February 8, 2014

Le tribunal créé à Dakar par l’Union africaine et le Sénégal pour juger les principaux responsables des crimes internationaux commis au Tchad sous le régime de Hissène Habré célèbre aujourd’hui son premier anniversaire.

December 25, 2013

В последние дни президенты Германии, Франции и США заявили о том, что не будут присутствовать на Зимних Олимпийских играх в Сочи в феврале 2014 года.

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Dispatches: Artists’ Satire No Laughing Matter in China
May 29, 2015

We know China’s President Xi Jinping loves pork buns and loves his wife, Peng Liyuan – state media has widely distributed images of him queuing to buy buns at a Beijing diner, and allowed the song “

May 28, 2015

First thing this morning, I read an article in the Daily Mail about British tourists on the Greek island Kos who complained about asylum seekers ruining their holidays and turning the isla

May 28, 2015

A judicial crisis unfolding in Swaziland has laid open the rot at the heart of a country run by absolute monarch King Mswati III. But the crisis can also be an opportunity for change and for Swaziland’s authorities – and its African neighbors – to demand courts that operate outside of the king’s influence.

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Dispatches: China and Germany - What Can A Dialogue Accomplish?
May 27, 2015

As the German Ministry of Justice prepares this week to host another rule of law dialogue with Chinese government officials, German authorities would do well to publicly explain what Berlin can hope to accomplish with this exercise. 

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Dispatches: Indonesia’s Papua Censorship Reflex
May 27, 2015

It appears to be business as usual this week for Indonesian government officials’ intent on maintaining the decades-long restrictions on foreign media access to Indonesia’s far eastern provinces of Papua and West Papua.

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Dispatches: Pride in the Name of Love
May 23, 2015

Pride, joy, love and intense relief flowed around an Irish bar in New York City today as the official result came in on Ireland’s referendum on whether to guarantee in the constitution that everyone has the right to marry: “Yes to Marriage Equality” won by a landslide.

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人権ウォッチ:愛という名のプライド
May 23, 2015

プライド、歓喜、愛、そして深い安堵が、今日私がいたニューヨークのアイリッシュ・バーを包み込みました。すべての人に結婚する権利を認めるかをめぐる、アイルランドの憲法改正国民投票の公式結果が公表されたのです。「婚姻の平等にYES」が圧倒的な勝利を収めました。

アイルランドは素早い動きを見せたとよく言われます。同性愛が犯罪でなくなったのが1993年と遅く、国民の大多数がカトリックであるこの国が、レズビアン、ゲイ、バイセクシュアル、トランスジェンダーの住民に対する婚姻の平等を実現したのです。2005年にアイルランドのキャサリン・ザッポーネ上院議員と妻のアン・ルイーズ・ギリガンさんはカナダで結婚後、この結婚の法的承認を求めて提訴しました。私は当時、婚姻の平等を戦略目標の1つとするアイルランド市民的自由評議会のディレクターでした。

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Dispatches: Yet Again, Afghanistan Relies on Abusive Strongmen
May 22, 2015

It’s déjà vu all over again in the Afghan government’s fight against the Taliban in Kunduz province as the government seeks to prop up overstretched Afghan National Security Forces with – you guessed it –