Issues / Human Rights
From Assad redefining a presidency to death-squads redefining war crimes.
China’s broken and thuggish legal system is producing a new brand of “terrorism.”
Just over a year after the implementation of a new free trade agreement with the United States, Colombia’s sugarcane cutters continue to face widespread labor rights violations.
Micro-blogging is increasing the pressure on the Chinese government to eradicate “Re-education Through Labor” camps.
But the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi provide a key platform to repeal Russian laws against gays.
Although known for decades for its oppressive behavior, Myanmar's government is capable of very little when it comes to conserving natural resources, promoting development, and protecting citizens.
When James Senenbrenner, the congressman who introduced the Patriot Act, can’t stomach the NSA’s data collection programs, you know they’re in trouble.
Philanthropists use microlending and financial literacy programs to conscript world’s poor into the service of free markets.
The unrest gripping Turkey has less to do with Islam than with the AKP’s policies of privatization, its push to centralize authority in the hands of the country’s executive branch, and its silencing of the media.
Action-oriented, the Slovenia Occupy movement didn’t get mired in debate.