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Fugue Of Civilian Death With Iraq, Syria, ISIS, Drones

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 07.26.2016 | World
Anhvinh Doanvo

Even when CENTCOM finally responds, numbers are likely to diverge significantly: by August 2015, the SOHR estimated that 181 civilians were killed in coalition airstrikes while US-CENTCOM reported the death of only two.

How can there be guardianship over women in a modern Saudi Arabia?

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 07.25.2016 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

So much has happened over the past 10 days: a terrorist attack in France on Bastille Day, a failed Turkish coup, Donald Trump officially become the Re...

Murder and Militias--Iraq's Sunni-Shiite Plan After ISIS

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
Anhvinh Doanvo

So long as murder, torture and other human rights violations recur with impunity among Shiite forces operating in Sunni Iraqi provinces, there will be little reason to remain optimistic for the stability of Iraq.

Yarovaya Law. The Death Of The Russian Constitution.

Evgeniya Melnikova | Posted 07.11.2016 | World
Evgeniya Melnikova

It's been quite a rough summer in Russia so far. On July 7th, 2016 Mr. Putin signed a new bill, known as "Yarovaya Law." While human rights organizati...

Ibrahim Halawa's Story

Ghazal Omid | Posted 06.23.2016 | HuffPost Home
Ghazal Omid

It was the summer of 2013; a summer for one 17-year-old boy named Ibrahim Halawa that could easily be called the summer of hell. Ibrahim is an Irish c...

Breaking the Silence to Convict a Dictator

Reed Brody | Posted 06.22.2016 | World
Reed Brody

(N'Djaména, Chad) - Sitting cross-legged on a mat in her modest home in the capital of Chad, as a fan whirled noisily to stave off the 105 degree hea...

Saudi Arabian Social Justice Human Rights Lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair Continues to Fight for Social Justice from Prison

Bill Quigley | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
Bill Quigley

"Even from prison, you can still light a candle" Waleed Abu al-Khair began to practice law in Saudi Arabia in 2007. He quickly earned an internat...

Obama, Heeding Close House Vote, Should Press Saudis to End Yemen War

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.16.2016 | World
Robert Naiman

President Obama is meeting Friday with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with the conflict in Yemen among the topics of discussion. The President should take a signal from the House vote, and pressure Saudi Arabia to end its war in Yemen.

Institutionalized and Isolated: How Serbia is Failing Children with Disabilities

Kim Samuel | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Kim Samuel

As a passionate advocate for improving the lives of people with disabilities, I'm always eager to learn how different countries approach the obligatio...

China, Russia, Others Deny UN Status for Press Advocacy Group

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Evelyn Leopold

At issue is a little-known UN committee that accredits non-governmental groups (NGOs) to participate in some meetings and conferences, including the Human Rights Council in Geneva. For the past four years it has deferred six times an application from the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

Human Trafficking--How You Can Help

Chanler Jeffers | Posted 05.30.2016 | Impact
Chanler Jeffers

I was in a restaurant recently. It was a cafeteria style, where you basically go down a line with people serving you from behind a glass partition, and the customer explains what he or she wants. T

Roads To Olympia: LGBTQ Equality

Roads To Olympia | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Roads To Olympia

By Aaron Weiss The upcoming narrative feature film Roads to Olympia chronicles the stories of three young athletes in three different countries st...

Advocates for Besieged Children Say Collaboration Is Essential

Barbara Crossette | Posted 05.05.2016 | HuffPost Home
Barbara Crossette

Grim images from the small world of children are multiplying. Little bodies adrift in the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. Uncomprehending faces pressed...

My Father's Tragedy And a New Hope For the UAE

Marwa Alaradi | Posted 04.19.2016 | World
Marwa Alaradi

I have been campaigning for my father's freedom for over 600 days. For over 600 days our family, human rights groups and the United Nations have been stressing that Salim Alaradi is innocent.

When Sally Met Lebanon's Personal Status Laws

Halim Shebaya | Posted 04.20.2016 | World
Halim Shebaya

Regardless of the final outcome, this unfortunate incident should serve, at the very least, as a reminder that Lebanon's personal status laws are in dire need of reform, especially in relation to gender equality and discrimination.

The Unending Punishment of Fallujah, Iraq

Dan Kovalik | Posted 04.13.2016 | World
Dan Kovalik

While the U.S. media gleefully reports on such war crimes when alleged to have been carried out by Assad or Putin, it is silent when it comes to covering such war crimes when committed by the U.S. or allied governments.

Jail Diversion Takes a Human Rights Focus

Ginger Lerner-Wren | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Ginger Lerner-Wren

There is no doubt that mental health resources are needed across all communities to expand access to care and promote recovery. A human rights approach goes far to reduce stigma and change attitudes.

Why Did This Mother Attempt to Smuggle Her Children?

Halim Shebaya | Posted 04.11.2016 | Women
Halim Shebaya

In Lebanon, the referee has called a foul on an Australian woman, Sally Faulkner. Apparently, she had arranged a Hollywood-like plan whereby child-recovery agents would help her "abduct" and then smuggle her two children out of the country.

Inclusive Classrooms Benefit All Children

Paras Shah | Posted 04.11.2016 | Education
Paras Shah

Every child, regardless of disability, has the right to attend a quality, inclusive school on an equal basis with others. Until that right is realized, we continue to fail inside and outside the classroom.

Human Rights Watch Chastises Louisiana For Endangering HIV-Positive Inmates

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 04.02.2016 | Crime

Louisiana, notorious for the world's highest incarceration rate, often fails to provide basic HIV services to inmates in parish jails, endangering not...

Silenced Angolans Originate International Noise

Catarina Rocha Ferreira | Posted 03.29.2016 | World
Catarina Rocha Ferreira

On the same month that Angola takes the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council; Let me introduce you 17 (seventeen) Angolan activi...

An historic Week: Bringing War Criminals to Justice

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 03.27.2016 | World
Stefan Simanowitz

The fact that these cases were heard in the same week may be merely coincidental, but it nevertheless sends out a strong signal that commanders who commit or permit atrocities will ultimately be held responsible.

These Are The Major Human Rights Issues In Cuba And The Castro Government’s Response

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.22.2016 | World

HAVANA -- After delivering a major speech aimed at the people of Cuba on Tuesday morning, U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to hold a meeting w...

Big Brands Sell Their Souls to the Devil

Steve Robertson | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Steve Robertson

I research entertainment and media trends constantly because of my work in the music and humanitarian world. I subscribe to Noam Chomsky's philosophy ...

We Will Not Stop Until Our Father Comes Home

Marwa Alaradi | Posted 03.11.2016 | World
Marwa Alaradi

What was supposed to be a family vacation turned into the nightmare of our lives when my father was kidnapped into a mysterious black car on the streets of Dubai. As we waited for the UAE government to sort out my father's unjust detainment, we realized that dead silence is not the answer.