Tag: human rights
Official HistoriesMarch 2014
Veterans of Guatemala’s long civil war recover the secret archive of the National Police, pulling together the missing parts of the past.
Joaquin Sapien: Guarded OptimismJanuary 2014
Examining the factors that contribute to sexual victimization in American prisons.
The Rights ClashJuly 2013
Mining in El Salvador exposes the contradiction between human rights and corporate rights under the international investment regime.
Cora Currier: Four Years Ago Obama Promised to Investigate Afghan MassacreJune 2013
Has anything happened since?
Crossing the Street in JaipurMay 2013
The activist and author reflects on childhood memories and the traffic of India’s Pink City.
History of OmissionMay 2013
The Pulitzer Prize winner on the intersection of human rights work and playwriting, telling stories that are “profoundly unheard,” and why she thinks a lot of writing about Africa amounts to little more than “pornography.”
Ann Jones: Men Who Kick Down DoorsMarch 2013
Tyrants at home and abroad.
David Jacobson: Dancing in the Streets of TimbuktuFebruary 2013
In Mali’s fight against extremists, women’s freedoms—not Islam—is the central issue.
Impunity in IndiaFebruary 2013
Major Avtar Singh of the Indian Army’s counterinsurgency in Kashmir killed dozens. India refused to punish him. So did Canada and the U.S., where he killed his family and committed suicide.
Due Process, Imminent ThreatDecember 2012
From electronic surveillance to drone strikes to racial disparities in the criminal justice system, the writer, lawyer, and advocate anticipates the most pressing issues of the next four years.
Banned in China and avoided by the American media, the Falun Gong movement turns twenty.
Trans-Formative ChangeMarch 2011
America’s first openly transgender law professor on the power of zines, the sacrifice social movements require, and the limits of legal reform.
It Wasn’t a WarAugust 2010
The Israel critic and Holocaust heir on the “Gaza massacre,” the Goldstone Report, the public turn against Israeli policy, and the difference between “of” and “in.”
Ex-detainees allege US, Afghan abuse (video)June 2009
According to the BBC, as the Obama administration takes action to shut down Guantanamo, a detention facility in Bagram (a US military base in Afghanistan) expands. Ex-detainees talk to the BBC about their time at Bagram.
The Fragile Scaffolding of Human RightsJanuary 2005
“Terrorists act as they do because they don’t have great power at their easy disposal. The result is that they rely upon the ability to exploit the mistakes of others.”