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 European Court of Human Rights has found that Russia committed abuses in areas seized from Georgia in 2008. It also ruled that the Ukrainian state was responsible for the death of a protester during 2014 protests.
The Ice Hockey Federation stripped Belarus of hosting the 2021 World Championship. This was the right move, but it's hard to escape the impression that financial concerns were the driving factor, writes Chuck Penfold.
Uganda's main opposition leader has asked a tribunal in The Hague to investigate his country's president for human rights abuses. At an online press conference, police accosted Bobi Wine and dragged him from his car.
Before Ethiopia was led by Nobel Peace Prize winner, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, it was ruled by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front for nearly three decades. In November, fighting erupted between the TPLF and the central government, forcing millions to flee their homes. We take a look at the backstory to these divisions, and find out more about Ethiopia's central government under Ahmed.
Since fighting broke out between Ethiopia's central government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front in November, tens of thousands of people have fled the country. Nigel Tricks from the Norwegian Refugee Council gives an update on the fighting in the Tigray region and its impact on the region's refugee crisis.
We hear the backstory to the conflict that erupted in Ethiopia’s Tigray region in November and get an an update from the Norwegian Refugee Council about what the Tigray conflict means for the region's refugee crisis. Plus: some creative solutions to dealing with the COVID-19 crisis in Cuba.