Where and How to Sit? The Darfur Genocide and the Dilemma of the International Criminal Court
When the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in the Hague sought to indict the sitting president of The Sudan, Mr. Omar al-Bashir last July...
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...
Referring to concerns about our common defense and rejecting as false the perceived choice between our safety and our ideals, President Obama has reaffirmed that his administration will uphold and be guided by the rule of law and the rights of man enshrined...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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
The pace of change in Washington is already accelerating. Less than 48 hours after President Obama was sworn in, citing the importance of the "rule of law and the rights of man" in his Inaugural Address, the nominee for the key administration...
Is it compassionate to release a terminally ill terrorist who has been convicted of killing hundreds of civilians by blowing their airplane out of the sky? That’s the position taken by the Scottish government when it decided to release Pan Am Flight...
Secretary of State Clinton: Fight Human Trafficking Now
Highlighting the 2001 murder of the 20-year-old Russian woman, Oksana Rantchev, in Cyprus while trying to escape her captors, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in an op-ed piece...
We are pleased to share with you the following announcement from the White House concerning the nomination of Luis de Baca for the post of Ambassador-At-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Mr. de Baca, an attorney with solid credentials...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
What is the future of the European Court of Human Rights
(ECHR) in applying the rule of law? Is the ECHR a necessary vehicle for protecting
human rights or an inefficient mechanism that improperly interferes with the
sovereignty and rule of national...
Earlier this week, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),
in conjunction with the National
Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC),
state and local law enforcement, rescued 79 teenage prostitutes and arrested
104 alleged child...
Imagine that Union of Congolese Patriots (UCP) warlord Thomas
Lubanga visited your family's home one day. Chances are that if you had a young
daughter, she would be taken by force and used by Lubanga's rebel group as a
sex slave. If you had...
According to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's allies, the Inter-American
Court of Human Rights interferes with national sovereignty by taking cases
that have not been fully resolved in domestic courts. These critics contend
that the human rights...
If former Liberian President Charles Taylor, now convicted and
sentenced for war crimes, had retained power, would the U.N. Human Rights
Council (UNHRC) offer his regime membership? Would the mass murder, torture,
and use of child soldiers be ignored...