Biloela family to reunite on Australian mainland but visa status expected to remain unchanged

The immigration minister, Alex Hawke, is set to announce on Tuesday that the Murugappan family will be released from detention on Christmas Island and allowed


From Minsk to Hong Kong, people power just isn’t working any more | Will Hutton

The west’s ineffectiveness in the face of the arrant use of torture, unlawful arrest, savage imprisonment without trial and flagrant abuse of international law, even


Ai Weiwei on colonialism and statues, Churchill, China and Covid

From this week a seven-metre-high installation entitled Gilded Cage, by the exiled Chinese artist and human rights campaigner Ai Weiwei, will be on display at

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Asylum seekers risked all to get to the UK, then they were deported at dawn

At 7.15am, half an hour before charter flight Esparto 11 took off from Stansted airport, a detainee with a documented history of self-harm asked to


Argentina sends DNA test kits to embassies to find junta’s victims

The Argentinian government has sent thousands of DNA testing kits to its consulates around the world in a groundbreaking effort to put names to unidentified


‘One name in a long list’: the pointless death of another West Bank teenager

Route 60, the north-south artery that carves its way through the West Bank, is both the lifeblood of the region and a source of daily


ECHR criticises Italian court for referring to ‘red underwear’ in rape case

The European court of human rights has condemned an Italian court for “reproducing sexist stereotypes” after it referred to a woman’s red underwear and bisexuality


The world is slowly waking up to Paul Kagame’s brutal actions in Rwanda | Michela Wrong

There are moments when the international community’s perception of a leader shifts into a new configuration, often for reasons that can’t be entirely logically explained.


UN rights body debates ‘systematic discrimination’ in Israel and Palestine

The UN’s main human rights body is to meet to discuss launching an investigation into “systematic discrimination and repression” in Israel and Palestine, with the