Blog Posts: International Human Rights

Thailand's prosecution in tourist deaths violated human rights

Thailand's apparent use of torture to extract murder confessions from two Burmese migrant workers was a fairly clear violation of the UN Convention Against Torture. Less clear is whether the workers or Burma will be able to seek redress.
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No Comments | Posted by Keturah T. Reed on Wed. March 2, 2016 10:26 PM
Categories: Immigration, International Human Rights, Reports (longer, analytical blog posts), Thailand

Guatemala breaks new ground in sex-slavery prosecution

A Guatemalan prosecution of mass rape, the sort of case usually pursued in the International Criminal Court, is believed to be the first of its kind in a national court.
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No Comments | Posted by Melodie Pellot-Hernandez on Mon. February 22, 2016 5:15 PM
Categories: Human trafficking, Insurgency, International Criminal Court, International Human Rights, Latin America, Refugees/Asylum

Dominican Republic violates int'l law in canceling citizenship

The Dominican Republic has stripped citizenship from tens of thousands of ethnic Haitians. The violation of human rights is epic in scale but has provoked virtually no international outcry.

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No Comments | Posted by Keturah T. Reed on Tue. January 26, 2016 8:08 PM
Categories: Caribbean, Immigration, International Human Rights, Latin America, Refugees/Asylum, Reports (longer, analytical blog posts)

H-Bomb threat aims to stymie action on N. Korea human rights

In a statement released after its purported H-bomb test, North Korea suggested that the test was in response to a UN report critical of its record on human rights.

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No Comments | Posted by Madeline A. Salamone (Maddie) on Mon. January 25, 2016 2:15 AM
Categories: International Human Rights, North Korea, United Nations, WMD

U.S. civil confinement clashes with U.K. and E.U. human-rights laws

Extradition of criminal suspects is supposed to be expeditious and routine. But the possibility of civil confinement after criminal sentences has been a stumbling block when U.S. authorities request extradition from the United Kingdom.
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No Comments | Posted by Melodie Pellot-Hernandez on Tue. December 15, 2015 8:55 PM
Categories: European Union, Extradition, International Human Rights, Reports (longer, analytical blog posts), United Kingdom, United States

ICC launches first-ever prosecution of former child soldier

Dominic Ongwen was kidnapped at age ten and turned into a child soldier. His prosecution for war crimes is a first for the ICC.
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No Comments | Posted by Samantha L. Heggum on Tue. November 17, 2015 7:15 PM
Categories: Africa, Independence movements, International Criminal Court, International Human Rights, Law of War, Uganda

Convention on the Rights of the Child: Would Ratification Impact American Kids?

The United States is now the only U.N. member that has not ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child. While this may be relevant on the world stage, it is far from clear that ratification would have any significant impact on the rights of U.S. children.


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No Comments | Posted by Ellenmai Korkoya on Tue. November 3, 2015 9:40 AM
Categories: Children's rights, International Human Rights, Somalia, United Nations, United States

Can the EU develop an effective response to its Syrian refugee crisis?

An EU plan to resettle 120,000 Syrian refugees is a good start but does not adequately address the problems asylum-seekers face in EU member states, including individual member states' actions that may violate international and EU law on refugees and human rights.


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No Comments | Posted by Madison L. Beveridge on Tue. October 20, 2015 12:44 PM
Categories: European Union, Greece, Hungary, International Human Rights, Islamic State, Italy, Refugees/Asylum, Reports (longer, analytical blog posts), Syria

What is "terrorism"? The U.N. should not leave it up to Egypt

The U.N. Security Council did not define "terrorism" when it passed its anti-ISIS resolution. It should do so as soon as possible.


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No Comments | Posted by John B. Holt on Wed. October 7, 2015 2:03 PM
Categories: Egypt, International Human Rights, Islamic State, Terrorism, U.N. Security Council
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