A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.
Around the world, all eyes are on the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The pandemic is challenging families, communities, health care systems, and governments. There is no doubting the severity of the public health crisis we are facing.
Enhanced measures to curb the coronavirus outbreak will “significantly curtail” fundamental freedoms in Britain – but can be legally justified, MPs have said.
All too often lawmakers in India hold up the death penalty as a symbol of their resolve to tackle crime, said the Executive Director of Amnesty International India.
In the face of growing inequality, high unemployment and corruption, many South Africans are unable to realise their rights, or to live with dignity. Extreme poverty restricts access to already inadequate education and health services, while the country remains divided by racial tensions and plagued by perennial waves of xenophobic violence.
Hundreds of thousands of refugees living in precarious conditions across Asia are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak, with border closures raising the risk of their forced repatriation, human rights groups said on Friday.
China just released a 13,000-word report on the state of human rights in the United States. Here is what it says.
The European Court of Human Rights is taking a number of exceptional measures to respond to the unprecedented global health crisis.