human rights issues
EU shows how to do a dodgy survey
Anne Fleck | 16 May 2013 |
tags: EU, homophobia, human rights
The EU's largest-ever survey of hate crimes and discrimination against LGBT people claims that they labour under a terrible burden. But the figures don’t support the conclusions.
Cultural imperialism on the march
Robert R. Reilly | 13 May 2013 |
Why is the Obama administration promoting Gay Pride Months and campaigning for gay rights in countries like Pakistan and El Salvador?
Indifference to the fate of Middle East Christians has ancient roots
Lars Brownworth | 18 April 2013 |
tags: Christianity, Egypt, Iraq, Middle East, Syria
The Western media is using an centuries-old playbook in its treatment of Iraqi, Syrian and Egyptian Christians.
Will Egypt become a totalitarian state?
Robert R. Reilly | 26 December 2012 |
tags: Egypt, Islam, Muslim Brotherhood
The Muslim Brotherhood wants to control all aspects of the state and personal life after consolidating its power.
Wisdom from Massachusetts
Michael Cook | 08 November 2012 |
The failure of a referendum on assisted suicide shows that "dying with dignity" is not a progressive cause.
I’ll drink to that!
Andrea Mrozek | 25 October 2012 |
tags: Canada, pro-life movement
In Canada, two pro-life jailbirds have been awarded Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medals.
Thomas Szasz: man versus myth
Theron Bowers | 23 October 2012 |
tags: mental health, psychiatry
An unconventional psychiatrist reminds us that the zeal to help is easily corrupted by a need for control.
Nobel laureate criticises one-child policy
Michael Cook | 15 October 2012 |
Will the national pride in China's first national to win the Nobel Prize for Literature lead to a reform of the one-child policy?
The new sexual predators
Alana S. Newman | 12 October 2012 |
tags: bioethics, egg donation, surrogacy
It used to be just men looking for one-night stands. Now it's older women and gay men seeking their eggs.
Will “choice” trump even gendercide?
Margaret Somerville | 03 October 2012 |
tags: Canada, sex selective abortions
A new page in Canada’s abortion debate will force pro-choice politicians to decide just how non-negotiable their position is.
Barefoot power lights up rural Africa
Izael Pereira Da Silva and Boldewijn Sloet | 17 September 2012 |
tags: Africa, development, solar energy
Two Australian entrepreneurs are behind a company that is transforming lives at the bottom of the social pyramid.
The human rights and wrongs of “Innocence of Muslims”
Sarah Joseph | 14 September 2012 |
tags: hate speech, Middle East, Muslims, USA
Should the United States have banned the film that has caused ructions in the Middle East as hate speech?
Immigration: he who is without sin
John B. Londregan | 11 September 2012 |
tags: 2012 elections, Immigration
Those who complain about illegal immigration are still morally complicit: they gladly take advantage of cheaper prices made possible by undocumented workers.
Wrongful conviction: lessons from the Chamberlain case
Joanna Kyriakakis | 21 June 2012 |
The dingo did take Azaria Chamberlain. The criminal justice system does get it wrong, each error bearing its own human cost.
Moving the goalposts on DOMA
James S. Cole | 06 June 2012 |
tags: jurisprudence, same-sex marriage
A vital case in the debate on same-sex marriage was settled with the help of judicial legerdemain.
Religion has its rights in the public square
David Cortman | 09 May 2012 |
tags: religious freedom
There are no historical or rational grounds for denying faith a public voice.
The shining city on a hill slams its doors
Constance Kong | 07 May 2012 |
tags: Chen Guangcheng, China, human rights
The Obama Administration's treatment of two Chinese dissidents has been shameful.
Free speech no fait accompli
Alex Perrottet | 03 May 2012 |
tags: freedom of speech, media
On World Press Freedom Day, it’s not just Fiji that needs to pull up its socks.
Barefoot and blind: the power of one
Michael Cook | 02 May 2012 |
tags: Chen Guangcheng, China, one-child policy
A disabled campaigner against China's one-child policy has outwitted the world's most powerful governments.
Martin Shaw | 01 May 2012 |
tags: Barack Obama, genocide, human rights
The Obama Administration has created an agency to identify and address threats of atrocity around the world. Will it be effective?
Parenthood is not just a private project
Jennifer Roback Morse | 23 April 2012 |
tags: marriage, parenthood, rights of the child
The state’s role in marriage is essential to protect the rights of children against the mere wilfulness of adults.
A cry for purpose
Nicole van Heerden | 16 March 2012 |
Young people want to be part of a cause, especially if it is one their elders have seemingly ignored.
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