The Young South Australian of the Year and anti-FGM campaigner visits Canberra for International Women's Day week.
- by Serena Coady
Iceland has led the Human Rights Council initiative, winning support from European countries and possibly delegations from other regions for the criticism of Saudi Arabia.
- by Stephanie Nebehay
In December 2018, months after the outgoing UN rights chief called the country one of the "most prolific slaughterhouses of humans in recent times", Burundi asked the UN office to leave.
Staff working at Canberra's Bimberi Youth Justice Centre are lagging well behind in their mandatory human rights training.
- by Peter Brewer
A right to life, freedom of expression and cultural rights of Aboriginal people will be specifically protected in Queensland under new laws.
- by Felicity Caldwell
He had dresseed in a Mao-style suit and thick glasses to impersonate the North Korean leader, and was just having a good time. Vietnam was not amused.
- by Adam Taylor
Kenya's highest court is due to rule on whether to repeal sections of the penal code that make gay sex punishable by up to 14 years in prison.
Reports of human rights abuses by security forces often trickle out of the easternmost region of Papua, where a separatist movement has simmered for decades.
- by Tom Miles
Maduro has started closing the nation's entry points while his soldiers soldiers blocked the movements of self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido.
- by Alex Vasquez
A vast campaign of surveillance and oppression is made more powerful by the collection of DNA during "free health checks".
- by Sui-Lee Wee
The conflict, which has killed tens of thousands, is widely seen in the region as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.