A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.
A senior Egyptian official has reportedly mockingly demanded that Europe take in one million Gazan refugees if it cares “about human rights so much”, as Cairo continues to grow ever more frustrated with pressure to open its border crossing with the besieged Gaza Strip and take in fleeing Palestinians.
Amini died in September 2022 after being detained by Iran’s ‘morality police’ for allegedly not complying with strict rules on head coverings.
Like his father Chumporn and dozens of other able-bodied men from their village in northeast Thailand, Manee Jirachart moved to Israel in search of work, dreaming of a better life.
India’s top court stops short of allowing equal marriage, but recognises the rights of gay couples.
As with almost everything to do with this conflict, it depends on whom you ask.
Kenia Hernández has been imprisoned since 2020 for taking part in a demonstration at a toll booth.
Dozens of activists who champion LGBTQ, indigenous peoples’ and reproductive rights or campaign against discrimination have turned their backs in a silent protest in Geneva.
A teenager from Ivory Coast has won a case against the Maltese government at the European Court of Human Rights. The court ruled that the migrant was unlawfully treated in detention, despite suffering serious physical and mental health problems.
On September 11 this year, during the 50th anniversary of the coup d’état against socialist president Salvador Allende, thousands of Chileans marched to remember the more than 40,000 victims who were detained, disappeared, tortured, and executed during the 17 years of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship. Pinochet implemented a repressive state policy, resorting to human rights violations through existing state bodies and others created solely for that purpose.
In a win for Japan’s LGBTQ+ community, a family court has ruled that it is unconstitutional to require a person to undergo surgery in order to officially change genders.