Opinion

There is no justice for the poor in Brazil

Rafael Braga, Brazil's symbol of institutionalised racism and criminalisation of poverty, is going to prison - again.

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

by Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

Asia

Thai lawyer faces 150 years in jail for royal insult

Prominent human rights lawyer is charged with 10 counts of royal defamation for Facebook posts.

Thai lawyer faces 150 years in jail for royal insult

Opinion

Europe needs to step up its game in Syria

European countries should work with the US to deter attacks on Syrian civilians.

Mazen Darwish

by Mazen Darwish

Mazen Darwish

Europe

EU opens case against Hungary over higher education law

Brussels says Budapest undermines principle of academic freedom by targeting university funded by US philanthropist.

EU opens case against Hungary over higher education law

Europe

Germany seeks to fine social media over hateful posts

Draft law wants social networks to remove fake news and abusive posts within a week or face $53m fines.

Germany seeks to fine social media over hateful posts

Opinion

Don't blame WhatsApp for the Westminster attack

The UK government is trying to scapegoat Silicon Valley companies to hide its own intelligence and security failures.

Alastair Sloan

by Alastair Sloan

Alastair Sloan

Asia

Sri Lanka's leader backs arrests of 'official' killers

President authorises prosecution of security officers involved in an alleged death squad carrying out civilian killings.

Sri Lanka's leader backs arrests of 'official' killers

Opinion

South Africa's future in the ICC is still uncertain

S Africa's decision to revoke its notice of withdrawal from the ICC does not mean the matter is conclusively settled.

Solomon Dersso

by Solomon Dersso

Solomon Dersso

US & Canada

Defiant US prosecutor fired by Trump administration

New York US Attorney Preet Bharara's forced exit raises questions about President Trump's ability to fill top jobs.

Defiant Preet Bharara fired by Trump administration

Opinion

Hope for justice in Syria from an unlikely source

An independent mechanism established by the UNGA is working towards abolishing the reign of criminal impunity in Syria.

David Tolbert

by David Tolbert

David Tolbert

Africa

S Africa's ICC withdrawal revoked after court ruling

UN treaty posts website notice saying that the South African government will no longer pursue ICC withdrawal.

ICC withdrawal revoked after court ruling: UN

Opinion

Australia encourages Israel's occupation of Palestine

The Australian government's flirtation with Israel extends to a selective and dangerous approach to international law.

Rawan Arraf

by Rawan Arraf

Rawan Arraf

Europe

Breivik's rights not violated in prison: appeals court

Mass murderer Anders Breivik claimed that he had been abused for being placed in near-isolation since he was jailed.

Breivik's rights not violated in prison: appeals court

Africa

SA court rules ICC withdrawal plan unconstitutional

South African government wanted to leave the ICC as a result of the court's alleged bias against African nations.

Court rules ICC withdrawal plan unconstitutional

Turkey attempted coup

Erdogan 'assassination plot' trial begins in Turkey

Trial of 47 people accused of plotting to kill President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has begun in the southern city of Mugla.

Erdogan 'assassination plot' trial begins in Mugla