Free Speech

Two cheers for human rights

Source: BBC Human rights are important, but they will never be a solution to ending conflict, writes John Gray. When we hear reports of nightmarish atrocities being committed in Syria, it’s easy to respond by thinking these horrors could be prevented if only the country had a government that respected […]

Forced disappearances key problem

Source: The Daily Star The United States has identified forced disappearances, discrimination against marginalised groups, and poor working conditions and labour rights are the significant human rights problems in Bangladesh. In its annual human rights report, the State Department criticised a host of human rights problems in Bangladesh, particularly arbitrary […]

Freedom of Thought: Independent

The Freedom of Thought 2012 report: the non-religious are still being persecuted By Waleed Alhusseini (Getty Images) Like many non-religious people around the world, I use the internet to express my thoughts. Especially in a country where the vast majority believe in one religion, and do not like to hear any […]