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Human Rights Violations

North Korea Refuses To Face The Music

AP | CARA ANNA | Posted 12.22.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council took up the issue of North Korea's bleak human rights situation for the first time Monday, a groundb...

Mexicans Protest for 43 Disappeared Students

Michael Solis | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
Michael Solis

These are things we can never know. But what is obvious is that a country of 122 million people has been awakened by 43, raising a collective voice for Alexander and the cause of justice in a way that has never been seen before in Mexican history.

Why Did Bahrain Arrest A Top Human Rights Activist?

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.03.2014 | World

Top Bahraini human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja was detained on Saturday when she arrived in her home country to see her father, a dissident who ...

The Global Crisis Of Child Labor, In 1 Map

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business

In much of the world, childhood means being forced to go to work. There are approximately 168 million child laborers around the world, according to...

Nerdrum's Closing Statement

Brandon Kralik | Posted 08.30.2014 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

Tragedy depicts the downfall of a basically good person through some fatal error or misjudgment, producing suffering and insight on the part of the protagonist and arousing pity and fear on the part of the audience. Remember though, this is not a play, it is a man's life.

Nigerian Army Abuse Is Making It Difficult to #BringBackOurGirls

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

The deployment of Special Operations Forces from the United States would be appropriate if the operation was conducted unilaterally and not in conjunction with a Nigerian military unit suspected of human rights abuses

Pussy Riot Asks Congress To Take Action

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Russian dissident punk group Pussy Riot came to the Capitol Tuesday and asked members of Congress to add 16 off...

Plays That Sound the Sirens: Of Human, Global and Political Tolls

Alan Kelly | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Alan Kelly

This week bore witness to a variety of global crises, some brewing, others resolved. Even so, their urgency was punctuated by heavy-hitting players and high-friction plays.

A New Laptop or People's Lives: Gay Uganda

Cindy Zelman | Posted 03.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Cindy Zelman

I have partaken of American excesses in the past and will likely do so in the future, but not today, not yesterday and not tomorrow. My mind is on other things.

Power To Hold Leaders Accountable For Human Rights Violations

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations plans an eight-hour visit to the Central African Republic to press transitional leaders ...

The 10 Worst Countries For Human Rights

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 12.04.2013 | World

The number of countries at risk for human rights violations has increased in recent years. In its 2014 Human Rights Risk Atlas, global analytics fi...

U.S. Accused Of Human Rights Violations

AP | Posted 09.24.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The National Lawyers Guild and other groups have filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights against ...

Instead of Punishing Russia, IOC May Punish Pro-Gay Olympians

John Becker | Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

The New York Times' Jeré Longman reports that the Olympic Charter "prohibits athletes from making political gestures during the Winter and Summer Games," and that this prohibition could be used to "banish" Olympians who choose to protest, even silently, against Russian homophobia.

China and Nigeria: Neo-Colonialism, South-South Solidarity, or Both?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Bilateral relations between China and Nigeria will likely take one of two paths in the long term: either China will remain the overwhelmingly dominant actor or Nigeria will become a regional superpower, evening out the playing field.

Afghanistan: 'It's done. No more.'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

There comes a time when one must say, "Enough is Enough!" ¡Basta! The mother of Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley, the 1,990th casualty of the Af...

UN: More Evidence Needed On Syria Chemical Weapons

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 08.04.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- A U.N. report on Syria said Tuesday there are "reasonable grounds" to believe that limited quantities of toxic chemicals have been used as w...

Remembering The Massacre Of Sikhs In June Of 1984

Gunisha Kaur | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion
Gunisha Kaur

On June 1, 1984, the Indian Government launched Operation Bluestar, a full-scale assault on dozens of gurduaras around the Sikh homeland of Punjab. Eyewitnesses tell a story different than that of the Indian government.

Rage Against the Patriarchy, Dr. Nikita Levy, and the Devaluation of Black Women

j.n. salters | Posted 06.22.2013 | Black Voices
j.n. salters

"I was compelled to complain because I feel that the vast majority of black folks who are subjected daily to forms of racial harassment have accepted ...

Human Rights and the Failings of U.S. Public Diplomacy in Eurasia

Amy McDonough | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
Amy McDonough

If the United States starts treating these issues more consistently, leaders of oppressive regimes in the region will know that they will face increased pressure on the international stage if they do not choose to fully respect the rights and freedoms of their citizens.

The 10 Worst Human Rights Offenders In The World Are...

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 12.14.2012 | World

Risk analysis company Maplecroft released its Human Rights Risk Atlas 2013 Thursday, revealing a definitive rise in human rights violations around the...

Getting Real on Human Rights at the U.N.

Ted Piccone | Posted 09.05.2012 | World
Ted Piccone

In the past several days, sound and fury again erupted in Geneva, with allegations of hypocrisy leveled against the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Peace vs. Justice: The Diminishing Importance of Diplomacy with the Emergence of International Justice

Kip Hale | Posted 09.01.2012 | World
Kip Hale

While the case-by-case circumstances of each conflict always matters, the question remains what standard playbook should the global community employ when confronted with the mass perpetration of international crimes?

ICC Turns Ten: A Measure of Justice

Kip Hale | Posted 07.30.2012 | World
Kip Hale

In this tenth year of the ICC, it is an appropriate time to take stock of the Court's progress in its primary mission: end impunity through the just rule of law.

Human Rights Crimes Still Taking Place In Syria, UN Reports

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

* U.N. investigators document latest violations * Syrian forces blamed for most killings, torture * Rebels also accused ...

When the Human Rights Community Is Its Own Worst Enemy

Kip Hale | Posted 07.07.2012 | World
Kip Hale

International human rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are often the vanguard in this global fight. So, it is perplexing when some of these NGOs undercut their own legitimacy by making public outcries that do little to help their overall causes, and in fact, undermine them.