Category Archives: Human rights

After Khashoggi: end Saudi impunity, free Raif Badawi

     

For the past few weeks, the world has been riveted by the story of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and murder. But while global attention is focused on Khashoggi’s fate,… Read more »

Iranian Repression: Architects of Human Rights Abuse in the Islamic Republic

     

“While representing political prisoners in the Soviet Union 45 years ago, I noted that ‘vacation time in the West is prison time in the Soviet Union,’ with the regime imprisoning… Read more »

Human rights abuses: mavericks needed to counter rogues & enablers

     

  The survival of the rules-based global order is at greater risk than at any previous point in the 21st century, with ominous implications for democracy and human rights in… Read more »

Does Vietnam have carte blanche for crackdown on dissent?

     

Human rights advocates are expressing concern over an intensified crackdown on dissent in Vietnam. Some analysts suggest that the Communist regime is emboldened by perceptions that it is a strategically… Read more »

Human rights in China on a ‘downward trajectory’ under Xi

     

Protection of human rights in China has been on a “downward trajectory, by virtually every measure” since President Xi Jinping assumed power in 2012, a U.S. congressional study concluded Wednesday…. Read more »

In Sisi’s Egypt, ‘no one is secure’

     

An Egyptian court on Saturday handed down a suspended two-year sentence against Amal Fathy, a female activist convicted of insulting employees at a bank and using abusive language to criticize… Read more »

Did trade war help dissident Liu Xia win freedom?

     

Writer and human rights advocate Liao Yiwu says the US president’s trade war with China may have helped Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, win her release,… Read more »

‘Panideological’ assault on Latin American human rights

     

The trend of declining adherence to and respect for the Inter-American System of Human Rights continues and expands – and across the political and ideological spectrum, according to Global Americans’… Read more »

China’s ‘Belt and Road Power Play’ imperils democracy

     

The United States and China are in a competition to shape the course of the 21st century. At stake is whether the prevailing international order that has backstopped peace, prosperity,… Read more »

Uyghur ‘cultural genocide’? China plays long game on human rights at UN

     

Chinese authorities are putting the children of Uyghurs and other ethnic minority groups into dozens of state-run orphanages across the western Xinjiang region even if their parents are not dead, as some 1 million… Read more »