I have been involved with human rights for almost 40 years. During my long experience, I have noticed that the most capable and courageous human rights defenders create problems for those who exploit the tragedies of the persecuted.
- Friday, 11 January 2013 17:01
UN Special Rapporteurs on summary executions, torture and migrants have expressed outrage at the beheading of a Sri Lankan domestic worker in Saudi Arabia.
Rizana Nafeek was charged with murder of a baby in her care in 2005 when she was reportedly 17 years old. According to the accused, the baby choked while being fed.
- Friday, 11 January 2013 16:32
The National Organization for Women (NOW) has launched a petition asking US President Barack Obama to appoint more women to the cabinet and other top posts.
- Monday, 24 December 2012 10:33
Santa Claus knows obtaining his Australian visa is a streamlined process but the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has reminded him there are trainee elves on student visas who need to consider their options before their visas expire early in the new year.
Given Santa’s intention to engage in limited work of a highly specialised and non-ongoing nature while down under, he applied for a subclass 456 business short stay visa. Santa's visa was approved quickly, given the happiness that had resulted from previous visits and his excellent record of compliance with past entry conditions.
- Monday, 17 December 2012 14:10
Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee has urged American mothers to speak up and oppose the gun culture.
Ms. Gbowee said she learnt with “dismay and immense pain” the horrific shooting and killing of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Connecticut.