Category: Human Rights

Marjorie Cohn: Tribunal Declares Trump and Duterte Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his government committed war crimes and crimes against humanity, aided and abetted by U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration, according to a recent ruling from the International Peoples’ Tribunal on the Philippines. The tribunal, which was held in Brussels, Belgium, on September 18 and 19, 2018, rendered its 84-page Read more…

Mark Weisbrot: Sanctions Will Kill Venezuelans

The humanitarian crisis will get rapidly worse if the most recent sanctions continue

Thalif Deen: Modern Day Slavery Rated World’s Largest Single Crime Industry

There are over 40 million people who are victims of slavery, including 25 million in forced labour and 15 million in forced marriages – with at least 71 percent of them comprising women and girls

Christopher Fons: The Crimes of Elliot Abrams

Elliot Abrams is a cipher for US imperialism in Latin America and the world

Jonathan Cook: In Hebron, Israel removes the last restraint on its settlers’ reign of terror

You might imagine that a report by a multinational observer force documenting a 20-year reign of terror by Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers against Palestinians would provoke condemnation from European and US politicians

Mel Gurtov: Weaponizing Humanitarian Aid

The Trump administration is explicitly using humanitarian aid as another weapon to sanction adversaries

Richard Falk: On the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

I do not think the Declaration is obsolete or even anachronistic, although it needs to be updated in various ways to take account of the distinct human rights challenges posed by the realities of the digital age

Neve Gordon: Branding migrants ‘human shields’ has a deadly motive

As the migrant caravan works its way north, and is further demonized for doing so, the world should reflect on this and how one of the pillars of international law – the category of civilian – is being eroded

Ramzy Baroud: In Breach of Human Rights

Netanyahu Supports the Death Penalty against Palestinians

Kathy Kelly: Condemning Saudi Cruelty in Yemen

Interview on a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare

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