The Case for Humanitarian Aid to North Korea
It won’t bring the regime in from the cold, but it will save lives.
El Salvador’s Tough Policing Isn’t What It Looks Like
Shootings reported as enfrentamientos, or confrontations, often mask killings of civilians and other misconduct.
Americans Want Their Leaders to Obey the Laws of War
New research claims that the U.S. public doesn’t care about protecting enemy civilians. It is wrong—and dangerous.
Trump’s Human Trafficking Record Is Fake News
The U.S. government has just released a highly anticipated human rights report that whitewashes the effects of its own policies.
China’s Complacent Generation
Thirty years after Tiananmen, the CCP has largely triumphed over history. But its failure to recognize that could spell trouble.
Document of the Week: Nixon’s Little-Known Crusade Against Genocide in Burundi
A 1972 memo downplaying the slaughter of Hutus in Burundi stirred an angry scrawled response from the president.
The Alleged War Criminal in the U.N.’s Midst
Twenty-five years after the Rwandan genocide, will the U.N. at last pursue one of its own former officials?
Whoever Wins Indonesia’s Presidential Election, Indigenous People Will Lose
Millions of Indonesians lack basic protections. The presidential contenders don’t seem to care.
The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing China Sanctions
Mass detention of Uighurs has been superseded by trade talks, say rights advocates.
Lawmakers Warn Egyptian Leader Over Human Rights Abuses
A bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter directly to Sisi that appeared to suggest security assistance could be in jeopardy.
Egypt’s Prisons Are Becoming Recruiting Grounds for the Islamic State
Abuse behind bars and a record high rate of detainment are a recipe for disaster.
Sisi Has His Own Jamal Khashoggi
It’s time to hold Egypt accountable for the U.S. citizens it has unjustly victimized.
High-Wire Act Ahead for Trump’s New Women’s Rights Envoy
Tough but torn, Kelley Eckels Currie must find a way to balance her loyalties.
Astana Tries to Silence China Critics
Head of watchdog organization detained for work on Xinjiang camps.
The Arab Spring Is Not Over Yet
Major protests in Algeria and Sudan show that the spirit of 2011 lives on.
The U.S. Sought to Derail Michelle Bachelet’s Bid for Top U.N. Human Rights Job
The Trump administration was troubled by her views on abortion, Israel, and Latin America.
Detainees Are Trickling Out of Xinjiang’s Camps
House arrest or forced labor awaits most of those released so far in what may be a public relations ploy.
Defenders of Human Rights Are Making a Comeback
With larger powers in retreat, small countries and civil society groups have stepped up—and they have won some significant victories.
Morocco’s Crackdown Won’t Silence Dissent
Across the country, protesters are increasingly willing to criticize the government and the monarchy—even in the face of repression.