I’ve spent years defending human rights around the world, but I’ve never been this worried about the future of the United States.
"Echo chambers of falsehoods are not inevitable," a Human Rights Watch report says.
Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth came under fire this week after posting a photo on Twitter in what users called a "fabricated" picture of Saudi Arabia.
Murder, enslavement, torture, rape, and enforced disappearance are just a few of the "unspeakable atrocities" cataloged in an unprecedented U.N. report on North Korea. In short, you can control 25 million people if you kill, maim and imprison enough of them. And if your neighbor, in this case China, cuts off escape routes.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's re-election process is complete. The question is whether he is good at his job and most agree he is, despite a low-profile that can work to his disadvantage.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports that the United Nations-backed intensified military operations in eastern and northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have failed to protect civilians from brutal rebel attacks.
With an agenda that asks the ruling military junta to open its doors to national "reconciliation", Ban Ki-moon is convinced he can persuade the country's leaders that reforms are for their own good.
The human rights movement has lost one of its true heroes. But we are far stronger for the many years Alison Des Forges spent among us and for the example she set for us all.