Yemen: Coalition Fails To Curb Violations

Destruction caused by a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Sanaa in August 2017

by Human Rights Watch The Saudi-led coalition’s investigations into alleged war crimes in Yemen have lacked credibility and failed to provide redress to civilian victims, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Friday.

Judiciary’s Intensifying Crackdown on Defense Attorneys in Iran Must End

Nasrin Sotoudeh

by Center for Human Rights in Iran An intensifying state crackdown on human rights defenders in Iran, in which the authorities have denied attorneys the ability to represent their clients and jailed them for attempting to do so, violates Iran’s… Continue Reading  

Syria’s Bureaucracy of Death and the Fate of the Disappeared

A still from the movie Syria's Disappeared

by Nadim Houry In the last few weeks, hundreds of Syrian families learned that their loved ones who had disappeared in government detention facilities had died. Many said that they found out as they requested routine records from the Syrian… Continue Reading  

Ensuring That the ICC Rises to the Challenge

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by Kenneth Roth and Salil Shetty Four years ago, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International—joining hundreds of others—urged the United Nations Security Council to send atrocity crimes committed in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for prosecution. Then, the… Continue Reading  

Reporting Hate Crimes: The Arab American Experience

Statue of Alex Odeh by Khalil Bendib

by James J. Zogby Next week, the Arab American Institute Foundation will release a comprehensive study on anti-Arab hate crimes in the US. The result of eight months of work, “Underreported, Under Threat: Hate Crime in the United States and… Continue Reading