Human rights are moral principles which apply to all humans. At least in theory, they apply to all humans equally, anywhere in the world.
Human rights are protected as legal rights in national and international law. These were developed in the aftermath of the Second World War, culminating in the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Paris by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. This page collates recent DW content with the keyword "human rights."
The EU's highest court has ruled that companies can ban staff from wearing Islamic headscarves and other visible religious symbols under certain conditions. Rightwing politicians have welcomed the ruling, but human rights groups have condemned it. Including the European Network against Racism. Its Senior Advocacy Officer is Julie Pascoet, so did the ruling suprise her?
Joice Mujuru served as Robert Mugabe's Vice-President for a decade. Now she is running for president in Zimbabwe with her own party. But why should people vote for someone complicit in a regime that killed thousands?
How Hungarians feel about their government's decision to detain all asylum seekers in container camps? How is German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel faring in prison? Plus how an Iranian-American started a new life in the US as a fashion designer after being jailed and lashed for flaunting Iran's strict Islamic dress code for women. We also talk about the idea of hooliganism as a sport.
Hungary this week passed legislation that allows authorities to detain all asylum-seekers, including women and children in border camps built from shipping containers. Human rights groups have unanimously slammed the decision as a "flagrant violation of international law." How do everyday Hungarians feel about herding all asylum seekers into container camps?
Turkey’s detention of the German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel on charges that he's been spreading terrorist propaganda has lead to a deterioration of already badly frayed German-Turkish relations. He has been in custody since mid-February. DW spoke to Deniz’s best friend and fellow journalist Doris Akrap who has known him for over 30 years. How is Deniz coping in prison?
The Obama Administration allowed transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice - now the new Trump administration weighed in and formally rescinded Obama's guidance. For the LGBT-community Trump's action on the bathroom-issue has validated fears that the administration wants to revoke their rights.
Hungary has approved plans to move asylum-seekers to camps along the southern border until their claims have been processed. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said the country had to act to defend itself and described the influx of migrants as a "Trojan horse for terrorism." Human rights groups have condemned the legislation. DW correspondent Stefan Bos explains what the new measures entail.