Human rights

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How many principles have we scrapped since 9/11? A new Guantánamo film reminds us | Shami Chakrabarti
The Mauritanian tells the true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, whose plight has left a stain on ideas of Anglo-American justice, says former shadow attorney general Shami Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti

24, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Sri Lanka at 'tipping point’ with risk of return to past atrocities, activists warn
Civil rights groups say situation ‘getting worse on a daily basis’ as UN human rights chief expresses alarm over deepening impunity

Karen McVeigh

24, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Peers vote for 'judicial committee' to assess genocide claims
Proposal is attempt to find compromise on issue after two rejections in Commons

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

23, Feb, 2021 @5:17 PM

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EU must be 'united and determined' on Russia sanctions, says Borrell
Member states agree to impose measures under so-called Magnitsky act over arrest of opposition leader

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

22, Feb, 2021 @5:57 PM

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Francis Deutsch obituary
Other lives: Immigration and asylum solicitor who came to the UK on Kindertransport at the age of 13

Ros Wollen

22, Feb, 2021 @11:25 AM

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'A pandemic of abuses': human rights under attack during Covid, says UN head
Freedoms have been crushed and free speech impeded by governments around the world, says António Guterres

Annie Kelly and Pete Pattisson

22, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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UK's anti-terror chief fears rights group boycott threatens Prevent review
Neil Basu says move to oppose appointment of William Shawcross could harm process

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

22, Feb, 2021 @12:32 AM

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Boris Johnson declares he is 'fervently Sinophile' as UK woos China
PM seeks to strengthen UK trade ties with Beijing at No 10 roundtable despite Uighur abuses

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

21, Feb, 2021 @7:10 PM

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Hidden dangers in the proposed free speech law | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to planned legislation that will allow students, academics or visiting speakers to sue English universities


19, Feb, 2021 @4:46 PM

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United Nations asks UAE for proof that Princess Latifa is alive
Request for information on Dubai ruler’s missing daughter follows release of secretly recorded messages

Michael Safi

19, Feb, 2021 @4:28 PM

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Asylum seeker brings case against Covid 'curfew' at London hotel
Proceedings launched against home secretary challenging legal basis for restrictions

Diane Taylor

19, Feb, 2021 @11:58 AM

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Indigenous peoples face rise in rights abuses during pandemic, report finds
Increasing land grabs endangering forest communities and wildlife as governments expand mining and agriculture to combat economic impact of Covid

Patrick Greenfield

18, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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