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Julie Gutman

Hope and Change: The Arab Spring Dominated the Headlines, But 2011 Saw Other Landmark Human Rights Victories

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 02.08.2012 | World
Julie Gutman Dickinson

As the international community prepares to mark the 61st annual Human Rights Day on December 10, here is a short list of some of the best human rights developments of 2011 outside the Middle East.

Tortuous Logic: Bin Laden's Death Should Not Be Used as a Pretext To Divide the Public on Torture

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 07.13.2011 | World
Julie Gutman Dickinson

The political repercussions of using or endorsing torture are profound. As the U.S. learned -- or should have learned -- during the Abu Ghraib fallout, political trust and respect are difficult to earn and easy to lose.

Helping Torture Victims Flourish In 'The Ellis Island Of The West'

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

We often watch news reports about a place where horrible human rights violations are occurring--Congo, Burma, Iran--and wish there was something we co...

Atrocities Notwithstanding, 2010 Saw Major Progress on Human Rights

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Julie Gutman Dickinson

On December 10, the international community will mark the 60th annual Human Rights Day, celebrating the adoption by the United Nations of the Universa...

Dying for a Living: As Global Economic Crisis Continues, Union Activists in Many Countries Pay the Ultimate Price

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Julie Gutman Dickinson

The U.S. would be well served by speaking and acting unambiguously about the importance of respecting the human rights of working people, and condemning violence against labor activists wherever it occurs.