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.
Trump Administration Steps Up War on Reproductive Rights
U.S. diplomats team up with a “rogues’ gallery” of conservative states to roll back global reproductive health gains of the past quarter-century.
When Everything Is a Human Right, Nothing Is
Reemphasizing fundamental rights is the best way to keep them universal.
To Protect Human Rights Abroad, Preach to Trump Voters
Religious leaders can help convince the most ethnocentric and authoritarian U.S. voters to oppose Washington’s backing of abusive dictators.
Guatemala Declares War on History
Looking for help on immigration, the Trump administration is silent in the face of Guatemala’s effort to seal its dirty war archive.
India Faces a Looming Disaster
Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is an election-winning machine. But its ideology is sharply at odds with economic or social common sense.
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.