Human Rights

Women Come Last in Syrian Refugee Camps

'The low status of women in Syria and other Arab nations — as well as the cultural relativism practised by the agencies mandated to protect them — has resulted in abuse and violence'

We Can Have a Free Press and Justice Too

The real threat to liberty is not Leveson but the Coalition’s own Defamation Bill—yet it is not too late to make a sensible amendment

Confronting Islamic Intimidation

'Since when does violence by those whose religious feelings are offended weaken America's resolve to stand by its values?'

Online Only: The A,B,Cs of Latter-Day Autocracy

Dictatorships may not be lumbering behemoths, but William J Dobson overstates the extent to which authoritarians have changed their ways

Freedom of the Press Now Concerns Us All

The censorious among us can seize on vast amounts of online evidence and use it to ruin the lives of citizens at random

The Hijacking of the Human Rights Debate

The inside story of how Nick Clegg and his allies ruthlessly organise their opposition to repatriating powers to the UK

Party Lines

Our columnist listens to the ongoing debate about human rights

Court Out

‘Britain has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reform the European Court of Human Rights’

The Rise of Rights and the Fall of Man

Healthy societies have an inbuilt sense of how things are and ought to be. But we have abandoned common sense, integrity and virtue

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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