Explore the personal stories of Syrian refugees in Lebanon
Ghana's mixed fortune as a dumping ground for e-waste
17 Sep 2010 10:41 GMT | Belgium, United Kingdom
Pope Benedict XVI begins his historic four-day state visit to the UK not only facing an increasingly secularised society with whom he seeks to mend fences, but also with the critical voices of many who are demanding to do more about the widespread scandal that has severely tarnished the Catholic Church's reputation over the past year. New revelations about the child sexual abuse by clergy in the past few days have provided a grim reminder of a global child sex-abuse scandal.
Last week in Belgium, the Church's credibility received yet another blow when hundreds of sex abuse victims came forward.
And this week a report in the UK showed that half the clergymen jailed in the UK for paedophilia remain in priesthood after being released - with many still receiving financial benefits.
Send us your views and get your voice on the air
The pope has apologised publicly for the abuses and pledged to do everything possible to clean up the Catholic Church - but critics say the Church has put its own interests above their those of the victims and that more rigorous legal procedures must be applied. On Thursday's Riz Khan show we ask: How can justice really be done for those sexually abused by Catholic priests - and should the Vatican be held accountable in an international court of law?
Riz speaks to Geoffrey Robertson QC, a human rights lawyer and author of The Case of the Pope, Vatican Accountability for Human Rights Abuse.
This episode of Riz Khan aired from Thursday, September 16, 2010.
Source: Al Jazeera
Forgiveness, reconciliation and an arms embargo are key ingredients for peace in South Sudan, says Bishop Paride Taban.
War & Conflict, Africa, Sudan
The number of Muslims has burgeoned in this Italian city, but plans to build a mosque have been contentious.
Europe, Religion, Italy
Plans are afoot to build power plants and frack near one of California's biggest reserves of fresh water.
Environment, Human Rights, US & Canada
By jailing a group of young activists, Angola's government has invited criticism of its rule - and its economic policy.
Human Rights, Africa, Angola
We explore global efforts to combat antibiotic resistance, which has become a major threat across the world.
Health, Humanitarian crises, Science & Technology
Portraits of four individuals who are fighting against the odds to succeed and give back to their African communities.
Human Rights, Arts & Culture, Africa
The devastating impact that war and living under the constant threat of drones has had on the people of Afghanistan.
War & Conflict, Health, Afghanistan
We follow a reptile handler-turned-scientist in his quest to save thousands of people from deadly snakebites.
Health, Environment, Papua New Guinea