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."
In recognition of Belarus’ role in mediating the Ukrainian war, the EU lifted economic sanctions against it. But the West is still reluctant to have political links with the country’s president Alexander Lukashenko who the opposition accuses of human rights abuses. The hounding of dissidents continues despite Lukashenko’s verbal commitment to maintaining democratic standards.Julian Berner reports.
Authorities have confirmed the arrest of prominent human rights attorney Ibrahim Metwally for spreading fake news. Metwally was helping the family of Giulio Regeni, an Italian student who was abducted and killed in 2016.
It’s called the “Azerbaijani Laundromat”, a money laundering scheme which funnelled 2.5 billion euros through various European states, and which also allegedly paid off officials and journalists. The scheme came to light after a joint investigation by media organisations and human rights organisations. Casey Kelso, advocacy director for Transparency International, explains this ‘caviar diplomacy’.
Cambodia's premier has personally attacked the publication, describing its journalists as "servants of foreigners." Rights groups have warned that a government crackdown will reverse decades of progress in the country.