Issues / Human Rights
For President Mahmoud Abbas, the vote was a last-ditch attempt to boost his increasingly diminished relevance.
Federal prosecutors seek to remove justification for the existence of nuclear weapons from the trial of the Transform Now Plowshares Three.
Sudan President Omar al-Bashir detains "elbow lickers" in "ghost houses."
The citizens of Sierra Leone turned out in droves to vote, but they have failed to benefit from booming oil exploration and the mining industry.
Tunisians protested against massive youth unemployment and low wages.
There are good reasons to be cynical about the return of the PRI in Mexico. Even so, when it comes to human rights in Mexico, there's plenty of room for improvement.
Burma -- from its president to its Nobel laureate -- has failed to address Buddhist violence in its Rakhine state against Muslim Rohingyas.
Just because the cliche that Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires is repeated ad nauseam doesn't mean it's not true.
Soon after the 2006 war with Lebanon, it became clear that Israel's Achilles heel was the fear that demoralized its population.
USAID spending often means less security and more violence against women, particularly women human rights defenders.