Human Rights

Turkey the Only NATO Member Singled out in Annual Religious Freedom Report
Turkey the Only NATO Member Singled out in Annual Religious Freedom Report

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its 2020 Annual Report and recommended the US government include Turkey on the State Department’s “Special Watch List” for “engaging in or tolerating severe violations of religious freedom.”

Should Christians Support Dismantling Sanctions on Venezuela as Part of Humanitarian Assistance?
Dismantle Venezuela Sanctions as Part of Humanitarian Assistance?

Some observers call for a relaxation of US sanctions on Venezuela during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eric Farnsworth offers a different recommendation.

The Clash of Civilizations Has Arrived
The Clash of Civilizations Has Arrived

What the coronavirus has revealed is not so much a new reality but the fault lines of an already existing clash that was bound to occur.

Coronavirus Opens New Front in US-China Cold War
Coronavirus Opens New Front in US-China Cold War

Some in the West may hope that COVID-19 exposes the Chinese Communist Party’s lies and human rights violations while sparking mass protests. Meanwhile, the pandemic spreads in the West and complicates the geopolitical rivalry between the US and China.

Toward a Reformation of International Human Rights

No one concerned about the erosion of freedom in the world can afford to be complacent about the state of international human rights, or simply blame it on bad actors. The UN’s bureaucratic human rights mechanisms increasingly fail to protect individual human rights, yet offer cover to human rights abusers.

Sex, Gender, and International Religious Liberty
Sex, Gender, and International Religious Liberty

Emilie Kao, director of the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at the Heritage Foundation, spoke…

Britain Mulls Advocacy for Persecuted Christians
Britain Mulls Advocacy for Persecuted Christians

While talking about persecuted Christians, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK will “stand with Christians everywhere, in solidarity” and will defend their right to practice their faith. What would this policy look like?

Human Rights and Religious Liberty in China
Countering China on Human Rights and Religious Liberty

Travis Wussow, vice president for public policy and general counsel at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern…

Why the Results of the Taiwan Elections Matter
Why the Results of the Taiwan Elections Matter

The Taiwanese people have overwhelmingly reelected Tsai Ing-wen as their president. In recent days, Tsai garnered over eight million votes,…