Remember the iconic image of the Afghan refugee girl with the piercing green eyes? Her photograph helped direct the world’s attention to the plight of Afghan refugees fleeing Pakistan to escape violence. Now she is in the spotlight again, but for the wrong reasons. Meanwhile, Turkey’s emergency decrees instated after last summer’s failed coup attempt are a “blank check” for torture.

Venezuela’s government is targeting its critics rather than focusing efforts on stopping a critical food and medicine shortage. And despite its role in Syria’s horrors, Russia is vying for a seat at the United Nations Human Rights Council...