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."
A human rights report voiced disappointment at Burundi's new leader, who took power in June. The report cites political appointees accused of human rights abuses and lawlessness among Evariste Ndayishimiye's supporters.
Last month Egyptian authorities encouraged witnesses in a notorious gang rape case to come forward. When they did, they themselves were reportedly charged with crimes. The move has stifled Egypt's rising #MeToo movement.