Tag Archives: human rights

Domestic Violence in the Middle East

There cannot be true development in the Middle East without progress on women’s rights.

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Child Trafficking: A Global Scourge

The elimination of child exploitation is a daunting task. But it is achievable if effective programs are put in place.

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US Policy on Immigrant Children Violates the CRC

The US is the only country in the world that hasn’t yet ratified the CRC — the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Both the Reagan and the Bush Sr. administrations played an important role in drafting the treaty.

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Easter Reflection: A Woman of Valor

Adriana Calvo de Laborde survived mistreatment in Argentina’s detention centers. Her testimony was instrumental in bringing the perpetrators to justice.

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China’s Global Battle over Human Rights

China has turned human rights into an underrated, yet crucial battleground in the shaping of a new world order.

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The Supreme Court of India Has Decriminalized Homosexuality

For 157 years, Indians have lived under a tyrannical colonial law that was contrary to our country’s ancient spirit.

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Dissing Canada: How the Saudis Beat Themselves

Multiple diplomatic spats raise questions about Saudi concept of sovereignty and its human rights obligations internationally.

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Trump’s Budget Priorities: Crimes Against Humanity?

President Trump’s proposed budget highlights the increasing White House determination to find military solutions to the world’s ills.

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Asia’s Dark Underbelly and Long-Term Development

Across Asia, governments not only refuse to recognize a quest for cultural, ethnic, national or political rights, but are often willing to suppress them with brutal force.

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China in My Life — China in the 21st Century

Are the Beijing Olympics a pinnacle of China’s rise — or a pitfall?

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