human rights news & views

Happy 1st birthday, RightsBase

This week marks the first anniversary of this web site. In its first year RightsBase has published nearly one hundred articles covering a diverse range of human rights issues in 82 countries. It is host to independent human rights reporting, some of which is unavailable anywhere else on the web (such as the most recent […]

Tongan police & military abuses documented

Some 700 people were arrested in the South Pacific nation of Tonga last year following riots on 16 November. Arson and looting on the main island of Tongatapu caused extensive damage to the capital Nuku’alofa and beyond. A preliminary human rights report issued shortly after the crisis documented violence and other abuses by police and […]