Indigenous rights

'RCMP off Wet'suwet'en land': Solidarity grows for land defenders

Protests spread across Canada to support Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who say they were not consulted on a pipeline.

'RCMP off Wet'suwet'en land': Solidarity grows for land defenders

Humanitarian crises

New US landmine policy 'reverses global progress' on de-mining

Trump cancelling Obama-era prohibition on landmines is a setback in achieving a 'landmine free world', experts say.

New US landmine policy 'reverses global progress' on de-mining

Women's Rights

US House removes ratification deadline for Equal Rights Amendment

The vote moves the ERA one step closer to enactment, but faces obstacles in the Senate and Supreme Court.

US House removes ratification deadline for Equal Rights Amendment

Ethiopia

Ethiopia passes controversial law curbing 'hate speech'

Months before major election, Parliament passes law imposing jail terms for people whose internet posts stir unrest.

Ethiopia passes controversial law curbing 'hate speech'

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Palestinians hail UN list of firms linked to Israeli settlements

Palestinian leaders say report will reinvigorate push to boycott international companies in occupied territories.

Palestinians hail UN list of firms linked to Israeli settlements

AJ IMPACT

UN lists 112 companies with ties to Israeli settlements

Airbnb, Expedia, TripAdvisor, tech giant Motorola and consumer food maker General Mills among the companies.

United States

Another US city passes resolution against India's citizenship law

After Seattle, resolution by Cambridge city council in Massachusetts asks India to repeal the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Another US city passes resolution against India's citizenship law

Asylum Seekers

A refugee camp grows on the US-Mexico border

In Mexico's Matamoros, thousands of asylum seekers wait in an encampment for their asylum cases to be heard in the US.

A refugee camp grows on the US-Mexico border

Women's Rights

What is the US Equal Rights Amendment?

The US House is set to vote this week on whether to remove the ratification deadline for the ERA.

What is the US Equal Rights Amendment?

Sudan

Who are those wanted by the ICC over Darfur?

The Hague-based court has over the years issued several arrest warrants over alleged crimes committed in Darfur.

Who are those wanted by the ICC over Darfur?

Africa

South Africa takes over as AU chair: What to expect

Resolving conflicts, tackling gender equality, climate change and boosting commerce are high on 2020 agenda.

South Africa takes over as AU chair: What to expect

AJ IMPACT

EU to suspend some of Cambodia trade benefits over human rights

Cambodia is preparing for suspension of some its Everything But Arms trade privileges after opposition crackdown.

EU to suspend some of Cambodia trade benefits over human rights

Lebanon

The Syrian women and girls sold into sexual slavery in Lebanon

Syria's refugee crisis has shone a light on sex trafficking in Lebanon, where victims are often treated as criminals.

The Syrian women and girls sold into sexual slavery in Lebanon

Nelson Mandela

In Pictures: 30 years since Nelson Mandela became a free man

Nelson Mandela served 27 years in prison for fighting against the South Africa's discriminatory apartheid system.

In Pictures: 30 years since Nelson Mandela became a free man

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Civil rights groups sue over US state's 'Israel boycott law'

Journalist says her speaking invitation at a Georgia university was cancelled after she refused to sign anti-BDS pledge.

Civil rights groups sue over US state's 'Israel boycott law'