Category: Human Rights

Adam Parsons: Humanity Without Borders

Before the summit convened, it was already clear that rich governments would not be placing the needs of refugees and migrants above their narrow national self-interest.

Teesta Setalvad: Why Universities Are a Key Battleground for Human Rights in India

Caste discrimination is the ugly underbelly of India’s higher education system

Mark Weisbrot: Is Human Rights Watch Too Closely Aligned With U.S. Foreign Policy?

It is vitally important that human-rights organizations stick to their avowed principles and defend human rights without regard to the objectives of US foreign policy

Marjorie Cohn: Abu Zubaydah: Torture’s ‘Poster Child’

Zubaydah was tortured repeatedly at the “black sites,” where the CIA subjected him to waterboarding 83 times

Sonia Shah: Do the Olympics Actually Make the World Less Healthy?

If Zika does expand thanks to the Olympics, it won’t be the first pathogen to exploit a mass sporting event

Richard Falk: Human rights and the failed coup in Turkey

It is quite possible that present tendencies toward a more inclusive democracy will continue, and at the same time, denials of human rights are almost certain to persist, and justify scrutiny and vigilance

Graham Peebles: Hunger and Food Waste in a World of Plenty

Food, like shelter and health care, is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a fundamental right of all people, irrespective of circumstances or income. And yet one in nine of the global population does not have enough to eat – despite the fact that there is enough food to feed everyone. The Read more…

Ellen Isaacs: Migration: A Reflection of Capitalism

The news is full of tragic and shocking stories of the flight of refugees, such as the 12.6 million Syrians internally or externally displaced and 800 drowned this year in the Aegean sea. Today, more desperate refugees are seeking shelter in Europe than at any time since World War II. According to the United Nations Population Council, there were 232 million international migrants worldwide in 2013

Dror Ladin: Latest CIA Torture Docs Show “Evidence of War Crimes” & Level of Brutality That Even Shocked Bush

This is evidence of war crimes. And yet no one’s been prosecuted

William Boardman: Saudies Should Kill Civilians More Slowly…?

Sounds a little like a joke (and in a sense it is): Two U.S. senators introduce a resolution based on fraudulent representations of reality, seeking to make the president insist that the Saudis bomb fewer civilians in Yemen

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