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August 29, 2019By: Howard Lavine & James Ron
Religious leaders can help convince the most ethnocentric and authoritarian American voters to oppose ...
August 1, 2019By: Jackie Smith & Joshua Cooper
Declining economic conditions in cities and communities around the world have inspired more people to ...
July 16, 2019By: Karen Chonofsky
The US Global Gag Rule is impeding far more than access to abortion in the global South—services for ...
June 27, 2019By: James Ron & Howard Lavine & Shannon Golden
Polls that show Americans support airstrikes against suspected terrorists ignore some very large caveats.
June 27, 2019By: Alexander H. Montgomery & Charli Carpenter
Recent studies argue that Americans are relatively insensitive to the laws of war. There’s only one ...
January 24, 2019By: Alex Neve
When human rights NGOs go to court, there are many key factors to consider beyond just “winning”.
June 29, 2018By: Brian Root & Rachel Schmidt
Situations of inhumane treatment and abuses of power are where we need human rights the most, and the ...
March 15, 2018By: Tereza M. Szeghi
American Indians are actively resisting Trump’s efforts and working to achieve their civil and human ...
November 24, 2017By: David Forsythe
Trump’s attitude towards human rights is not entirely new: our presumed liberal world order is more ...
November 17, 2017By: Charles T. Call & David Crow & James Ron
Many Republicans believe that the UN curbs America’s interests, but people in the global South often ...
September 5, 2017By: A. Kayum Ahmed
When the ACLU uses civil rights and free speech to defend white supremacists, it reflects the ideological ...
May 1, 2017By: Martin S. Edwards & Lis Kabashi
The Sustainable Development Goals could give activists the rhetoric they need to hold the Trump administration ...
April 21, 2017By: Merrill Sovner
Human rights practitioners and researchers often ask very different questions when collecting data—how ...
March 24, 2017By: Paige Berges
Republicans are revisiting a move to withdraw from the United Nations and related human rights treaties—what ...
March 14, 2017By: Eva Nanopoulos
Human rights regimes such as the European Convention on Human Rights are unlikely to shield citizens ...
March 7, 2017By: Courtenay R. Conrad & Justin Conrad & James A. Piazza & James Igoe Walsh
Will Trump’s unequivocal position on torture affect how the US responds to future terrorist attacks?
February 27, 2017By: Zahir Janmohamed
Donald Trump’s win in the US and Narendra Modi’s in India two years ago are both about the majority ...
February 23, 2017By: Stuart Wilson
Human rights values and rule of law are lost on authoritarians, but the need to clothe their action ...
February 21, 2017By: Sarah Stroup
The Trump administration is affecting refugee politics from small towns to the world stage, and activists ...
February 16, 2017By: David Forsythe
If Trump pushes his agenda too far, Republicans concerned with liberal democracy and rule of law might ...
February 3, 2017By: Salil Tripathi
Many corporations have already taken a stand against Trump’s travel ban, and corporate leaders advising ...
January 25, 2017By: Amelia Shindelar
Increasing strictness in voter ID laws and voter intimidation are threatening the right to vote in the ...
January 11, 2017By: Chris Grove
Human rights—as a movement that critiques systemic inequalities and affirms our common humanity—offers ...
December 29, 2016By: James A. Goldston
As angry rhetoric and illiberal nationalism soars globally, the human rights movement needs clear thinking ...
December 19, 2016By: James Ron & David Crow
For rights activists, Trump’s victory is a dark cloud with one silver lining. For the next four years, ...
December 10, 2016By: César Rodríguez-Garavito
Donald Trump’s victory is a threat to human rights, but could it also push the movement to transform ...
December 5, 2016By: Benjamin James Waddell
The history of the American Electoral College demonstrates the importance of combating violators of ...
December 2, 2016By: Hà Lê Phan & Inga T. Winkler
When it comes to LGBTIQ rights, bathroom politics reflect and are often linked to much broader questions ...
November 24, 2016By: Inga T. Winkler
The stigmatization and “othering” we’ve seen in Trump’s campaign will perpetuate systemic inequalities.
November 21, 2016By: Christian Medina-Ramirez
A shell-shocked America, a Brexit-divided United Kingdom and a crisis-stricken Europe: they should all ...
November 16, 2016By: Lisa Hajjar
As the US prepares for president Trump, anyone who cares about human rights should be alarmed that he ...
November 15, 2016By: David Petrasek
A Trump presidency poses a grave threat to human rights—not only in the US but also worldwide. For ...
November 14, 2016By: Samuel Moyn
No matter how good our ancestors were in creating the international human rights system, it cannot change ...
November 11, 2016By: Kathryn Sikkink
Domestic politics are important, but we need international human rights law in the United States now ...
November 9, 2016By: Stephen Hopgood
Global institutions and principles now face their sternest test. Trump’s victory suggests human rights ...
November 2, 2016By: Will H. Moore
Americans’ support for torture increases depending on who is involved and how it is framed.
October 5, 2016By: Samuel L. Myers Jr.
Without adequate data, the US racial divide remains a matter of perception, rather than of careful empirical ...
September 20, 2016By: Jamie K. Mccallum & Sarah Stroup
In August 2016, the World Social Forum brought global justice activists to Montreal, the first time ...
July 13, 2016By: Todd Landman
In the United States, gun deaths over the last three decades far exceed those reported in truth commissions ...
June 30, 2016By: Benjamin A. Valentino & Ethan Weinberg
Debates about the label “genocide” distract from the substantive discussion about whether and how to ...
June 6, 2016By: Mark Aspinwall
Civil society could have played a key role in the Trans-Pacific Partnership—why were they left out?
May 16, 2016By: Will H. Moore
Everyone loves numbers, but when we use them in human rights, how often are we misrepresenting the data?
May 5, 2016By: Chris Albin-Lackey
Human rights lack the best language and tools to describe and solve inequality’s most pernicious impacts
May 4, 2016By: Brad Gutierrez
International humanitarian law is not a diplomatic conversation devoid of real world implications, and ...
March 14, 2016By: Todd Landman
Advanced economies are also experiencing persistent and increasing inequality, and its effect on human ...
September 8, 2015By: Kevin Nix
Was there a magic messaging bullet that helped change American public opinion on same-sex marriage?
September 1, 2015By: Tanisha M. Fazal
Is American public opinion on drones influenced by international law, or is it the low-to-no American ...
July 2, 2015By: Sarah Kreps & Geoffrey Wallace
When it comes to public opinion on drone strikes, the UN and NGOs may have more influence than we think.
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