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While Syria Burns

Donna McKay | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
Donna McKay

More than three years after peaceful protests were met with deadly force by security forces and the situation devolved into a civil war, the suffering of Syrians across the political spectrum has been prolonged because politics trumped peace and security, impunity prevailed over justice, and a system of international governance and its leadership failed.

Why We Need to Look Back in Order to Move Forward

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Human Rights First

President Obama has repeatedly stated that it's important to look forward, not backward. The United Kingdom's new Conservative Prime Minister, however, begs to differ.

Stop Beating Students with Disabilities in Schools

Alice Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alice Farmer

Corporal punishment causes pain, humiliation, and in some cases deep bruising or other serious injury; it also can have long-lasting psychological consequences.

Why The ICC Should Speak Out on Iran

Christopher Santora | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Christopher Santora

Of the many criticisms levied against the international community's efforts to promote accountability, perhaps the most pervasive critique is a rather simple one -- the lack of consistency.