Mob Attack in India Highlights Broader Violence

A video captures a mob beating up an elderly activist. He falls to the ground with his clothes awry as young men rain blows down on him. Such attacks are horrifying, but sadly not unusual in India. Expand Swami Agnivesh, a Hindu human rights activist…

ICE Agents Use Deception, Coercion Against Migrants

Expand Children are escorted to the Cayuga Center, which provides foster care and other services to immigrant children separated from their families, in New York City, U.S., July 10, 2018. © 2018 Reuters/Brendan McDermid A month after President Donald Trump reversed his abhorrent policy of…

International Criminal Court Treaty Turns 20

This week was the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, the treaty that led to the creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague. The court, with its mandate to prosecute atrocity crimes, has a more crucial role than ever….

‘No Deal’ Brexit Carries Risks For Rights

Expand Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Dominic Raab, holds documents as he poses with European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, ahead of a meeting in Brussels, Belgium July 19, 2018. © 2018 Reuters/Francois Lenoir The prospects of the UK leaving…

Turkey: Normalizing the State of Emergency

Expand The human rights monument in Ankara cordoned off with a police barricade during Turkey’s state of emergency to prevent its use as a site of public assembly and protest, 2017. © 2017 private (Istanbul)—A draft law being rushed through Turkey’s parliament will preserve many…

Will African Governments Implement the UN Arms Embargo on South Sudan?

Expand A soldier walks past women carrying their belongings near Benitu, northern South Sudan, February 11, 2017.  REUTERS/Siegfried Modola The United Nations arms embargo on South Sudan imposed by the security council last week is a positive, if long overdue step. South Sudan’s war has…

Chicago Protest Demands Informed Consent for Intersex Patients

Expand Intersex activist Sean Saifa Wall protests outside Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago for Intersex Awareness Day on October 26, 2017. © 2018 Love & Struggle Photos, courtesy of Pidgeon Pagonis This afternoon in Chicago, the Intersex Justice Project (IJP), a US-based advocacy group, is…

Cameroon: Killings, Destruction in Anglophone Regions

[[nid:320434 field_ne_alignment_limited=right] (New York) – Government security forces and armed separatists have committed grave abuses against residents of Cameroon’s Anglophone region, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The region has been roiled by protests and violent clashes rooted in long-standing political grievances…

Why Oregon Should Keep its Landmark Sanctuary Law

Expand A Mexican laborer carries a freshly harvested Christmas tree at a processing yard in Dallas, Oregon, U.S. November 25, 2017. © 2017 Reuters The Mexican farmworker was only 23 years old and working in an almond orchard in California when the foreman began to offer her food and drink,…