Civil Rights

US Supreme Court weighs citizenship question for 2020 census

Court’s conservative majority appears ready to OK question - a move rights groups say would result in an undercount.

US Supreme Court weighs citizenship question for 2020 census

LGBT

US Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases

Cases will be argued in the autumn, with decisions likely by June 2020, during the presidential election campaign.

US Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases

United States

Trump extends deportation protections for Liberians

Amid pressure, White House announces it is extending temporary protections for some 4,000 Liberians in US for a year.

Liberians welcome US DED extension, call for permanent solution

Witness

The Belarus Dilemma: Fighting Europe's Last Dictatorship

A group of human rights defenders raise their voices against Europe's last dictatorship.

Crime

Coerced to confess: How US police get confessions

Why would someone confess to a crime they did not commit? We look at six cases of coerced confessions in the US.

United Kingdom

Ex-British soldier charged over 'Bloody Sunday' killings

Ex-British soldier was charged for his part in killing of 13 civil rights marchers in Northern Ireland 47 years ago.

Ex-British soldier charged over 'Bloody Sunday' killings

Witness

False Confessions: How Innocent People Confess to Crime in the US

A lawyer and psychologist expose the interrogation techniques that make people confess to crimes they didn't commit.

United States

US women's football team players demand equal pay

Top women’s football players sue the US Soccer Federation, claiming the organisation pays them less than male players.

US & Canada

US Democrats introduce bill targeting voter suppression

The Voting Rights Advancement Act would help defend black and minority groups against voter suppression, Democrats say.

US Democrats introduce bill targeting voter suppression

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's violent crackdown continues amid reports of rape

Fearful residents locking themselves in at night, with at least 12 killed in unrest as sexual assault reports emerge.

Zimbabwe's violent crackdown continues amid reports of rape

United States

Over a million Florida ex-convicts can begin registering to vote

US state voted in November to restore voting rights to most ex-convicts who have served all terms of their sentence.

Over a million Florida ex-convicts can begin registering to vote

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists plead not guilty

Three leading campaigners on trial over their involvement in the 2014 Umbrella Movement calling for political reform.

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists plead not guilty

Hong Kong

Trio who sparked Hong Kong's Occupy protest to stand trial

Critics say charges will further undermine Chinese territory's waning freedoms as Beijing tries to assert control.

Trio who sparked Hong Kong's Occupy protest to stand trial

Al Jazeera World

Who Killed Robert Kennedy?

Fifty years on, questions about witness testimony, hidden evidence and the true identity of Kennedy's killer remain.

Racism

The Smith-Carlos Black Power salute: Once vilified, now praised

Tommie Smith, John Carlos were ridiculed after raising fists during 1968 Olympics. Fifty years on, they inspire others.

The Smith-Carlos Black Power salute: Once vilified, now praised