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Islamophobia and Art

Lydia Canaan | Posted 01.02.2017 | World
Lydia Canaan

This is the speech I delivered at the 25th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on March 17, 2014 at the Palais des Nations in G...

Fighting Terrorism Without Violating Human Rights

Lydia Canaan | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Lydia Canaan

Unlike some cultural aspects that are relative, violations of innocent people's physical integrity - such as dropping bombs on them - is universally deviant.

Accountability for War Crimes in Turkey

David L. Phillips | Posted 02.22.2017 | World
David L. Phillips

Turkey is at a crossroads. Impunity lies down one road. Impunity will further entrench extremism and violence. Down the other road is accountability, helping to avert the escalation of deadly violence.

When Did We forget? How the Refugee Crisis is Revealing Our True Capacity as Humans

Anita Wing Lee | Posted 02.04.2017 | World
Anita Wing Lee

I'm here in this place that should be Heaven on Earth: on the island of Lesvos, Greece. You can see turkey in the distance. Gorgeous hills. Quaint vil...

5 Myths About the UN Human Rights Council

Ted Piccone | Posted 12.08.2016 | World
Ted Piccone

After six years on the Council, Washington is now taking a mandatory gap year and promises to run again for another three-year term in 2017, when a new administration will be in office.

Inquisition in Our Time

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 09.29.2016 | World
Harry Leibowitz

A young man is about to be beheaded and then have his body crucified in public. Sounds like some novel that takes place at the time of the Inquisition, but this is very real and is scheduled to happen in Saudi Arabia this week.

The Gulf States Should Do More for Syrian Refugees

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
Luay Al Khatteeb

This catastrophic funding crisis risks condemning generations of refugees to live in camps indefinitely. If the GCC could match aid for Syrians to the economic assistance it donates to friendly governments, the impact could be huge.

UN Human Rights Council? UN Human Wrongs Council!

David Harris | Posted 07.03.2016 | World
David Harris

The 47-member UN Human Rights Council in Geneva just voted to assail Israel because of the Hamas-triggered war in the summer of 2014. That's right, assail Israel, not Hamas.

The World's Betrayal of Israel

Shahar Azani | Posted 06.23.2015 | World
Shahar Azani

It was the month of January 2005. That Saturday night, a 17-year-old girl, by the name of Ayala Abukasis, was walking home with her younger brother, T...

Carpe Medium

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 12.01.2014 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

The IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare is dedicated to protecting and saving animal species around the world. The lifeblood of IFAW, and organizations like them, is getting their message out to the public.

Can International Intervention Assist Domestic Reconciliation?

Dinouk Colombage | Posted 05.28.2014 | World
Dinouk Colombage

The adoption of the third U.S.-sponsored resolution by the United Nations Human Rights Council on Sri Lanka will now result in an international investigation being carried out in to the conduct of the civil war in the country.

This Video Proves Your First World Problems Aren't Real Issues

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact

Having trouble ordering pizza? Tell that to the starving children of the world. That's the jarring message of "Domino's Pizza Complaints," a YouTub...

Sri Lankan Government Faces Uphill Battle

Dinouk Colombage | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Dinouk Colombage

Pressure on the Sri Lankan government continues to mount as they appear not to be pursuing any genuine plan of reconciliation.

Sri Lanka Must Tackle Resolution Head On

Dinouk Colombage | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Dinouk Colombage

Time is clearly running out for the Sri Lankan government, the international community has shown that their patience is wearing thin.

Lebanon Requires Immediate Attention

James Zogby | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
James Zogby

More than the violence or the fear of renewed civil war, what has put Lebanon on the brink is the flood of Syrian refugees who are overwhelming the country, threatening it with economic collapse and its capacity to survive as a state.

Is the U.S. Resolution on Sri Lanka Justified?

Dinouk Colombage | Posted 04.30.2013 | World
Dinouk Colombage

While the details of the pending U.S. resolution remains unknown for the time being, it is expected that it will once again call on the Sri Lankan government to work towards reconciliation and open up its doors to international monitors

Kadia, This Is for You...

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.08.2012 | World
Kumi Naidoo

We must accept that after decades of struggle led by the women movement, injustice perpetuated against women for no other reason than their gender remains.

To Restart the Mideast Peace Process Try These 'Confidence-Building' Measures

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

President Obama, the man who promised change, who went Cairo, should personally take a leadership role in dousing the Hate. A little tough love to the Palestinians is long overdue.