Mon, Aug 5, 2019

Nooruddin in Foreign Policy: inside Kashmir’s crisis—And what happens next

In the News by Atlantic Council

Human Rights India

Tue, May 7, 2019

Anti-LGBT Facebook Posts Proliferate in Georgia Before Tbilisi Pride

Anti-Western and far-right Facebook pages began to disseminate anti-LGBT content following the announcement of Georgia’s first-ever large-scale pride event.

Article by Eto Buziashvili

Disinformation English

Mon, Feb 4, 2019

Protests are a Permanent Feature of Iran

July 15, 2009 was a historic day in Iran’s recent history. Some three million people marched in silence on Enghelab (Revolution) Street in the capital of Tehran to convey their anger at the Islamic Republic in the most peaceful manner. The regime had disconnected cell phone services in a failed effort to prevent the march, […]

IranSource by Nazila Fathi

Civil Society Human Rights

Mon, Nov 12, 2018

Nia in The Washington Post: Caring about human rights beyond borders is not interventionism. It’s our global duty.

Read the full article here

In the News by Atlantic Council

Human Rights
Breaking Ghouta

Fri, Sep 7, 2018

Breaking Ghouta

This report offers a record of serial violations of international norms and a basis for holding the perpetrators accountable for their atrocities.

Report by Lukas Andriukaitis, Emma Beals, Graham Brookie, Eliot Higgins, Faysal Itani, Ben Nimmo, Michael Sheldon, Elizabeth Tsurkov, Nick Waters

Arabic Conflict

Thu, Jul 25, 2019

How should the US approach LGBT rights in Africa?

The framing of LGBT rights as a form of neocolonialism has proven an effective tool for local politicians and religious leaders who wish to prevent progress on the issue – and who often form alliances with foreign religious groups and governments in the process.

AfricaSource by Stephanie Mithika

Africa English

Mon, Jan 28, 2019

Nobel Peace Prize laureate on sexual violence in the DRC

On January 28, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted Dr. Denis Mukwege, founder and medical director of Panzi Hospital and 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, for a discussion on the use of rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Introducing the distinguished guest, Atlantic Council […]

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wed, Jul 31, 2019

The IRGC should be held accountable for rights abuses

Up until recently, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) was an organization relatively unknown to the American public. However, with the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign on Iran threatening to boil over into actual military confrontation, and the IRGC’s announcements of downing an American drone and seizing oil tankers, the increasing references to this group in the mainstream news and on social media may soon make it a household name.

IranSource by Gissou Nia

Human Rights Iran

Wed, Sep 5, 2018

The Islamic tradition and the human rights discourse

The report sheds light on new methods for the exploration and engagement of the Islamic tradition and the rights discourse, featuring theoretical and practical accounts by Muslim scholars, academics, and human rights practitioners.

Report by Atlantic Council

Human Rights Middle East

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

PACE sells out for 33 Million euros

On June 25, Russia was allowed back into the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) as a full voting member, after being expelled five years ago for its aggression in Ukraine. Through an innocuous sounding measure that pledged to strengthen the assembly’s decision-making processes on credentials and voting, 118 parliamentarians agreed to let […]

UkraineAlert by Andrej Lushnycky

Conflict Human Rights