Human Rights

The State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights: Concerns and Five Recommendations

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s July 8 announcement of who would serve on the new State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights has drawn a wide critical reaction.

New Report Confirms China Continues to Kill Innocent People for Their Organs
New Report Confirms China Continues to Kill Innocent People for Their Organs

A respected prosecutor chaired a panel of experts to examine whether China ended its practice of organ harvesting in 2006, as Beijing claims. These human rights advocates, physicians, and diverse leaders uncovered haunting violations.

A Christian Understanding of Human Rights
A Christian Understanding of Human Rights

The United States can protect its interests and promulgate its values at the same time. If we are to be exceptional, we must live in the tension that exceptionalism brings.

A Christian Case for Humanitarian Intervention
A Christian Case for Humanitarian Intervention

In the ceaseless struggle between civilization and barbarism, America has tipped the scales toward civilization, toward freedom and justice. In many ways, it has organized its national life—its economic, military, and moral resources—toward this end. Are we still up to the task?

Should the US Sell Weapons to States That Commit Human Rights Violations?
Should the US Sell Weapons to States That Commit Human Rights Violations?

New legislation has been introduced to the US Congress that seeks to stop US weapons from being sold to states that are known human rights abusers or have ties to violent movements.

First, They Came for the First Commandment - China - Religious Persecution
First, They Came for the First Commandment

Last November, a government squad in Henan Province, China, removed the First Commandment, “You shall have no other gods before me,” from a display at a state-sanctioned Three-Self Patriotic Movement church because an official determined it was inconsistent with Chinese policy.

Human Rights in the Balance: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 70 Years On
Human Rights in the Balance: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 70 Years On

Christians often look at noble efforts such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as not going far enough. But it is an illustration of the character of a just God imprinted upon the hearts of unjust men and women. Its veneration is an opportunity.

Trump, Bolsonaro, and the Future of US-Brazil Relations
Trump, Bolsonaro, and the Future of US-Brazil Relations

Jair Bolsonaro is well-known for a series of controversial and offensive statements, including homophobic, sexist, and racist insults. Yet he emerged victorious in Brazil’s presidential election with around 58 million votes. Can the US government work with such a leader?

Meng Hongwei’s Arrest Shows China Values Economic Progress over Human Rights

China recently arrested Meng Hongwei, who was president of Interpol when the organization revoked a red notice for a human rights activist for the Uighurs.