Human Rights

Critical Juncture for Human Rights: How Ukraine Challenges Modern Western Assumptions - Russia
Critical Juncture for Human Rights: How Ukraine Challenges Modern Western Assumptions

With crimes against humanity now on NATO’s doorstep, Westerners are focusing on human rights with concern and alarm not seen since the Cold War. As we do, we must admit that the West’s post-Cold War precepts and priorities downplayed human dignity and human suffering.

Turkey Uses Mass Detention Campaigns against Kurds - Newroz
Turkey Uses Mass Detention Campaigns against Kurds

Millions of people in many places across the world celebrated Newroz (the Kurdish and Persian New Year) on March 19-23 with their families and loved ones. Kurds across Turkey also organized mass celebrations, but that came with a heavy price.

The West Must Not Let Xi Jinping Protect Putin’s Rule and Give the CCP Another “Strategic Opportunity”
The West Must Not Let Xi Jinping Protect Putin and Give the CCP Another “Strategic Opportunity”

Xi understands well that if Putin’s regime falls, China will lose an important bulwark.

Russian Expulsion from the Council of Europe Highlights Failed Approach to Membership
Russian Expulsion from the Council of Europe Highlights Failed Approach to Membership

The Russian Federation’s expulsion from the Council of Europe on March 16, 2022, and its forthcoming exit from the European Convention on Human Rights were precipitated by the invasion of Ukraine. But they follow a long and fraught history of conflict between Russia and European human rights institutions, a story that holds lessons about the proper purpose and composition of international formations aimed at protecting and promoting human rights.

The West’s Response to Genocide - Russia - Ukraine - Putin
The West’s Response to Genocide

Mass moral atrocities and genocidal tendencies have not lessened with the supposed end of the Cold War. If anything, they have increased.

War Crimes and the West’s Response
War Crimes and the West’s Response

Shame on us if we do not act to deter what amount to escalating war crimes by Russia in Ukraine.

Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws Promote Mob Murder Against Christians
Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws Promote Mob Murder against Christians

The Biden administration must follow in USCIRF’s steps and lead in the global campaign to repeal blasphemy laws, as it aims to prioritize human rights at the core of its foreign policy.

International Trade Must Be Linked to Human Rights
International Trade Must Be Linked to Human Rights

The money that China receives from trade with Europe, America, and Japan can help Russia continue its attack on Ukraine. So the West must consider how to impose costs on Beijing so that it stops supporting Russia economically.

The Remarkable Baroness: A Review of Lela Gilbert’s Baroness Cox: Eyewitness to a Broken World
The Remarkable Baroness: A Review of Lela Gilbert’s Baroness Cox: Eyewitness to a Broken World

This new edition of Baroness Cox: Eyewitness to a Broken World by Lela Gilbert shows that the international religious freedom advocate is not slowing down, and her recent ventures take several additional chapters to describe.