“Travellers continue to suffer significant challenges in terms of appropriate housing . . . they have shorter life expectancy, high infant mortality and, particularly troubling, a high rate of suicide”. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Ireland’s continued denial of Travellers’ ethnic-minority status and the lack of non-denominational schools were challenged by the UN Committee on Hu(...)

Nabeel Rajab outside his home in Manama last year, holding some of the teargas canisters that had been fired into his house. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Medical ethics is apparently too sensitive an issue to discuss in Bahrain following the cancelling of an international conference that was bein(...)