The Misleading Role Of Human Rights NGOs In International Politics

By Jonathan Sigrist, -

When the media reports on events happening in countries other than their own, the nature of the information they rely on tends to be very different than they otherwise would use when reporting [...]

Mass Protests Greet Trump As He Lands In Helsinki For Summit

By Staff, -

Demonstrators brandished banners that read "Make peace, not war", "Refugees are welcome" and "Make human rights great again!" About 2,500 protesters demonstrated in support of human rights, [...]

Europe Says ‘Go Home’ in Every Language To Migrants

By Ramona Wadi, Mintpress News -

The EU chose to uphold a punitive stance against migrants, many of whom hail from sub-Saharan Africa and are fleeing the long-term consequences of war, poverty and plunder. Libya, which has [...]

The United States Has Quit the Human Rights Business

By Vijay Prashad, Independent Media Institute -

The United States has decided to formally depart from the United Nations Human Rights Council. This action by the Trump administration has been met, in liberal American and European circles, with [...]

Dozens Of Parents With Their Babies Occupy ICE Field Director Office

By Ilana Berger, Yotam Marom and Jodeen Olguín-Tayler, Popular Resistance -

On June 21, 2018, dozens of parents and babies took over the offices of Thomas R. Decker, New York field office director for ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations in protest of the Trump [...]

Here’s Why Those Who Care About Human Rights Should Not Care That Trump Pulled Out Of The Human Rights Council

By Eleanor Goldfield, -

I was a few hours late today to the story about the United States pulling out of the UN Human Rights Council. But by the time I got to the party, there was a veritable shit storm of media [...]

As The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights Turns 70, It’s Time To Resurrect Its Vision Of Global Sharing And Justice

By Adam Parsons, -

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is one of the most translated and celebrated documents in the world, marking its 70th anniversary this year. But relatively few people are aware of the [...]

ICE’s Military-Style Raid Leaves Immigrant Communities Terrorized

By Veronica Isabel Dahlberg, ACLU -

The chaos and fear that ensued last week have not abated. Lawyers were finally able to initiate contact with the 56 men in detention, but they have still not been able to contact the women, who [...]

The Foundation For International Justice Is Anti-Imperialism

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The United States has had a policy of imperialism beginning after the Civil War. The US way of war, developed against Indigenous peoples, spread worldwide as the US sought to extend its power [...]

Stop Using Discriminatory AI, Human Rights Groups Say

By Dan Robitzski, -

When it comes to developing artificial intelligence, President Trump may want a free-market approach. But a number of experts disagree — we need guidelines to protect people from discriminatory [...]

Prisoners Organizing National Strike Against ‘Modern Day Slavery’

By Michael Arria, In these Times. -

Prisoners across the country say they are gearing up for an end-of-summer nationwide strike against inhumane living conditions and unpaid labor—or, in their words, “modern-day slavery.” The [...]

Two Officials Of Center For Constitutional Rights Are Detained By Israel, Then Deported

By Staff, -

Vincent Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), and Katherine Franke, chair of CCR’s board and Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at [...]

The Time is Now for Universal Jurisdiction

By Inder Comar for his blog   -

The time is right to revive the concept of “universal jurisdiction” — the idea that a person, whatever their nationality, can be called to account before the court of any civilized country for [...]

Urgent Action To Protect Human Rights Defenders In Colombia

By Black Alliance for Peace. -

Human-rights and social-justice organizations in Colombia as well as the international community demand all charges be dropped and the state immediately release Afro-Colombian activists [...]

Protesters Fight Back Against Deportation Of Human Rights Advocate

By Staff, -

New York, NY - Over 30 people gathered for an emergency rally held for Jerome Succor Aba, a Filipino peace activist who was denied entry to the U.S. and sent back to Manila after being tortured [...]