DR Congo: No Justice for 2014 Massacre

Expand An 18-year-old student who was shot while fleeing an attack by unidentified gunmen on a church service in Mutarule, South Kivu in Democratic Republic of Congo on June 6. 2014. © 2014 Human Rights Watch (Goma) – The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has failed to deliver justice for the killing of at least […]

One Step Closer to Justice for MH17 Victims

Expand Officials from the Joint Investigation Team probing the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014 appear at a press conference in Nieuwegein, Netherlands, on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Mike Corder At a press conference in the Netherlands this afternoon, international investigators announced that the Public Prosecution Service of the Netherlands […]

Racing & Capitalism

While analogies, like cars, always break down in the end, they can be useful discussion devices. While on a run, I was thinking about my recent injury-induced lack of racing trophies and this topic kept blending in with that of the division of goods in a competitive capitalist society. This lead to an obvious analogy […]

Mexico City’s LGBT-Inclusive School Uniforms Policy

Expand Participants march during a Gay Pride Parade in Mexico City, June 27, 2015. 2015 Reuters/Edgard Garrido Mexico City’s Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum announced on June 3 that children in Mexico City would be allowed to choose the uniform they wear to school. The policy applies to pre-schools, elementary schools, and secondary schools. Sheinbaum called “the […]

Justice Gap For Kosovo 20 Years On

Expand A grave in Kosovo: “Unidentified.” © FRED ABRAHAMS ⁄ HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH This week marks 20 years since the end of the Kosovo war. What began as systematic Serbian state oppression led to attacks by an ethnic Albanian armed group, a vicious government response, and 78 days of NATO airstrikes. Civilians paid a hefty […]

Delays in US Payday Loan Reform Will Hurt Consumers

Expand Kathy Kraninger, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, takes questions from the House Financial Services Committee’s biannual review of the CFPB, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 7, 2019. © 2019 J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo   The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) announcement last Thursday that it will delay implementing key […]

Kyrgyzstan: Pressure Builds to Protect Women and Girls

Expand Burulai Turdaaly kyzy’s portrait on a building at the medical college she attended in Bishkek, November 2018. © 2018 Gulzhan Turdubaeva/Radio Free Europe/RL (Bishkek) – The failure of Kyrgyzstan’s government to prevent and punish violence against women and girls leaves them at risk of injury and even death, Human Rights Watch said today, a […]

Russia’s State-Affiliated TV, Police Target Activist

Expand Roman Udot at his court hearing in Moscow, May 22, 2019. © 2019 Novaya Gazeta This week’s arrest of activist Roman Udot in Moscow should put in the spotlight the Russian authorities’ unwillingness to rein in stalking, invasion of privacy, harassment, and other abusive tactics by the state-affiliated television station, NTV. The arrest stems […]