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, 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...
by Dawn Conway, Esq., Senior Vice President,
LexisNexis Corporate Responsibility
On June 30 2010, the LexisNexis Community listened as Ambassador Mark Lagon
discussed Human Trafficking in his webinar "Why Human Trafficking Matters to
In the eyes of Russian President Vladimir Putin, human rights NGOs
interfere with his ongoing rule that paints a thin veneer of democracy over a
regime that has never trusted the ballot box. Having risen to power as a KGB
operative, it's not surprising...
you're an adult Afghani woman, you're probably one of the 94% who never
attended school because the Taliban prohibited it. Although 3 million girls now
attend school in Afghanistan, the long-term prospects for receiving an
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...
you are a young woman living in Nigeria. Living in poverty without an education
or vocational skills, your choices are limited.
How will you
If you're a
single mother, a popular option is to work as a prostitute. Don't...
a Council on Foreign Relations' Policy
Information Memorandum , Ambassador
Mark P. Lagon proposes the creation of a global trust for the rule of law that
would be financially supported internationally by both public and private
As one views the Middle East post-Arab Spring, the
promise of democratic governments has quickly been replaced with Islamic
theocracy. The radical vision of a Grand Caliphate appears to be closer at hand
than it was at the beginning of 2011. With this...
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
Imagine you were born the child of a tea plucker on a
plantation in India. Your parents are functional illiterates who work long
hours for less than USD $2 per day to feed the family. If your family is lucky,
you will be able to eat just enough to...
No matter who wins U.N. General Assembly vote for the 18 seats on
Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), there will be critics
who contend that certain member states are unfit to serve because of their
systematic violation of human rights...
Imprisoned Iranian lawyer and human rights defender Abdolfattah Soltani is the winner of the 2012 International Bar Association Human Rights Award. The announcement was made at the International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference in Dublin, Ireland...
To many in the Western World,
Tibet brings to mind the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gayatso, a humble man who
has achieved celebrity status primarily through news reports showing him
meeting with heads of state and famous actors who are Buddhists. Relatively...
Laurel Bellows, American Bar
Association (ABA) President-Elect, recently announced an ABA anti-human trafficking initiative . During the next year, ABA efforts will
include promotion of uniform state anti-trafficking laws, first responder