The British Foreign Office’s latest human rights report—released this week—glaringly omits the country’s complicity in grave humanitarian crises, from Yemen to Myanmar to the West Bank. The annual report “no longer signals Britain’s virtue,” writes Peter Oborne. “Instead,…

World leaders recognized family planning as a human right 50 years ago, but 214 million women still lack safe and effective family planning.  

Pregnant women in US immigration detention are being denied medical care, shackled, and abused in detention centers in southwestern states, Buzzfeed reports.   Last December, the Trump administration quietly ended an Obama administration–era directive against detaining…

Attacks on healthcare services are a cruel reality of today's violent conflicts.

Prisoners are subjected to a relentless pattern of abuse in the notorious Jail Ogaden prison in Ethiopia’s Somali region, according to a Human Rights Watch report published this week.

Marking a long-fought victory for human rights campaigners, Afghanistan has enacted an official public health policy aimed at halting virginity testing in clinics and hospitals. Condemned by the WHO, the invasive procedure has persisted despite a 2016 ban, landing scores of…

The election of Portugal’s António Manuel de Carvalho Ferreira Vitorino to lead the UN’s International Organization for Migration—following the unexpected defeat of American candidate Ken Isaacs—might signal waning US clout, writes Barbara Crossette.  

Until 2016, Kenyans suffering from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis who were unable to finish prescribed courses of treatment—which often involve arduous daily treks to health facilities and could last for 20 months with debilitating physical side-effects—could be subject…

The UN has named and shamed countries including Yemen, Syria, and the DRC in its annual survey of nations’ failures to protect children. The roundup, which tracks failures across 6 categories, counted over 10,000 children killed or maimed in armed conflicts last year, and…

The Trump administration must halt family separations at the border under a temporary nationwide injunction passed down late Tuesday, a move likely to spark a high-profile legal battle with the Justice Department.