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
Due to the involvement of Honduran security forces in the murder of Berta Cáceres, as well as a number of other documented human rights violations, the AFL-CIO is now calling for all U.S. aid to Honduran security forces to be suspended.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06

Amnesty International’s new report entitled “Right Cause, Wrong Means: Human Rights Violated and Justice Denied in Cameroon’s Fight Against Boko Haram” poses serious questions about the U.S. government’s ongoing support for Cameroon’s elite Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR).

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
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
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
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
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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