Geoffrey Robertson QC has defended Salman Rushdie, he’s represented Julian Assange, and now he’s pushing for an Australian Bill of Rights.
I recently travelled to the West Bank for the first time, a trip that showed the shared and divided ground between Palestinians and Jews.
The viral videos depicting Iranian women dancing in the street in defiance of their government is propaganda, it just looks different.
In a bill that was rushed through last week, the Turnbull government has clamped down on freedom of expression under the guise of national security.
We need to recognise that the human rights abuses of asylum seekers is our nation’s awful legacy, and Julian Burnside knows who is to blame.
Despite Russia’s stained political record, they were awarded the World Cup. And while we should focus on the beautiful game, we should focus on the ugliness that made it happen.
As the continuing crisis on Manus redefines how we’re viewed as a nation, I believe we should pay the price for our actions.
In the wake of the growing crisis on Manus Island, a collection of medical professionals have voiced their concerns about the health of those who remain.
As it stands, Australia is the only western nation that does not have a bill guaranteeing its citizens’ rights. With our trust in the system deteriorating, is it time for a sweeping change?
The news from Indonesia gave me a jolt. We, a nation that routinely legislates against human rights, have “serious concerns” about another nation’s violations. While we do not condemn SSM with a cane, we do so with a fountain pen.
For gay men represented in the discussion in 2017, it would be easy to see themselves as an inhumane problem to be solved, an antagonist, an object to placate. It’s time to change the narrative.
Passing the investigation over to an independent body, the government has moved to halt institutional torture in places such as Manus and Don Dale. However, the battle is far from being won.
UN Special Rapporteur Michel Forst has penned a damning report on Australian legislations that limit personal freedoms human rights defenders.
With Turnbull’s new cabinet filling the headlines, Jordan King-Lacroix feels we’re whitewashing a much greater issue. And he’s not done talking about it.
TBS spoke to Lukas Shrank, director of short film ‘Nowhere Line,’ which puts images to his real conversations with those stuck on Manus Island.
After reviewing the current human rights abuses enacted by the UN in Africa, Rob Idol wonders who speaks for the victims abused by the protectors?
Slavery, as Max Walden explains, is not a historical relic, it is a shifting modern industry which has never been larger.
Michael Burrill’s final Current Affairs Wrap highlights the US’ amnesia in the middle east, the UN study of migrants and the call for tighter gun control.
With the Syrian refugee crisis continuing to dominate headlines, Ugur Nedim directs us to other current examples of human rights abuses worthy of our attention.
Educator Polly Chester takes a dim view of Adrian Piccoli’s thin excuses in banning the screening of documentary Gayby Baby in a NSW school.
Scarlett Hawkins travels to Cambodia, and finds the promise of future change is shackled to the ghosts of the past.
In the wake of last night’s Triggs vs Bishop stoush on QandA, TBS wants to know your thoughts.