Japan’s Next Premier Should Endorse a Sanctions Law

Click to expand Image Myanmar residents in Japan stage a protest rally in Tokyo on August 1, 2021.  © 2021 Kyodo/AP Images Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will hold its party presidential election on September 29. The winner will almost certainly become Japan’s next prime minister. Four candidates – two women and two men […]

EU Should Address Beijing’s Assault on Rights

Click to expand Image European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Council President Charles Michel, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping are seen on a screen during a video conference to approve an investment pact between China and the European Union on December 30, 2020 in Brussels, […]

Hungary’s Scrapping of NGO Law Insufficient to Protect Civil Society

Click to expand Image People protest in Heroes’ square against a new law that would undermine Central European University, a liberal graduate school of social sciences founded by U.S. financier George Soros in Budapest, Hungary, April 12, 2017. © 2017 Reuters Despite a chorus of international criticism, the Hungarian government has been in no hurry […]

Russia: Authorities Targeting Free Speech at a University

Click to expand Image Tens of thousands of people rallied in central Moscow Russia, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, for the third consecutive weekend to protest the exclusion of opposition and independent candidates from the Russian capital’s city council ballot. © 2019 AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko (Moscow) – Prosecutors have ordered a university in Moscow to submit […]

Australia: Protect Human Rights in Foreign Policy

Expand Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, at the United Nations headquarters.  © 2018 Frank Franklin II/ AP Photo (Sydney) – The Australian government should make the protection of human rights a central focus of its foreign policy, Human Rights Watch said in […]

South Africa: Attacks on Foreign Nationals

Expand Hundreds of foreign nationals displaced by xenophobic attacks in Durban on March 27, 2019  take refuge near the Sydenham Police Station.  © 2019 RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP/Getty Images. (Johannesburg) – Authorities in South Africa should urgently investigate, and arrest and prosecute those responsible for a spate of violence against foreign nationals in Durban from March 25 to […]