Tag Archives: Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

Nigeria’s election: human rights on the agenda

     

On February 16, 2019, Nigeria will hold its first national elections since the nation’s peaceful transfer of political power in 2015. While pre-election assessments suggest positive developments by electoral stakeholders,… Read more »

Violence returns as Bangladesh gears up for polls

     

Bangladesh has faced increasingly difficult human rights challenges in recent years, notes the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission: The country’s decision to open its border to approximately 800,000 Rohingya refugees… Read more »

Egypt’s ‘classic authoritarian bargain’ proves to be the worst ever counterterrorism strategy

     

When it comes to the Middle East these days, the buzzword in the international community is “stabilization,” as opposed to “transition,” notes Asli Aydintasbas, a senior fellow at the European… Read more »

As APEC Summit looms, Vietnam escalates crackdown on rights campaigners

     

  Vietnam should drop all charges and immediately release student blogger Phan Kim Khanh, Human Rights Watch said today. Vietnam’s donors and regional leaders should make it clear that they will… Read more »

Human rights a casualty of Philippines’ ‘war on drugs’

     

President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial campaign against illegal drugs in the Philippines will be the subject of a hearing at the U.S. Congress this week. The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission… Read more »