Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Too many never make it. In 2016, it’s estimated that over 5,000 people died crossing the Mediterranean, highlighting the
By: Karin Deutsch Karlekar and Christopher Hamlin In 2013, inventor of the internet Tim Berners Lee reflected, “When you
Parts of the memorial will have to be entirely replaced at a cost of $20,000.
Ask yourself these four questions. Can I criticize my head of state on Twitter? Can I join a human rights group to campaign
Laurence Peters directs the United Nations Association's only graduate seminar on the United Nations in Washington DC. It
America's relationship with Islam is fraught with tension. Donald Trump doesn't want to let any more Muslims into the U.S. He's not alone. But no one wins if Americans end up fighting an endless war with 1.6 billion people worldwide.
"Press freedom depends on safety," noted Guy Berger, UNESCO's director of the Division for Freedom of Expression and Media
Qatari authorities and FIFA, world football's governing body, were quick to dismiss our findings when we published them last month. But when FIFA's new President Gianni Infantino visits Qatar this week, he must confront the issue head on.
I understand the need for a democratic ally in the Middle East, and Israel's principles are closer to our principles than are those of its neighbors, but Israel's human rights violations should also be criticized.
The idea of human rights has become so expansive and that there is no longer any rational basis for determining what is and what is not a human right. But to preserve their meaning and what enforcement is possible, human rights need to remain clearly defined and apart from politics.
We are at a disturbing conjuncture in world history. There are currently more people displaced by war, persecution and conflict than at any time since World War Two -- almost 60 million in total.
Inadequate access to pain-relieving medications contradicts the notion of article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including the right to medical care, which also encompasses palliative care.
In advance of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Cuba on March 22, there is speculation about whether he can pressure Cuba to improve its human rights. But a comparison of Cuba's human rights record with that of the United States shows that the U.S. should be taking lessons from Cuba.
Only a few months after Turkey's President Erdogan raided the offices of the Koza Ipek Media Group, the Turkish police assaulted early this month the offices of Feza Publications, which owns two newspapers and two TV stations, without any warning.
If anyone had said the United States was going to make LGBT rights a leading issue at the United Nations -- I would have said that was not going to happen. When Hillary did it in 2011, it was unbelievably huge for activists all over the globe fighting for their lives.