International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Opinion
China's treatment of refugees makes a mockery of its commitments to the international community.
The World Post
Rather, the interest here is in exposing the danger to the culture of the "rule of law," which is undermined ever more deeply
Politics
This is a crucial point for our societies. Let us not get lost in an argument about who executes more or fewer individuals every year, as if a lower ranking signals an achievement of sorts for us to take pride in.
Politics
Force-feeding started at Guantanamo in response to fear that self-starving captives would stir anti-American ire. It would be ironic were this response itself to rouse worldwide outrage, making allies less likely to collaborate with us and stiffening our enemies' resolve.
Politics
As the Obama administration continues rallying its allies to hold Russia to its international law obligations in Ukraine, the international community had an opportunity this week to turn the magnifying glass the other way and question the U.S. government.
The World Post
This week the United States is up for its Periodic Review at the UN Human Rights Committee. One of the most contentious issues that will be raised is whether the US will accept that core human rights provisions apply outside its borders.
The World Post
Despite receiving little fanfare, this meeting was concerning for those of us who dedicate ourselves to human freedom for two important reasons.
Religion
Catholic bishops have been saying that the federal mandate that private insurers cover contraceptive services violates religious freedom. But the Catholic Church also supports policies that compromise the religious and moral freedom of others.
Politics
Obama has failed to condemn Israel's actions on May 31, notwithstanding overwhelming evidence of its illegality.
Politics
While our government does not hesitate to criticize other countries for their human rights violations, it has been derelict in complying with our own human rights commitments.
The World Post
Increasing sanctions coupled with a record of reliance on aggressive language, inflexible positions and the overhanging threat of war have only served to toughen Iranian resolve.
The World Post
There are allegations that the media in Sri Lanka has been intimidated through killings, torture, disappearances and detentions. Accurate reporting is the casualty.