Human Rights

Security guards walk past a billboard for the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on May 13, 2017. (Wang
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On China’s New Silk Road, Democracy Pays A Toll

China's vast foreign investment program comes at a sharp cost to human rights and good governance

Volunteers take down posters of Aung San Suu Kyi at the National League for Democracy Party head office on November 6, 2015 in Kaw Hmu, Myanmar.

Aung San Suu Kyi Is A Politician, Not A Monster

Western liberals projected their own hopes onto "the Lady" — and then blamed her for not living up to them.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent stands watch as a crowd of overseas visitors to the U.S. wait in line to pass through Customs January 5, 2004 at JFK airport in New York City. (Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Who Can Challenge the No-Fly List?

A prominent Pakistani doctor suspects he is on the no-fly list. He’s demanding the right to find out why.

An image released November 13, 2017, shows detainees staging a protest inside the compound at the Manus Island detention center in Papua New Guinea.

There’s No Escape From Australia’s Refugee Gulag

One branch of Canberra's notorious offshore detention system has closed. But the men who were imprisoned there are now stranded on a remote Pacific island that doesn't want them.

Acting U.S. Secretary of State John Sullivan speaks on the release of the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2018. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Human Rights Groups Bristling at State Department Report

What’s not in the report is as important as what’s in it.

Runners of the Shanghai Pride Run make signs with their fingers while wearing rainbow shoelaces at the start of the race in Shanghai on June 18, 2016.
(Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s Still (Just About) OK to Be Gay in China

Online protest has scored a solid win for LGBT rights — for now.

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Down but Not Out

FP’s editor in chief on why our April issue focuses on human rights in the time of Trump

Internally displaced people take shelter at the Tanai Kachin Baptist Church in Myanmar’s northern Kachin state in June 2017. (Hkun Lat)

First They Came for the Rohingya

Other ethnic minorities will be Myanmar’s next victims.

Eleanor Taylor illustration for Foreign Policy

Economic Rights Are Human Rights

U.S. foreign policy has exacerbated many of the evils it set out to eradicate. It needs an overhaul.

Sisal Creative illustration for Foreign Policy; Sean Money and Elizabeth Fay for Foreign Policy

The End of Human Rights?

Learning from the failure of the Responsibility to Protect and the International Criminal Court.

"Civilized families" of the First Morning Light neighborhood in Rongcheng City are displayed on public boards . (Simina Mistreanu)

Life Inside China’s Social Credit Laboratory

The party’s massive experiment in ranking and monitoring Chinese citizens has already started.

People hold placards and flags during a demonstration of France's exiled Uyghur community on July 4, 2010 in Paris.

China’s Campaign Against Uighur Diaspora Ramps Up

In its attempts to control Uighurs abroad, the Chinese government is holding families hostage.

Nikki Haley, U. S. ambassador to the U.N., at the United Nations Plaza in New York on March 6, 2017.

Nikki Haley: The Occasional Activist

Trump's U.N. ambassador promised to promote human rights. Then politics got in the way.

China's U.N. ambassador,  Liu Jieyi, votes to bar discussion of North Korea's human rights record at the U.N. Security Council in New York on Dec. 22, 2014. (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

At the U.N., China and Russia Score Win in War on Human Rights

The balance of power shifts amid a retreat by Trump and Europe.

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