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The Taliban Doesn’t Care About Women’s Rights and Neither Does the Afghan Government
March 23, 2020

The Taliban Doesn’t Care About Women’s Rights and Neither Does the Afghan Government

By Sabera Azizi
The Afghan government must take a greater stake in the future of the country’s women.

In Pakistan, Criticism Grows Dangerous as Dissent Is Stifled
March 11, 2020

In Pakistan, Criticism Grows Dangerous as Dissent Is Stifled

By Associated Press
Critics of the state in Pakistan are finding themselves increasing crunched.
The US-Taliban Deal Ignores Human Rights and Women
March 06, 2020

The US-Taliban Deal Ignores Human Rights and Women

By Farahnaz Ispahani
The Trump administration's deal with the Taliban ignores human rights concerns.

Human Rights Stagnate Under New Leadership in Papua New Guinea
January 21, 2020

Human Rights Stagnate Under New Leadership in Papua New Guinea

By Joshua Mcdonald
Human rights continue to falter as the government claims to be writing a “new book” of prosperity for all citizens.

Human Rights, Reconciliation, and Peace in Sri Lanka Under Gotabaya Rajapaksa
November 27, 2019

Human Rights, Reconciliation, and Peace in Sri Lanka Under Gotabaya Rajapaksa

By Ankit Panda
Taylor Dibbert discusses the consequences of Gotabaya Rajapaksa's victory.

Education Is the Key to Empowering Afghan Women
October 23, 2019

Education Is the Key to Empowering Afghan Women

By Sabera Azizi
Afghan women see more influence than ever, but prejudice and sexism remain barriers.

The Deafening Silence of Pakistani Jihadists and Radicals on China's Uyghurs
September 20, 2019

The Deafening Silence of Pakistani Jihadists and Radicals on China's Uyghurs

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The position of radical groups on Xinjiang shows which ones are closer to the establishment.
Confronting China’s Suppression of Religion
August 29, 2019

Confronting China’s Suppression of Religion

By Farahnaz Ispahani
Instead of the Communist party's intolerance, democratic Taiwan offers a positive example.

New UN Study Highlights Business Links to Myanmar Military Abuses
August 05, 2019

New UN Study Highlights Business Links to Myanmar Military Abuses

By Niniek Karmini
A new report spotlights business involvement in funding human rights abuses.

How Beijing and Others Weaponized Interpol and the Magnitsky Act
August 02, 2019

How Beijing and Others Weaponized Interpol and the Magnitsky Act

By Rob Edens
How can institutions like Interpol cope with manipulation by authoritarian regimes?

Tajikistan Under Review: A Familiar Litany of Human Rights Concerns
July 25, 2019

Tajikistan Under Review: A Familiar Litany of Human Rights Concerns

By Catherine Putz
Comparing Tajikistan’s last two reviews by the Human Rights Committee, it’s clear Dushnabe isn’t interested in improvement.
Which Countries Are For or Against China's Xinjiang Policies?
July 15, 2019

Which Countries Are For or Against China's Xinjiang Policies?

By Catherine Putz
Last week, two coalitions sent competing letters to the UN Human Rights Council criticizing or backing China's Xinjiang policies.

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