from Andrew R.C. Marshall:

Jailing dissidents is not only a Burmese tradition

December 31, 2012

Ever heard of Tun Aung? I hadn't until researching my recent Reuters special report on Myanmar's year of reforms. Human rights activists claim his plight is proof that the country's reformist government, like the military junta it replaced, is relying on repressive laws and secretive trials to silence perceived enemies.

from Tales from the Trail:

Washington Extra – Bad behavior

November 22, 2010

"We will not be drawn into rewarding North Korea for bad behavior," State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said today, after revelations that the world's most reclusive state showed off its latest advances in uranium enrichment. "They frequently anticipate doing something outrageous or provocative and forcing us to jump through hoops as a result. We're not going to buy into this cycle."

from The Great Debate UK:

Cluster munitions treaty – a milestone, but a long way to go

August 1, 2010

Bonnie Docherty is a senior researcher in the Arms Division at Human Rights Watch. She is also a lecturer and clinical instructor in the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School.  The opinions expressed are her own.

from The Great Debate UK:

Intelligence cooperation: time to ask the hard questions

June 29, 2010

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- Judith Sunderland, senior Western Europe researcher for Human Rights Watch, has worked extensively on counterterrorism issues. The opinions expressed are her own. -

from The Great Debate UK:

The worst place to return a child?

June 9, 2010

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-Simone Troller is children’s rights researcher with Human Rights Watch and specialises in unaccompanied migrant children in Europe. The opinions expressed are her own.-

from FaithWorld:

Senegal’s Koranic “scholars” face beatings: report

By Reuters Staff
April 15, 2010

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from The Great Debate UK:

Women, asylum and the UK Border Agency

By Gauri van Gulik
March 2, 2010

gvgGauri van Gulik is a Women’s Rights Advocate and Researcher for Human Rights Watch and author of the report “Fast-Tracked Unfairness: Detention and Denial of Women Asylum Seekers in the UK. The opinions expressed are her own. Reuters will host a “follow-the-sun” live blog on Monday, March 8, 2010, International Women’s Day. Please tune in.–

from The Great Debate UK:

Time to break the silence on injustices against women

By Giselle Portenier
February 24, 2010

gisellportenier- Giselle Portenier is an  award-winning documentary filmmaker who focuses on human rights abuses around the world and a member of the Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival committee. The opinions expressed are her own. Reuters will host a “follow-the-sun” live blog on Monday, March 8, 2010, International Women’s Day. Please tune in.-

from The Great Debate UK:

Where schooling is sabotaged

December 9, 2009

Kennji_KIZUKA- Kennji Kizuka was a consultant to the children’s rights division of Human Rights Watch and conducted research for their new report, Sabotaged Schooling: Naxalite Attacks and Police Occupation of Schools in India’s Bihar and Jharkhand States. The opinions expressed are his own. -