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Enforced Disappearances

Chibok and the scourge of enforced disappearance

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 09.02.2016 | HuffPost Home
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

The reports first came in a trickle, then a deluge. In April 2014, we learnt that Boko Haram had raided the Government Secondary School for girls in C...

Hundreds Abducted And Tortured By Egyptian Security Forces, Amnesty Reports

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.13.2016 | World

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security agents have abducted and tortured “at least several hundred people”, some as young as 14, in an unprecedented ...

Giulio Regeni Is Our Saint

Sara Khorshid | Posted 04.08.2016 | World
Sara Khorshid

It is as if Giulio Regeni was crucified for us all, but instead of taking away our sins, he exposed the sins of Egypt's and the world's ruling elites.

Not Even James Bond Can Rescue Mexico's Image

Homero Aridjis | Posted 05.31.2015 | World
Homero Aridjis

MEXICO CITY -- While James Bond is cavorting in downtown Mexico City among giant skeleton props, leaping over rooftops and jumping into helicopters in an fictional exercise the government hopes will bolster Brand Mexico, Mexicans all over the country are clamoring for a new deal and real justice.

A New Hope With Every Sunrise for Families of the Disappeared

Geoffrey Mock | Posted 10.31.2014 | World
Geoffrey Mock

In every one of these cases, there is an answer. There is someone in these governments who knows where these people are or what happened to them.

My Time in Secret Detention in Syria: "We Could Hear the Screams of Torture Victims"

Shappal Ibrahim | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Shappal Ibrahim

On May 29, 2013, one of the guards came to our cell and told me I would be released. I didn't believe him, I thought I was going to be executed. The guards shaved my hair off and I was sure I was going to die.

Northern Irish Travel to D.C. to Advocate for Colombian Peace and Cease Fire

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

The Northern Irish directly confronted the concerns of those in the U.S. who claim that somehow the FARC are not worthy negotiation partners because of the human rights violations they have committed during the course of the conflict.

Three Years Since Revolution, Tunisia Seeks to Reckon With Difficult Past

David Tolbert | Posted 03.16.2014 | World
David Tolbert

While those in Western countries may wonder what is meant by "transitional justice," in societies emerging from a period of mass abuse -- such as systematic torture, massive disappearances and crimes against humanity -- the question of how to address past abuses is an urgent one, particularly for victims.

Enforced Disappearances: The Search for Justice Often Has a Woman's Face

David Tolbert | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
David Tolbert

Today, the International Day of the Disappeared focuses attention on victims of enforced disappearance, including the mothers, wives, sisters, family members and communities who are left behind to pick up the pieces after a disappearance.

General Musharraf Must Face Justice

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

General Pervez Musharraf, who has returned to Pakistan from self-exile, must face justice. He must be prosecuted for his serial criminality, including subversion of the constitution.

Pakistan's War Against Human Rights Watch

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Reports issued by H.R.W. and other human rights groups are professional analyses of different countries. It is absolutely irresponsible and unethical to respond to such criticism with personal attacks on individual professionals affiliated with these organizations.

Disappearances in Pakistan: The U.N. Mission Must Succeed

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 11.14.2012 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

This visit may give impetuous to international calls to the Pakistani government to end suspected extrajudicial practices and punish officials responsible for the countless cases of forced disappearance.

Security Forces, Blamed for Rights Abuses, Irk Pakistan's Supreme Court

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 10.02.2012 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

In an extraordinary institutional confrontation, Pakistan's Supreme Court says the country's paramilitary forces should stop human rights abuses in the country's largest province of Balochistan or face prosecution.