Arizona Legislators Should Reject Immunity for Nursing Homes

Click to expand Image © 2009 iStock/Getty Images This week, Arizona legislators will vote on bill 1377, which would shield nursing homes from civil liability for negligence while providing services during the Covid-19 pandemic. At least 32 states have already passed laws or issued executive orders during the pandemic making it harder for nursing home […]

Liberia Misleads on Justice at UN Rights Review

Click to expand Image File photo depicting the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, November 2017.  © 2017 Reuters Liberia’s justice minister, Frank Musa, gave a misleading statement at the United Nations Human Rights Council on March 17 regarding the government’s purported efforts to ensure much-needed justice for […]

Iran: Relentless Repression of Dissent

Click to expand Image People gather for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of the Ukraine plane crash, at the gate of Amri Kabir University where some of the victims of the crash were former students, on January 11th, 2020 in Tehran, Iran. © 2020 AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi (Beirut) – Iranian authorities held a tight […]

Another Spike in Philippines’ ‘Drug War’ Deaths

Click to expand Image Police officers secure the road leading to the House of Representatives ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte’s 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA), July 27, 2020 in Metro Manila, Philippines. © 2020 AP Photo/Aaron Favila Last week, the Philippine government released new statistics on the country’s “war on drugs,” showing that […]

Hungary Rejects Opportunity to Protect Women from Violence

Expand Candles and silhouettes representing victims are placed during a rally to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women outside the Parliament in Budapest, Hungary, November 25, 2018. © 2018 Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP Amidst a disturbing global uptick in reports of domestic violence during Covid-19 lockdowns, Hungary has taken a leap […]

Guinea: Create Special Unit to Probe Protest Deaths

Expand Anti-riot police clash with Guinean opposition supporters in Conakry on March 22, 2018.  © 2018 CELLOU BINANI/AFP/Getty Images. (Nairobi) – The government of Guinea should set up a special task force of judges to investigate the conduct of the security forces and others engaged in unlawful acts during protests. The government’s failure to adequately […]

Iran: Serious Rights Violator to Lead Judiciary

Expand Ebrahim Raeesi, a candidate in the 2017 presidential elections, addresses his supporters during a campaign rally at Imam Khomeini Mosque in the capital, Tehran, on May 16, 2017.  © 2017 Getty Images (Beirut) – The appointment of a former judge responsible for mass executions to be head of Iran’s judiciary reflects the deteriorating human […]