Human Rights

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson’s op-ed in The New York Times, “Why the U.S. Military Can’t Fix Syria,” reveals many of the misguided assumptions that have guided the Obama Administration’s policy of strategic restraint in the Middle East.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Riyadh is killing civilians with American help, and it’s jeopardizing the international credibility of the United States.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Turkey has banned all academics from leaving the country after cancelling their annual leave, as President Tayyip Erdogan's post-coup crackdown escalated to "exceptional proportions".
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Ahead of the Mexican president’s visit to the U.S., Amnesty International joined with six other human rights groups to call on the U.S. government to once again withhold aid to Mexico’s security forces. The groups submitted a joint memorandum to the State Department and U.S. Congress concerning the Mexican government’s failure to meet human rights requirements set out in the Merida Initiative.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
At least eight people were killed when jets believed to be Russian bombed a Syrian refugee camp on the border with Jordan on Tuesday, activists say. Dozens more were injured when tents at Hammad, a remote desert area, were struck around noon. Most of the casualties were reportedly families of members of a rebel group known as the Eastern Lions, which is fighting so-called Islamic State (IS).
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Dozens of people have disappeared in the past two years at the hands of counterterrorism forces in Kenya, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Wednesday.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
El Salvador is the most violent peacetime nation in the world, seemingly stuck in a perpetual cycle of gang hostilities and truculent police behavior. A new security approach could quell inflamed tensions, and just might lower the country's elevated homicide rate -- for good this time.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Egypt's security services have forcibly made hundreds of people disappear and tortured them in the past year to try to tackle dissent, a rights group says. Students, political activists and protesters - some as young as 14 - have vanished without a trace, according to a new report by Amnesty International.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Peru’s victims of forced sterilization under the dictatorship of Alberto Fujimori await an important decision this week, as prosecutors are set to decide whether the human rights case will be allowed to move forward or relegated to the dustbin of history, local media reported Tuesday.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The United States provides Kenya with significant amounts of military aid, yet human rights abuses by Kenyan security forces must force the U.S. to consider its pattern of military aid and what can be done to counteract these abuses.

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