Blog Posts in Human Rights

Posted by Rachel Finn on Dec 18, 2013

On December 15, violent clashes erupted on the streets of Juba, South Sudan’s capital city. While the details surrounding the spark of the violence are unclear, it is already apparent that these clashes have the potential to destabilize the entire country.  Despite the operational constraints posed by the U.S. embassy’s evacuation of all non-essential staff, the United States government can and must do more to help avert a return to civil war in South Sudan. In an open memorandum the Enough Project outlines possible steps the U.S. could take in addition to what is presently being done.

Posted by Katrien Hinderdael on Dec 11, 2013
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Salva Kiir, President of the Re

In recent weeks, the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, has taken positive steps as a responsible advocate and defender of human rights.

Posted by Hannah Weitzman on Dec 11, 2013
An open pit is seen at a Debswana mine, a joint venture with De Beers.

With leading world diamond corporation De Beers moving its headquarters to Gaborone, the capital of Botswana in the coming months, it is imperative for the international community to move beyond the rhetoric of Botswana as the “African Miracle” and address the human rights violations that have stemmed from resource exploitation. 

Posted by Hannah Weitzman on Dec 11, 2013
LRA defectors, Invisible Children

This week, Invisible Children released breaking news of the largest Lord's Resistance Army, or  LRA, defection since 2008. 

Posted by Kateri Kramer on Dec 6, 2013

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