B.C. civil rights group sues federal government over prolonged confinement in prisons

A civil liberties group has filed a lawsuit against the federal government over prolonged solitary confinement two years after British Columbia’s top court ruled it is a violation of prisoners’ … Read More

Trudeau government backpedals on investigating human rights complaints against mining companies

WARNING: This story contains elements that may be disturbing to some audiences. Claudiana dos Santos has a nebulizer at her home in Itapicuru, a community in Bahia, Brazil, that sits … Read More

Social vulnerability matters in vaccine rollout, says international research team

A study from an international research team, co-authored by an expert in public health ethics based in London, Ont., argues that vaccine distribution plans should take into account “social” vulnerability, … Read More

Philippines orders broadcaster that refused to air president’s campaign ads off the air

The Philippines’ telecoms body ordered the country’s leading broadcaster ABS-CBN Corp. to cease operations on Tuesday, as a parliament dominated by President Rodrigo Duterte’s loyalists dragged its feet over renewing … Read More

Saudi Arabia aims to improve human rights record amid twin coronavirus, oil crises

A beleaguered Saudi Arabia is taking modest steps to improve its human rights record as it tries to navigate the coronavirus pandemic and the fallout from plunging oil prices that … Read More