A Netanyahu Victory Would Be Bad News for Peace and the Rule of Law
If he leads the next government, the prime minister is likely to annex much of the West Bank and deepen attacks on judicial independence.
Tougher Sentencing Won’t Stop Terrorism
A string of attacks in Britain have led Boris Johnson’s government to seek simple remedies that won’t fix the problem.
India’s New Laws Hurt Women Most of All
New Delhi wants people to prove their citizenship. But Indian women are the demographic least likely to possess paperwork.
Taiwan’s War on Fake News Is Hitting the Wrong Targets
The fight on Chinese disinformation has become dangerously partisan.
Poland Is Purging Its Prosecutors
The PiS government is rooting out, relocating, and demoting political critics in the name of judicial reform.
It’s Not Just Elephants That Are Under Attack in Botswana
The country’s government is rolling back wildlife protections and endangering media freedom and the rule of law.
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.
Will Israelis Say Bye-Bye to Bibi?
The Israeli leader faces possible corruption charges weeks before a key election.
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.
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.