People and Power

  • April 26, 2017

    Endorsement of the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples does not equal implementation, speakers told the UN General Assembly at a special meeting to celebrate the Declaration’s tenth anniversary

  • April 24, 2017

    The Electoral Commission is to investigate the Leave.EU group over its spending during the 2016 EU referendum campaign.

  • April 21, 2017

    Many commentators have already called the 2017 General Election. But it may not be as simple as it looks on the surface.

  • April 21, 2017

    A global wave of protest organised by Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples' rights, has called for a halt to the destruction of tribal peoples’ land, lives, and human rights in Brazil, on the country’s Day of the Indian.

  • April 21, 2017

    Amnesty International has warned all those standing as candidates in the forthcoming general election that their choice of language can have serious consequences, and called for calm and measured campaigning from all parties.

  • April 19, 2017

    You may be in pain because of a delayed operation. You may be unable to get social care for a frail parent. You may be worrying that your child’s school is about to lose teachers.

  • April 18, 2017

    Turkey’s government and president should reverse the decision to extend the state of emergency after winning the presidential referendum, and end the wave of political repression unleashed in the months before the vote, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

  • April 18, 2017

    English devolution risks becoming a "plaything of the old boys' club", according to a new report from the Electoral Reform Society.

  • April 11, 2017

    The Electoral Reform Society estimates that 127,631 Welsh residents will be denied the vote in this year’s council elections, with swathes of councillors already being elected before a single vote is cast.

  • April 5, 2017

    A recent legislative amendment requires activists and journalists reporting on government corruption in Ukraine to file public declarations of their personal assets, Human Rights Watch said today. The new requirement is vague and could be used to deter or punish investigative journalists and partners of anti-corruption nongovernmental groups for doing their job.