Residents of the impoverished Bairro da Jamaica stage a protest in front of City Hall. Photograph:  Corbis via Getty Images

From time to time, cars of curious people drive slowly though Bairro da Jamaica, craning their necks for a peek at the neighbourhood that’s been in th(...)

An Uighur man drinking in a tea shop in Kashgar City, Xinjiang province, China.  A UN panel said about a million Uighurs were being held in a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy”. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

China has rejected comments by United Nations human rights experts calling for the release of hundreds of thousands of Muslim Uighurs allegedly held i(...)

The old district of Kashgar, in China’s Xinjiang province, in 2016  . Xinjiang, which borders Pakistan and Afghanistan, is an autonomous region that is home to 10 million Uighurs, who are mostly Muslim. Photograph: Gilles Sabrié/The New York Times

International pressure is growing on China after reports that more than one million ethnic Uighurs are being interned in political re-education camps (...)

Uighur people walk near  Baida Mosque. Urumqi Uygur in China’s Xinjiang province. Photograph: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images

Human rights activists have noted a “staggering” increase in the number of arrests among minorities in Xinjiang as the Chinese government cracks down (...)

“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(...)