Human rights lawyer charged for pointing his finger at policeman

2018-10-16 10:13

Human rights lawyer Richard Spoor has been charged with assault for pointing his finger at a police officer.

Australia to stop schools expelling gay students

2018-10-14 19:38

Australia's government will ban schools from expelling students over their sexuality, after a public outcry over the issue that threatened to sway the result of a crucial by-election.

DRC hails Mukwege Nobel win but says he's 'not infallible'

2018-10-05 16:13

DRC has congratulated crusading Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege for his "very important work" in healing rape victims but underscored that it was often at odds with him.

Vatican official: Sex abuse scandal is church's 'own 9/11'

2018-09-11 22:45

A top Vatican official says the clerical sex abuse scandal is such a game-changing catastrophe for the Catholic Church that he called it the church's "own 9/11".

Thousands of Saudi students have to leave Canada because their governments are fighting, so they’re frantically selling their furniture, cars

2018-08-27 15:23

The students have been trying to sell all their belongings online and in garage sales.

Saudi Arabia suspends flights to Canada in human-rights feud – just before Hajj

2018-08-07 09:07

Saudi Arabia's national airline froze flights to and from Toronto in an escalating feud with Canada over the arrests of several prominent rights activists, just in time for H ajj.

'Today, we're deeply sorry' - Australian police chief apologises to indigenous people

2018-07-12 18:44

An Australian state police chief has made an historic apology to indigenous people who are overrepresented in prisons and vowed to improve race relations.

Vatican City still has no policy to fight clergy sex abuse

2018-07-01 22:42

Despite promises, Vatican City has no policy in place to protect children from pedophile priests or require suspected abuse to be reported to police

Curro dismisses discrimination allegations at top school

2018-07-01 12:01

An independent investigation into alleged discriminatory practices at Curro's Waterfall Primary pre-school has found the claims "factually erroneous", a school representative has said.

Rally for equality as top Philippine court considers gay marriage

2018-06-30 19:39

Thousands of gay pride marchers braved heavy rain in Manila calling for the legalisation of same-sex marriage as the Philippines' top court considers a landmark legal challenge to the current ban.


The state of our prisons: Overcrowding, suicides and shortage of care for mental illness

2018-10-15 07:12

Overcrowding remains a serious problem in South African prisons and the situation of mentally-ill inmates has become urgent in light of recent deaths.

Polish police use tear gas to protect gay march

2018-10-13 22:17

Polish police have used tear gas and a water cannon against right-wing extremists who were trying to block the first-ever equality parade in the city of Lublin in eastern Poland.

Marius Fransman has not yet apologised for 2013 remarks - SA Jewish Board

2018-09-28 11:52

Former ANC Western Cape leader Marius Fransman has not yet apologised to the South African Jewish Board of Deputies for "offensive and inflammatory" public statements he made in 2013, the board says.

UN rights commissioner blasts Egypt's 75 death sentences

2018-09-10 15:26

The UN human rights commissioner says it will be an "irreversible miscarriage of justice" if the death sentences issued by an Egyptian court against 75 people, including top Muslim Brotherhood leaders, are carried out.

Mark Minnie's suicide 'too much of a coincidence' - alleged Bird Island victim fears for his life

2018-08-17 14:57

Mr X, one of the alleged victims of an apartheid-era paedophile ring, which reportedly included government ministers, says he is living in fear for his life.

'I will be a true woman', says transgender Syrian Katia after finding safe haven in Berlin

2018-07-29 05:39

Gay Pride in Berlin welcomed thousands of people, among them a Syrian transgender refugee, Katia, who now calls the famously open-minded city a safe haven.

State security agencies and private sector spied on journalists - Right2Know

2018-07-04 20:34

Advocacy group Right2Know has released a report documenting how South African journalists are being spied on by state security agencies and the private sector.

Myanmar not safe for Rohingya returnees - Red Cross chief

2018-07-01 19:08

The head of the Red Cross says it was not safe to return Rohingya refugees to their homes in Myanmar, where he described whole villages abandoned and destroyed.

Outrage over 7-year-old's rape: Protesters block India streets

2018-06-30 23:03

Hundreds of people on Saturday blocked streets and shut down businesses in parts of central India to protest the rape of a 7-year-old girl.

UN expresses alarm at reports of warring parties forcing fleeing Syrians to pay for safe passage

2018-06-30 08:09

The United Nations' human rights chief has warned of a looming "catastrophe" in southern Syria as government forces pressed ahead with an offensive in rebel-held areas after the ending of a 12-hour truce in the strategic province of Deraa.

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