Thursday, October 23, 2014

Aryeh Neier

Aryeh Neier, President Emeritus of the Open Society Foundations and a founder of Human Rights Watch, is the author of The International Human Rights Movement: A History.

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African Union Summit
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Unjust Africa

At its recent summit meeting in Equatorial Guinea, the African Union formalized its decision to grant immunity from prosecution to sitting heads of state and senior officials. This is a transparent… read more

Newsart for Remembering the Armenians
World Affairs 3

Remembering the Armenians

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s decision on April 24 to acknowledge what Armenians call Genocide Remembrance Day may well represent a breakthrough, given modern Turkey’s persistent… read more

Newsart for Spain’s Human-Rights Dilemma
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Spain’s Human-Rights Dilemma

Spanish MPs want to restrain the country’s prosecuting magistrates from exercising what has seemed like a roving license to prosecute in Spanish courts human-rights violations committed anywhere in… read more

Newsart for The Sultan of Sochi
World Affairs 4

The Sultan of Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s pardon of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his declaration of an amnesty that has freed Greenpeace activists and members of the punk rock/protest group Pussy Riot are… read more

Newsart for Syria and September 11
World Affairs 3

Syria and September 11

By chance, it appears that the US Congress will decide on or about September 11 whether to endorse President Barack Obama’s proposal to respond militarily to the Syrian government's use of poison gas … read more

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Less of an Ass

Freedom of expression worldwide received a boost – and Britain’s reputation for commonsense was somewhat restored – in April, when Parliament adopted legislation revising the country’s libel law. The … read more

Newsart for Turkey’s Imprisoned Press
World Affairs 4

Turkey’s Imprisoned Press

For several years, Turkey’s human-rights situation had been improving dramatically under Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s leadership. But, as Erdoğan and his moderate Islamic party have… read more

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