Human Rights

Bottom-Up Hope: Local Governments Bolstering Religious Pluralism in Turkey - Ekrem Imamoglu - Istanbul
Bottom-Up Hope: Local Governments Bolster Religious Pluralism in Turkey

While religious minorities go back and forth between being scapegoats and props, Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu has demonstrated that municipalities can play a key role in making their religious minority residents feel welcome as equal citizens and valued stakeholders.

Pass the BURMA Act
Pass the BURMA Act

Covering everything from sanctions and import prohibitions to humanitarian aid, the BURMA Act is one of the most comprehensive pieces of proposed legislation to address the coup.

Hope for Human Rights despite China’s Threats
Hope for Human Rights despite China’s Threats

Here is the bad news for Beijing, and the good news for the West. Despite genuine concerns over how an increasingly multipolar world will erode the human rights consensus, the agenda still remains a major obstacle to ideological competitors—both at home and abroad.

Behind the Scenes of Global Human Rights: A Review of Tistounet’s The UN Human Rights Council: A Practical Anatomy
Behind the Scenes of Global Human Rights: A Review of Tistounet’s The UN Human Rights Council

Eric Tistounet’s book The UN Human Rights Council: A Practical Anatomy adds to our understanding of United Nations bodies and how human rights are addressed within this multilateral institution.

Weifeng Zhong and Christine McDaniel Discussion on Forced Labor in China
Weifeng Zhong and Christine McDaniel Discussion on Forced Labor in China

Weifeng Zhong and Christine McDaniel of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University discuss forced labor in China and its implications for the United States.

Why is the road to The Hague accessible to Armenia and Azerbaijan but not to Cyprus and Turkey? Tasoula Hadjitofi
Why is the road to The Hague accessible for Armenia-Azerbaijan but not for Cyprus-Turkey?

To my frustration, the 1899 Hague Conventions, the 1907 Hague Regulations, and the 1954 Convention have all been flouted in Turkish-occupied Famagusta and in other parts of Cyprus. Just as frustratingly, Turkey has tried to block the road to justice via The Hague.

Foreign Policy ProvCast: Ep. 70 | Tigray vs. Ethiopia Civil War (Joshua Meservey)
Foreign Policy ProvCast: Ep. 70 | Tigray vs. Ethiopia Civil War

Joshua Meservey discusses the ongoing war between Tigray and Ethiopia’s central government. He explains how and why the war started, what Tigrayan forces want, the human rights crisis, and more.

Common Prosperity or CCP Prosperity? The Real Motivation Behind China’s Wealth Redistribution Plan
Common Prosperity or CCP Prosperity? The Real Motivation Behind China’s Wealth Redistribution Plan

Chinese President Xi Jinping has revived a decades-old term to refer to a key goal that China is now eager to achieve: “common prosperity.”

Iran as an Inspiration for the Taliban: From Governance to Human Rights
Iran as an Inspiration for the Taliban: From Governance to Human Rights

Among the voluminous commentary on the Taliban’s return to power, only a few observed its apparent desire to emulate the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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