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."
While the Pakistani civil society is campaigning for the recovery of secular activists, a blasphemy complaint has been put forward against the "disappeared" persons. Experts say this increases the risks to their lives.
While defectors from North Korea are trying to carve out a new life for themselves in the South, some of them might have come across a rather unexpected challenge: Speaking the language. Luckily, there's an app for that. Jason Strother reports from Seoul.