Can Biden Fix the U.N. Human Rights Council?
The administration insists it can succeed where two U.S. presidents already tried and failed.
State Department Lawyers Concluded Insufficient Evidence to Prove Genocide in China
Despite the Trump administration’s declaration of a genocide in Xinjiang, upheld by the Biden administration, some legal experts suspect China’s behavior may fall short of actual genocide.
Riyadh Seeks Biden’s Forgiveness
Saudi Arabia has freed activists and announced reforms, but must do more to win the new team’s favor.
Why Chile’s New Constitution Is a Feminist Victory
Activists built on years of organizing to achieve a groundbreaking gender-parity requirement in the upcoming drafting process.
Modi Spent India’s Soft Power—and Got Little in Return
The prime minister has decided that international criticism is a price worth paying for pursuing his domestic agenda, but he shouldn’t be so sure.
How the Pandemic Made the ‘Last Acceptable Prejudice’ Worse
Ageism has colored the response to COVID-19 and is setting everyone up for a more difficult economic recovery.
Singing for Inclusivity in Turkey
Yeliz Guzel’s pride choir brought LGBTQ Turks together—but left her ostracized.
Biden Must Not Ignore Iran’s Human Rights Record
The U.S. government has a long history of pursuing multiple policy goals with adversaries and demanding respect for human rights will not derail nuclear negotiations.
India’s Seat at the Table
The country has long been denied a permanent place on the U.N. Security Council, but it has itself to blame.
Colombia’s Peace Court Charges Former Guerrilla Leaders
The response will indicate the future of the country’s fragile detente.
Sisi’s Last Stand
The Egyptian president enjoyed relative impunity during the Trump years. Now, an uptick in repression at home—and criticism from abroad—may end up spelling his downfall.
Biden Should Release the CIA Report on Jamal Khashoggi’s Killers
Trump has protected Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman despite the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that he ordered the assassination of a U.S. resident. The new administration should reveal the truth.
Foreign Policy Begins at Home
The best way for Biden and Harris to build better partnerships abroad is to get America’s own house in order—and that begins with human rights.
Biden Can’t Make Washington a Beacon for Human Rights by Returning to Business as Usual
The world stepped up while the United States stepped back from defending human rights. The next U.S. president should join them.
For LGBTQ+ People Around the World, Here’s What Biden Can Do to Build Back Better
Divided government or not, the incoming administration has several options for fixing the United States’ human rights record.
The Kafkaesque World of Sudanese Refugees in Israel
Aid organizations fear that Israel is about to deport thousands of asylum-seekers to Sudan now that the two countries have made peace.
Congress Isn’t Leading on Human Rights in China
The Biden team needs to step up and push new initiatives
In Rare Unanimity, Biden Could Double Down on Trump’s Uighur Sanctions
A bipartisan crackdown on Chinese forced labor has put Western corporations on notice—and could pave the way for Washington to finally support the International Criminal Court.