Human Rights

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 moved into permanent homes

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 Afghanistan

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 international attention to some of the world’s most egregious human rights abusers. Much work remains before the Council can fully realize its mandate as the international community’s focal point for the protection and promotion of human rights. The United States will continue to work hard to diminish the Council’s biased disproportionate focus on Israel. The United States maintains a vocal, principled stand against this focus, and will continue its robust efforts to end it.

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 websites designed to solicit contributions.

Aid agencies prepare for worst after UN Libya resolution

Bangladeshi workers who have fled Libya at Choucha camp