Burundi moves to quit the International Criminal Court

Lower house of parliament passes draft law to exit ICC after UN launches probe into alleged human rights abuses.


Indonesia backs death penalty against child sex abusers

Tough new punishments aimed at combating alarming rate of child sex abuse, but activists say measures will not work.


Former US missionary jailed for abusing Kenya orphans

Durham, 21-year-old volunteer, handed 40-year sentence after being convicted of sexually abusing children.


Australian sex abuse victims dismayed at no Pope visit

Vatican said 15 victims in Rome could not meet the pontiff as they didn't make request through proper channels.


Australia: Victims decry cardinal's sex abuse denials

Top-ranking Vatican cardinal George Pell denied involvement in sex abuse cover-ups, as victims still deal with trauma.


Australian cardinal: Church 'mucked up' on sex abuse

George Pell, the Vatican's finance minister, faces grilling via video link from Australian child sex abuse inquiry.


Man convicted of killing wife, posting Facebook photo

Man guilty of second-degree murder after shooting wife and putting photo of blood-spattered body on Facebook.

Human Rights

Abuse of young boys rises in Pakistan: report

Activists say more boys between the ages of six and 10 are being attacked, but overall abuse cases decline.

Human Rights

Indonesia 'to chemically castrate' child sex abusers

Senior officials say punishment that curbs sex drive of paedophiles aims to combat alarming rate of abuse.

People & Power

Jamaica's Silent Children

An investigation into the high rate of child sex abuse in Jamaica and the government's failure to protect its children.

Fault Lines

Under The Microscope: The FBI Hair Cases

Fault Lines investigates the legacy of flawed forensics at the FBI and how it continues to affect many lives today.

101 East

Waiting for Eviction

101 East meets Western Australia's indigenous communities who are facing eviction from their ancestral lands.


Ex-Vatican ambassador dies before his child abuse trial

Autopsy ordered after Vatican's former envoy to Dominican Republic, Jozef Wesolowski, dies of apparent natural causes.

Human Rights

Pakistan police officers held in child-abuse probe

Three officers transferred amid scandal over abuse of hundreds of children for nearly a decade in Punjab province.

Human Rights

Pakistan stumbles upon its 'biggest' child abuse case

Shock and anger as police discovers 400 video recordings of more than 280 children being forced to have sex in Punjab.