Blog Posts in Human Rights

Posted by Katrien Hinderdael on Dec 11, 2013
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Salva Kiir, President of the Re

In recent weeks, the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, has taken positive steps as a responsible advocate and defender of human rights.

Posted by Hannah Weitzman on Dec 11, 2013
An open pit is seen at a Debswana mine, a joint venture with De Beers.

With leading world diamond corporation De Beers moving its headquarters to Gaborone, the capital of Botswana in the coming months, it is imperative for the international community to move beyond the rhetoric of Botswana as the “African Miracle” and address the human rights violations that have stemmed from resource exploitation. 

Posted by Hannah Weitzman on Dec 11, 2013
LRA defectors, Invisible Children

This week, Invisible Children released breaking news of the largest Lord's Resistance Army, or  LRA, defection since 2008. 

Posted by Kateri Kramer on Dec 6, 2013

A weekly roundup of must-read stories, posted every Friday.

Posted by Guest Contributor on Dec 5, 2013

Yesterday the Dutch government decided to offer debt relief to Sudan, an extraordinarily misguided action, the more so since Sudan was the only country favored by such relief.