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.
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?
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.
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.
February 02, 2019
Rohingya Refugees Caught Between India and a Hard Place
By Meenakshi Ganguly
All Rohingya in India should have access to a fair procedure through the UN refugee agency.
January 10, 2019
Japan’s Hostage Justice System
By Brad Adams
If Japan wants to live up to its reputation as one of the world’s most advanced democracies, it needs to modernize its criminal justice system.
January 03, 2019
What’s Wrong with India’s Efforts to Check Human Trafficking?
By Avinash Giri
A recent case of human trafficking highlights the capability-will gap in Indian law enforcement.
July 17, 2018
Reckoning With Human Rights Violations in Thailand's Extraterritorial Investments
By Wora Suk
As Thailand's investments across ASEAN increase, the country must commit to human rights due diligence that has been lacking.
June 13, 2018
When Trump Met Kim: Assessing the First US-North Korean Summit
By Ankit Panda
Who gave up what at the summit and where are U.S.-North Korea relations headed after the summit?
April 03, 2018
Capital Punishment, Human Rights, and Indonesia's Chance for the Moral High Ground
By Jack Britton
The execution of Indonesian migrant workers highlights the need for new protections, both abroad and at home.
March 25, 2018
Sri Lanka Isn't Serious About Transitional Justice
By Taylor Dibbert
We don't need more time to ponder Colombo's sincerity.
March 22, 2018
Not So Win-Win: Don’t Let China Weaken the UN’s Human Rights Institutions
By Juan Auz
For human rights defenders in Ecuador, where Chinese mining projects encroach on indigenous lands, the result could be disastrous.