By James M. Dorsey The adoption of a human rights declaration by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that was designed to shield wealthy Gulf monarchi...
We need to reflect on our own lifestyle and the way we live, understand the impact our living has on the planet and on our brothers and sisters and consider how we need to change our ways.
In the second episode of The Pearl of Africa, I take you deeper into Cleo and Nelson's life, showing something that's rarely highlighted when talking about transgender people in Uganda: their love, their hope and their dreams.
The World Bank is currently in the process of an unprecedented review of its social and environmental safeguard policies -- many of which were inspired by acts of Congress and U.S. government advocacy over the last few decades.
Roebuck doesn't decide U.S. policy on Bahrain, but he will be in charge of explaining it to Bahrain's government and people, setting the tone for how the U.S. embassy there is seen.
The U.S. government should seek assurances from the Egyptian authorities that independent scholars, and others who may have critical things to say about the policies of the Sisi government, will not be excluded from Egypt on bogus grounds of national security or disingenuous claims about visa regulations.
New U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Stephen Beecroft is expected to arrive in Cairo in the coming weeks to start work. Although he doesn't decide U.S. polic...
On Dec. 10, I was sentenced me to three months in prison for having crossed the line at a military base that wages drone warfare. The punishment for our attempt to speak on behalf of trapped and desperate people abroad, will be an opportunity to speak with people trapped by prisons and impoverishment here in the U.S.
We failed, and in no short order -- so let's try to stop downplaying this whole affair or attempting to justify it along legal or ideological lines. The longer we try to defend it, the longer it will take us to create meaningful change and move on as a country.
I am tired of listening to our officials say things that are simply and obviously in direct contradiction with what we actually do. Enough is enough. It is time to stop pretending we are something that we are not.
Over the past thirteen days world leaders and representatives from 195 countries, members of the business community, academics, NGOs, indigenous and grassroots organisations, a total of over 12,000 international visitors have descended on Lima.
In more than two decades, why hasn't video become more effective in exposing and ending police brutality? I believe that it has, despite the shocking decision from the grand jury in Staten Island. Here's why.
A half-century later, my father's words are still powerful, still relevant. Justice, racial equality, and the Beloved Community that he often described are still, to paraphrase Victor Hugo, ideas whose time has come. In fact, their time is long overdue.
Few of the "emerging" rights have yet garnered sufficient consensus to be considered established universal rights. But what the political nature of human rights does point to is this: each one of us has a role to play in shaping the human rights of the future.
As this generation rises to power in public and private leadership roles, those at decision-making tables across the spectrum will have an opportunity to think critically about their own actions.
Today we spread the message that human rights are nothing if they are not universal. We seek justice for Salwa, not merely in the prosecution of her assassins, but in peace, security and democratic freedom for the people of Libya.