Issues / Human Rights

Slavery Persists

2007 marks the 200th anniversary of the end of the trans-Atlantic slave trade but modern-day forms of slavery are devastating lives throughout much of the African world.

Protesting Guantanamo

FPIF columnist Frida Berrigan describes her experience of getting arrested at the Federal District Court building in Washington, DC. The goal: to shut down Guantanamo.
The new government in Turkmenistan has pledged to continue business as usual after next month's presidential election, a frightening prospect for human rights activists and anyone concerned about the fate of prisoners of conscience.

Shaking Up Bhutan

The fairy tale kingdom of Bhutan is heading toward democracy. Overlooked has been the problem of over 100,000 Bhutanese refugees.
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