That a British law imposed in 1862 has been lifted is a cause for celebration. But changes will not happen overnight.
International publicity can curb day-to-day abuse by prison authorities and puts political pressure on the government to release those detained.
“I and many people would really regret if something happened to Tom in the next few years.”
Assam, a state in north-east India, recently excluded four million people from the citizenship list.
In 2002, Nepal outlawed indentured labour for children. Now, girls taken from their families are trying to make up for missing out on education.
The former cricketer brings an enthusiasm for welfare and eliminating corruption.
From meeting meth addicts locked in cells to joining an opium den, Patrick Winn wants the world to see the human face of organised crime.
Adul Sam-on was born in Wa, an unrecognised state within Myanmar.
The Russian president is less visible at the World Cup than at the Sochi Winter Olympics, but he is winning far more friends.
In recent years, Thailand has undergone a significant period of instability. Now it is focused on a unifying thread of hope.
Clare Rewcastle Brown’s investigation helped expose the 1MDB scandal that has led to the former PM’s arrest.