U.N. Agencies Struggle to Carry On Remotely
Human Rights Council minutes show meetings are being dramatically cut back.
Authoritarianism in the Time of the Coronavirus
The pandemic offers dictators—and democracies alike—an opportunity for abuse.
U.N. Calls for Rolling Back Sanctions to Battle Pandemic
Secretary-General Guterres says it’s time for “solidarity not exclusion.”
Sudan Has a Window of Opportunity. The West Shouldn’t Squander It.
The country’s democratic transition is working, but without international support, it could fail.
El Salvador’s Justice System Takes on a Historic Case
Transgender rights activists say the prosecution of Camila Díaz Córdova’s death as a hate crime is an advance, although LGBTQ citizens continue to face discrimination and abuse.
Xinjiang’s Hui Muslims Were Swept Into Camps Alongside Uighurs
Testimonies and eyewitness accounts suggest the mass incarceration of ethnic Hui in China’s northwest.
U.N. Chief Faces Internal Criticism Over Human Rights
Guterres is said to back down in the face of pressure from powerful member states.
U.N. Faults Iraq for Islamic State Prosecutions
Report cites “serious concerns that basic fair trial standards were not respected.”
Human Trafficking Helps Terrorists Earn Money and Strategic Advantage
The United States should get serious about ending slavery once and for all.
Myanmar Has Blazed a Path to Democracy Without Rights
Aung San Suu Kyi’s persecution of the Rohingya paved the way for Modi.
Desperate to Save Diplomacy, White House Blocks U.N. Meeting on North Korean Atrocities
As tensions rise between Washington and Pyongyang, Trump tries to avert a complete breakdown in relations.
Myanmar’s Military Is Only Hurting Itself
As the U.N. warns of a continuing risk of genocide, Myanmar should seriously consider the last 30 years and ask if its security policies are helping anyone at all.
Iran’s Information Minister Is Not the Solution. He’s Part of the Problem.
Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi has been a key player in the Iranian government’s campaign of repression and censorship.
For Uighur Muslims in China, Life Keeps Getting Harder
Concentration camps, surveillance, and spies keep the community under tight control.
Ilham Tohti’s Sakharov Prize Will Drive Beijing Crazy
The imprisoned Uighur economist represents an entire people under attack by China.
Don’t Let Venezuela Join the United Nations Human Rights Council
Costa Rica has announced its candidacy to stop Nicolás Maduro’s tyrannical government from winning a coveted seat at the U.N.
Brexit Means Britain Needs a Constitution
British citizens will no longer be covered by EU law, and courts won’t have the power to protect minorities from the will of the parliamentary majority. Only a codified constitution can ensure basic rights.
Popular U.N. Food Agency Roiled by Internal Problems, Survey Finds
Staffers complain of abuse of authority, harassment, and widespread discrimination at the World Food Program.
Cameroon Must Make Concessions to End the Anglophone Crisis
President Paul Biya won’t get anywhere without engaging directly with separatist grievances.