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Bodnarius family
05 January

Court dismisses legal challenge against Norway's removal of children from Christian parents

A five year old battle over parental rights in Norway fails to come to a solid resolution.

09 December

Detention of human rights defender Ramy Kamel

On 27 February 2020, the Criminal Court of Cairo rejected the appeal of human rights defender Ramy Kamel and renewed his detention for an additional 15 days. The human rights defender has been detained since 23 November 2019.

The watchdog says it has had to suspend its campaign and research work in India (file photo - Getty Images)
29 September

Amnesty International to halt India operations

Big news out of India – continuing pressure from Modi government forces the closure of Amnesty International operations in India.

Walt Disney Pictures
08 September

Disney Under Fire for Filming ‘Mulan’ in Chinese City with Uyghur Concentration Camps

Disney has drawn a backlash for its indifference to religious freedom and human rights, cozying up to the Chinese Communist Party and filming parts of its new live action blockbuster in a city that incarcerates Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities.

05 September

Trump ends 'critical race theory' training for federal employees, calls it a 'sickness'

Federal agencies are to stop using controversial forms of training on “critical race theory,” “white privilege” and “any other training or propaganda effort that suggests the United States is a racist country or that any race is inherently evil

Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II. 24/08/2020
24 August

Religious Official in Syria asks United Nations for help

In a rare move, Mor Aphrem II sent a letter to Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres, calling for the U.N. to intervene in the ongoing water crisis in Hasakah, Syria.

American convoy in Hasakah
23 August

US State Department delegation to pressure Turkey over water crisis in Syria’s Hasakah

A US State Department delegation to Syria’s northeastsays they will pressure the Turkish government to solve the water cutoff in Hasakah.

A monitor displays the words "Commission on Unalienable Rights" behind Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as he speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
17 July

Pompeo says US should limit which human rights it defends

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has argued for a more limited U.S. view of global human rights advocacy based on the principles laid out by America's Founding Fathers, a suggestion critics assumed meant stepping away from more modern concepts.

16 July

Draft Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights

Human rights are now misunderstood by many, manipulated by some, rejected by the world’s worst violators, and subject to ominous new threats.

15 July

Can Human Rights Advocacy Resolve the North Korea Nuclear Impasse?

North Korea’s weapons programs and human rights violations derive from the same root causes: the government’s perception of its insecurity and lack of transparency.

17 June

Blasphemy a Capital Offense in Some Countries, Expunged in Others

More than seventy of the world’s countries have some kind of anti-blasphemy laws, the worst of which are Iran Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Qatar, Egypt and Italy. Western nations have no blasphemy laws so detractors may say what they want.