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Human Rights Abuses

Australia Is Ignoring Refugee Abuse To Deter Others From Coming, Rights Groups Say

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 08.04.2016 | World

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia is ignoring the inhumane treatment of refugees held on the South Pacific island of Nauru as a means of deterring others f...

Harry Wu Steals the "Death By China" Show - A Tribute

Peter Navarro | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Peter Navarro

I had the great honor and privilege of interviewing Harry Wu for my film Death By China. It was a most difficult interview as the pain that Harry suf...

Report Tells FIFA To Protect Human Rights Or Move World Cup From Qatar

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 04.14.2016 | Sports

International soccer's governing body needs to improve its practices for protecting human rights or consider moving the 2022 World Cup from Qatar, an ...

Dear President Obama - No "Business As Usual" After Gen. Museveni's Uganda Coup

Milton Allimadi | Posted 03.04.2016 | World
Milton Allimadi

President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Dear President Obama, As you know on Feb. 18 Uganda held elections that we...

A Torture Survivor's Drawings Show The Hell This Country Has Become

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.12.2015 | World

In one small East African country, the rule of law has been replaced by the rule of fear. That was the conclusion of a yearlong investigation by t...

Do Human Rights Really Matter in International Relations?

Mihai Pătru | Posted 05.01.2016 | World
Mihai Pătru

Giving human rights the "ignorance treatment" is far from a new approach for policymakers when it comes to taking a position against the perpetrating regimes. It actually follows a pattern that has occurred in relations with Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Russia, just to name a few examples.

Secrecy Steers World Bank Investments to Human Rights Abuses

Nezir Sinani | Posted 06.03.2015 | World
Nezir Sinani

The World Bank has stepped in a mess of its own making. And once again, we can only hope that the Bank itself will take a hard look at the facts at issue and make the changes necessary in order to restore a measure of trust and confidence in this global lending and development institution.

Human Trafficking Is Still Globe's Fastest-Growing Crime Despite Increased Awareness

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.07.2015 | Impact

Federal officials may be paying closer attention to the dangers of human trafficking, but the crime remains an ever-growing illegal activity around th...

Igor Bobic

GOP Opposes Diplomatic Relations With Cuba, But Not Other Human Rights Abusers | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans loudly protested President Barack Obama's historic detente with Cuba on Wednesday, arguing that diplomatic relations with a ...

Obama Ignores Morocco's Illegal Occupation and Human Rights Abuses

Stephen Zunes | Posted 02.21.2014 | World
Stephen Zunes

Late last month, President Barack Obama met with Morocco's King Mohammed VI in Washington for their first face-to-face meeting. The result was a bitter disappointment for supporters of human rights and international law.

In Our Own Backyard

K. Sujata | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
K. Sujata

What keeps this industry booming is the demand for cheap labor or services, or for commercial sex acts. Sex trafficking is big business, one of the world's biggest human rights issues and it's happening in our own backyard.

Instead of Punishing Russia, IOC May Punish Pro-Gay Olympians

John Becker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Becker

The New York Times' Jeré Longman reports that the Olympic Charter "prohibits athletes from making political gestures during the Winter and Summer Games," and that this prohibition could be used to "banish" Olympians who choose to protest, even silently, against Russian homophobia.

(Another) Open Letter to Edward Snowden

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

A couple of weeks ago, Melissa Harris-Perry at MSNBC posted a letter to Edward Snowden. Some believe that the letter was a bit sarcastic. Let me try...

Snowden's Legal and Financial Team

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Millions around the world support Edward Snowden for revealing secret information about NSA surveillance activities. But in his quest to continue to ...

U.S. Commander on Karzai's 'Collusion' Accusation: 'We Have Shed Too Much Blood Over the Past 12 Years'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
Dorian de Wind

It never seems to end in Afghanistan -- now the longest war in our nation's history. It never ceases to amaze us -- the twists and turns, the corruption, the backstabbing, the incompetence in, by and of that country and its leaders.

Tech for Truth

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 03.11.2013 | World
Jim Fruchterman

As Dr. Patrick Ball, Benetech's Chief Scientist, explained to The Atlantic, "[t]his isn't an estimate... Let's be really clear here. This is a very conservative undercount." Our grief at these results is deepened by the high likelihood that the actual number of killings is probably higher than 60,000.

What Tyrant Shall We Topple Today?

Jack Healey | Posted 09.26.2012 | Impact
Jack Healey

Most people think the people suffering in human rights situations are older people. They are not. They are young, sometimes very young. These folk need your help. Boys and girls need to protect one another, here and there. Come to the portal. Enjoy it.

U.S. Points Finger, And Arms Exports, At Human Rights Abusers

IWatch News | Zach Toombs | Posted 06.22.2012 | World

Every May and June, different branches of the State Department paint contrasting portraits of how Washington views dozens of strategically significant...

Human Rights Crimes Still Taking Place In Syria, UN Reports

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

* U.N. investigators document latest violations * Syrian forces blamed for most killings, torture * Rebels also accused ...

Chen Guangcheng's Escape: What China Is Trying to Hide From You

Chai Ling | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Chai Ling

With the eyes of the world watching, China must allow Chen and his family to live in freedom. Critically, the nation must also heed widespread calls to repeal the One-Child Policy, whose victims are largely voiceless.

Obama To Target Foreign Nationals’ Use Of New Technologies

The Washington Post | Scott Wilson | Posted 04.22.2012 | Technology

President Obama will issue an executive order Monday that will allow U.S. officials for the first time to impose sanctions against foreign nationals f...

Obama and Clinton Ignore Democrats' Pleas to Stop the Killing In Honduras

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

One has to wonder what the U.S. government would do if the violence associated with drug trafficking were ever to subside, it has been so convenient to them in building up their military and security presence in the region, and the political influence that goes with it.

I Want My Human Rights Too!

Michael Santos | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Michael Santos

As a prisoner, I am not allowed to participate in free and fair elections, notwithstanding the enormous influence political elections have over my life.

Pakistan Vs. Balochistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 04.16.2012 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

What began as a mere demand for maximum internal autonomy until recently, brutal state violence has taken the movement to a point of no-return where the irreconcilable young Balochs seek absolute independence.

World Report 2012: Strengthen Support for 'Arab Spring'

Human Rights Watch | Posted 03.23.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch said that firm and consistent international support for peaceful protesters and government critics is the best way to pressure the autocrats in the Middle East and North Africa to end abuses and enhance basic freedoms.