Topic: International Human Rights
India's Clampdown on Kashmir Threatens Afghanistan Peace Negotiations
Pakistani officials warn Indian military action on the border may derail Taliban–U.S. negotiations in Doha, Qatar.
How Much Longer Can Venezuela's Neighboring Countries Handle the Refugee Crisis?
The number of Venezuelan refugees will reach 5.4 million by the end of 2019, according to projections from the United Nations.
Afghan Election Season Begins With a Deadly Attack and a U.N. Report That Civilian Casualties Are Down
As peace talks between the U.S. and Taliban proceed, the U.N. notes that more civilians have been killed by airstrikes than insurgent attacks this year.
As Unrest Escalates in Hong Kong, Pro-Democracy Demonstrators' List of Demands Lengthens
Here's what you need to know about the development of the conflict in Hong Kong and the protesters' motivations.
The Secretary of Labor Wants to Cut Funding for an Agency That Combats Human Trafficking
Acosta, who is currently under scrutiny for his 2008 plea deal for Jeffrey Epstein, has proposed an 80 percent cut to the Bureau of International Labor Affairs' budget.
The True Story of the Nigerian Schoolgirls Who Survived Boko Haram
Isha Sesay's new book gives a full and harrowing account of what happened to the 276 girls kidnapped by the jihadist group.
Can Economic Pressure Curb Jair Bolsonaro's Anti-Indigenous Agenda?
An impending trade deal with the E.U. has instigated further pushback from non-governmental organizations and local activists against any deal with the Brazilian government.
Guatemalans Vote in an Atmosphere of Distrust and Corruption (in Photos)
The national election in Guatemala likely marked the bitter end to what was once the most hopeful anti-corruption movement in the hemisphere.
Why Cutting Off Aid to Central American Countries Won't Curb Migration to the U.S.
Slashing aid is counterproductive because foreign assistance can address the root causes of migration, such as violence and poverty, argues one expert.
Viewfinder: Members of Sudan's Rapid Support Forces Stand Guard
Members of Sudan's Rapid Support Forces stand guard during General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo's meeting with his supporters in Khartoum on June 18th, 2019.
What's Driving the Anti-Extradition Protests in Hong Kong?
The now-suspended legislation to allow China to extradite Hong Kong citizens to the mainland has revealed concerns over the growing creep of Chinese government influence.
Does Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Decrease Homophobia?
Botswana decriminalized homosexuality, and Ecuador just legalized same-sex marriage. Here's how research suggests LGBTQ policy might impact antigay bias.
For Trump, LGBT Rights Are Foreign Policy, Not a Domestic Concern
The president pledged to protect LGBT people, but instead has infringed on their rights domestically.
Thirty Years After Tiananmen Square, Hong Kong Artist Perry Dino Is Chronicling His City's Struggle for Democracy
Perry Dino is capturing Hong Kong's demonstrations against the mainland in a series of unique and powerful paintings.
Viewfinder: Hong Kong Marks 30 Years Since the Tiananmen Square Massacre
People hold candles as they take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park on June 4th, 2019, in Hong Kong, China.
Why Is Colombia's President Working Against a Landmark Peace Deal With the FARC Guerrillas?
Colombia's new president, Ivan Duque, wants to weaken the deal, which he sees as "too lenient" on the fighters who once terrorized the country.
Viewfinder: International Aid Arrives in Venezuela
Workers unload medicines and disposable medical supplies from a cargo plane after landing at Simon Bolivar International Airport on May 16th, 2019, in Maiquetia, Venezuela.
Newly Declassified Documents Outline America's Bloody History in Argentina
U.S. government archives narrate the human rights abuses committed by Argentina's military junta, often with the assistance of the American government.
What Detention Does to the Women Fleeing Violence in Central America
For many victims of domestic violence, being detained by customs or border enforcement agencies can re-open or exacerbate past traumas.
The Education of an Afghan American Who Ran for Parliament in Kabul
Attaullah Nasib came of age in the United States. When he ran for Afghan Parliament, he learned how difficult re-building a democracy can be.
Why Nicaragua's 'Tropical Spring' Failed to Unseat President Daniel Ortega
But for a few flare-ups of protest—all quickly and violently quashed—the movement to rid the country of its powerful ruler is all but over.