How Old Courts Derail New Democracies
For the nations in Russia’s orbit, holdouts in the judicial system are an Achilles’ heel.
The Foreign Agents Registration Act Is Broken
Stepping up enforcement of FARA before reforming the act is a recipe for disaster.
Kenya’s Bid for LGBT Equality Hits a Wall
Judges declined to overturn colonial-era laws criminalizing same-sex relationships. Human Rights Watch’s Neela Ghoshal says it’s a setback with regional repercussions.
The End of Hong Kong Is Almost Here
Allowing extradition to China would be another nail in the coffin.
Hong Kong is Set for a U.S.-China Showdown
A controversial extradition bill has exposed the region’s autonomy as a fiction.
Julian Assange’s Legal Trouble, Explained
The WikiLeaks founder is in British custody and faces extradition to the United States.
The Mueller Report Is a Test for the United States
As the world looks on, it’s up to Washington to demonstrate the strength of its institutions.
Astana Tries to Silence China Critics
Head of watchdog organization detained for work on Xinjiang camps.
All the Legal Trouble in Trumpworld
Robert Mueller has finished his investigation, but that may be the least of the U.S. president’s worries.
El Salvador Kills Women as the U.S. Shrugs
Washington helped start an epidemic of violence against women in Central America. Now it’s washing its hands of the problem.
The U.N. Hates Hate Speech More Than It Loves Free Speech
The U.N. Secretary General is going soft on one of the most fundamental human rights.
Will Israelis Say Bye-Bye to Bibi?
The Israeli leader faces possible corruption charges weeks before a key election.
The Maybot and the Marxist
A stubborn prime minister and an intransigent opposition leader have brought British politics to a standstill. Parliament is poised to seize control of the Brexit process, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a referendum rerun.
Brazil’s judiciary will be a major check on the country’s far-right president-elect.
Last Call for Hong Kong’s Rule of Law
Trying protest leaders fairly would show the city still has a fair justice system.
The Prophet Mohammed Doesn’t Need Courts to Protect Him
European courts are trying to support Muslims—but will only stoke Islamophobia.
The War Over War Powers Heats Up in Congress
A top Middle East diplomat’s confirmation has been blocked in the Senate as new Syria strikes loom.
In India, Still Unfurling the Rainbow Flag
New Delhi may have decriminalized homosexuality on the books. Now it needs to destigmatize it in people’s minds.