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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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
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...
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