Catching up with the Rights Weekender: This week, Human Rights Watch released its 2017 World Report, encapsulating the tumultuous events of last year in over 90 countries worldwide. In the United States, Europe and elsewhere, demagogues and strongmen have ushered in a new era of populism that threatens human right values across the globe.
Plus, we oppose the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions to serve as Attorney General in the incoming Trump administration. Talks of reconciliation begin in Iraq as Mosul fighting continues. And we take a region-by-region look at the top stories and trends facing the world in 2017.