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Mass detention of Uighurs has been superseded by trade talks, say rights advocates.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.
Getting Away With Murder
Why the campaign to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing is losing steam.
China’s Khashoggi Can Still Be Saved
Photojournalist Lu Guang has fallen victim to an old vendetta in his homeland.
Neither Side Gets the Khashoggi Debate Right
The tribalism infecting U.S. domestic politics has unfortunately crept deep into the foreign-policy discourse.
Honduran Activist’s Murder Trial Addresses Symptoms, Not Causes, of Violence
Seven men were convicted in the 2016 killing of environmental activist Berta Cáceres, but real accountability—and remedies for the corruption and insecurity plaguing Honduras—lag far behind.
China Is Violating Uighurs’ Human Rights. The United States Must Act.
Much of the world has turned a blind eye to Beijing’s abuses. Washington cannot remain silent in the face of an elaborate campaign of repression and religious discrimination.