Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland building  at St Stephen’s Green. Its Bahrain campus has 1,300 students. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Medical Council has been urged to take human rights concerns into account in the forthcoming process of accreditation of the Royal College of Surg(...)

Thousands of people stage a silent demonstration at Stormont over the planned liberalisation of abortion laws in Northern Ireland on Friday: Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

DUP leader Arlene Foster was among thousands of people who took part in a silent protest outside the North’s Parliament Buildings at Stormont to show (...)

Pope Francis arrived in Mozambique on Wednesday, and will then travel to Madagascar and Mauritius. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has been urged to address human rights issues on a three-nation visit to Africa that began on Wednesday in Mozambique. The pope is also (...)

The protest ‘Disco outside the Dáil’ (actually Molesworth Street) was timed to coincide with the Dublin visit of US vice-president Mike Pence. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A “Disco outside the Dáil” organised in protest against the visit of US vice-president Mike Pence drew a crowd to Kildare Street this afternoon. Prot(...)

Outgoing ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.  Photograph:   ellou Binanicellou Binani/AFP/Getty Images

Wanted: experienced lawyer to face down Donald Trump, restore the writ of international justice by pursuing Syria’s mass murderers despite the politic(...)

Bronagh Loughlin: ‘You can call in sick to your job for tonsillitis but not for a bipolar episode’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

From a young age I knew I was wired differently to other people – I worried about things that didn’t appear to be on their minds. When I finally real(...)

A man holds a portrait of Myanmar’s military commander-in-chief  Gen Min Aung Hlaing during a rally to denounce  US sanctions in Yangon earlier this month. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Call it the courtroom war of the colonels. More than two dozen Myanmar army colonels have bypassed the battlefield to fight their adversaries in civil(...)

Omar al-Bashir: trial on corruption charges rather than  genocide  dismissed by many as a mere “sideshow”. Photograph: Ashraf Shazly/AFP

On Sunday, Sudan’s ousted dictator Omar al-Bashir will begin a trial on corruption charges, something dismissed by many of his victims and human right(...)

Protesters attend a mass demonstration on Monday after a woman was shot in the eye during a protest at Hong Kong International Airport. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters.

Hong Kong’s airport was shut down on Monday as thousands of demonstrators flooded the terminal to denounce police violence, while Beijing claimed the (...)

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi: terror legislation introduced by his nationalist BJP party accused of “opening the floodgates to harassment of human rights defenders and activists” by Amnesty International. Photograph:  Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

India’s opposition parties and political activists are fiercely opposing the passage of a controversial anti-terror Bill through the country’s parliam(...)

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