Western Officials Ignored Myanmar’s Warning Signs of Genocide
U.S. and U.N. diplomats overlooked atrocity amid hopes of democracy.
China’s Mass Internment Camps Have No Clear End in Sight
Around 1 million Uighurs have disappeared without trial. Worse may come.
The Abuse Scandal Rocking Australia’s Special Operations Forces
How changing military strategy may have led to misconduct.
Trump Blinks, and Egypt’s Sisi Wins
By giving in on aid, Washington just lost its leverage in Cairo.
The Job of Human Rights Chief Isn’t What You Think
Michelle Bachelet has just been tapped as the U.N.’s high commissioner for human rights—but her predecessor’s experience should make her wary.
Mohammed bin Salman Is Weak, Weak, Weak
Saudi Arabia has started a crisis with Canada because it doesn't want to admit its own failings.
Religious Persecution Is on the Rise. It’s Time for Policymakers and Academics to Take Notice.
“Under Caesar’s Sword,” a new book on the repression of Christians, sheds light on issues that officials from around the world have gathered in Washington to discuss.
Liu Xia’s Freedom Shows China Can Still Be Pressured
Even Beijing admitted the Nobel laureate's widow had committed no crime.
Once Upon a Time, Helsinki Meant Human Rights
Trump’s summit with Putin risks tarnishing a legacy of Republican moral leadership.
3 Versions of Europe Are Collapsing at the Same Time
Post-1945, post-1968, and post-1989 Europe are all different — and none of them make sense anymore.
New U.S. Policy Raises Risk of Deportation for Immigrant Victims of Trafficking
The policy also makes it harder for law enforcement to investigate traffickers.
Myanmar’s Brutal Military Is Convicting Its Own Soldiers of Atrocities
Generals of an army accused of genocide have started putting troops in the dock, and it’s not because they care about human rights.
Russia and China See in Trump Era a Chance to Roll Back Human Rights Promotion at U.N.
As the United States retreats from the world, Moscow and Beijing seek to gut U.N. programs, cut staff.
Iran’s Ban of Messaging App Hurts Economy at Pivotal Moment
Rights group says app was widely used by businesses and even government offices.
‘At Least During the Internment …’ Are Words I Thought I’d Never Utter
I was sent to a camp at just 5 years old — but even then, they didn't separate children from families.
In China’s Far West, Companies Cash in on Surveillance Program That Targets Muslims
The firms profiting from China's rights abuses are often backed by Western investors.
North Korean Dissidents Lament That Human Rights Are a Non-Issue as Trump Meets Kim
The State Department says it will address rights issues at other venues.
North Korea Is a Human Rights Disaster. Trump Shouldn’t Turn a Blind Eye.
The United States has a moral responsibility and pragmatic imperative to keep rights violations on the table at the Singapore summit.
U.S. Thwarted in Bid to Change U.N. Rights Council’s Approach to Israel
Some diplomats fear the United States might now exit the council.