human rights are to be protected, and the rule of law to prevail, the days of
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime are numbered. Until then, the
massacres will continue.
May 25 th , the Syrian government murdered over 100 people...
Not since World War II has an international tribunal held a
former head state accountable for war crimes. That changed last week when the Special
Court for Sierra Leone sentenced Liberia's former president, Charles Taylor, to
prison for a term...
The preamble to the Republic
of Uzbekistan's Constitution provides in part that "[t]he people of
Uzbekistan, solemnly declaring their adherence to human rights...affirming
their commitment to the ideals of democracy and social justice, recognizing...
In 2011, the Iraqi government announced that it had closed the misnamed Camp Honor, a prison located in Baghdad's "Green Zone" where prisoners were tortured. According to Human Rights Watch, the prison remains open today and is still being...
The Christian population has been plummeting across the
Middle East in recent years. The primary cause of the decline is radical
Islamic persecution of non-Muslims, from church burnings to outright murder
simply for the "crime" of being Christian...
Harvard University Professor Niall Ferguson, a noted
economic and financial historian, contends that the rule of law has been
supplanted by the rule of lawyers within the United States. He cites Dodd-Frank as an example of legislation
Sudan's Pro-Islamist President Omer Al-Bashir is
orchestrating acts of violence as a means to intimidate the South Sudanese
government. Given that Southern Sudanese are primarily Christian and animist,
it is unsurprising that Al-Bashir is pushing...
North Korean regime feels shamed today after its long-range rocket
malfunctioned during a test flight last week. And while the world focuses on
whether this rogue nation will detonate a nuclear bomb to remind everyone that
it is a military force...
Without context, the term "dancing boys" might appear to be
innocent in nature, such as a reference to a youth dance troupe. Even the Afghani
term "bacha bazi," which roughly translates as "boy play," doesn't fully...
European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and
Democratisation (EIUC) is offering two great ways for you to learn more about
human rights in Summer 2012: (1) The Venice School
of Human Rights; and (2) The Venice Academy
of Human Rights...
Radical Islamists have fully seized the reins in Sudan with
the government giving Christian citizens until April 8 th to flee the
country. To remain means to face likely death, as the rule of law is abused to
violate human rights by religious bigots...
Some members of the legal profession take for granted that the
license to practice law is a grant of permission to do so by the government. In
countries where the rule of law is paramount, there would be public outrage if one's
If you are working or teaching in the field of human rights, you
may wish to apply
for the one-year European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation
(E.MA.) program offered by the European Inter-University Centre for Human
When the documentary " Saving Face "
won this year's Academy Award for best short documentary, it was the first
Oscar earned by a Pakistani film. The documentary is now available for viewing
on HBO .
Yet some Pakistanis criticize...
Fighting against the human rights abuses of Ugandan Lord's
Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony, the organization Invisible
Children has released " KONY
2012 ," a 30-minute video that has gone viral in social media with tens
For a regime that claims to follow the tenets of Islam, the
Iranian government casts the official state religion in a poor light by running
parliamentary elections on a Friday , the weekly day of worship for faithful
Moslems, a decision based upon...
As demonstrated last weekend at the annual meeting of the American Association
for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), there is a movement to classify
dolphins and whales as "persons" vested with human rights. This classification
some, Judge Baltasar Garzón of Spain's Audencia Nacional is a hero for his work
from the bench to address human rights violations. Aggressively applying the
concept of universal jurisdiction, the judge reached across the globe to bring...
No country is immune from patronage systems and the related
endemic corruption. In the United States, the term "Tammany Hall" brings to
mind governmental benevolence dispensed on an uneven playing field in exchange
for money or favors. Even...
In 1949, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Robert H.
Jackson warned about turning the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights into a
national "suicide pact." On similar grounds, the Israeli Supreme Court earlier
this month rejected a challenge...