Human Rights

COTE D'IVOIRE: A massacre witnessed

This boy was shot in the face when armed men attacked a building where scores of people had sought refuge

HLS International Human Rights Clinic lobbies for humanitarian restrictions on weapons


Vital lifeline opens up for trapped Libyans as UN vessel arrives with aid

A WFP food distribution at Ras Jedir on the Tunisian-Libyan border

Syria: Bread and Propaganda

Syrian bread promoting love of Bashar al-Assad

ANALYSIS: Evacuated from Gaza in 2005 but still “homeless”

Temporary housing at the Gush Katif settlements in Gaza. About 230 of the 1,450 families from Gush Katif have...

Man Wrongly Convicted: Are Prosecutors Liable?

When prosecutors violate the law to deprive a person of a fair trial, is vindication enough, or should the prosecutors be held liable for damages?

MIGRATION: Afghan asylum-seekers hit by tighter immigration rules

Insecurity and lack of socio-economic opportunities have contributed to the rise in asylum seekers from...

Key U.S. Accomplishments at the UN Human Rights Council

This September will mark the two-year anniversary of U.S. membership on the United Nations Human Rights Council. U.S. engagement at the Council has led to a number of new mechanisms to spotlight and address serious human rights concerns and focused...

Asylum-seeker numbers fall to almost half levels of a decade earlier, UN reports

Asylum applications lodged in 44 industrialized countries, 2001-2010

Tips on Avoiding Fraudulent Charitable Contribution Schemes

The Federal Bureau of Investigation reminds the public to use caution when making donations in the aftermath of natural disasters. Unfortunately, criminals can exploit these tragedies for their own gain by sending fraudulent e-mails and creating phony...