camps of last hope
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Finding rich pages of history in the camps of last hope

The political debate in Australia has placed little or no value on the memories and stories of refugees.

  • by Michael Bachelard