Human Rights Watch: Time to Stand with Human Rights Defenders

When the UN Human Rights Council sends its independent investigators, known as Special Rapporteurs, around the globe to investigate the denial of various human rights, it’s not unusual for governments accused of violating those rights to go pretty far to keep...

Syria’s Stalin and His Gulag

By now Focal Points readers are no doubt aware of the report that Human Rights Watch issued titled Torture Archipelago: Arbitrary Arrests, Torture, and Enforced Disappearances in Syria’s Underground Prisons since March 2011. From the summary: Since the beginning...