David Keyes, Executive Director of Advancing Human Rights, addresses the human rights crisis in the Middle East on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
Advancing Human Rights Board Member Irwin Cotler op-ed appears today in Canada’s National Post. On Monday, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) began its first session since electing 14 new members last fall. Among them are Saudi Arabia, Cuba, China and Russia, all regimes that violate the human rights of their own populations as a matter of course. You can read the full article here.
Irwin Cotler, Canadian Parliamentarian and member of the Board at Advancing Human Rights.
- Legal advocacy within the violator regime: to unmask and expose human rights violating regimes as being in standing violation of their own laws. Professor Cotler’s landmark legal brief on behalf of Natan Sharansky is a case study.
- The internationalization of advocacy: to unmask and expose human rights violating regimes as being in violation of their international legal obligations – as was done with the Helsinki Final Act – and their respective undertakings to state parties.
- Public shaming: to mobilize governments internationally to shame and sanction human rights violators. ...
Irwin Cotler, a Canadian Parliamentarian and member of the Board at Advancing Human Rights, wrote for The Alegmeiner on Russian dissident Sergei Magnitsky.
On the eve of the Sochi Olympics, over 200 writers from around the world – including Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, and Russian novelist Lyudmila Ulitskaya – published on open letter condemning the Russian government’s attacks on free expression, and calling on Russia to create “an environment in which all citizens can experience the benefit of the free exchange of opinion.”
Regrettably, as the globe’s attention turns to Russia for a celebration of sport, the Russian reality is that Vladimir Putin’s administration persecutes sexual minorities, brutally suppresses political dissent, and supports Bashar al-Assad’s...
Dmytro Bulatov: Ukrainian Activist Beaten and Left to Die; Found and More Alive than Ever
Ukrainian Activist Dmytro Bulatov has been found alive after being kidnapped, severely beaten, and left to die, following a trend of targeted attacks against anti-government opposition activists.
Ukrainian opposition activist, Dmytro Bulatov, is now the most recent target of suspicious attacks on anti-government activists. After having been reported missing more than a week ago and presumed dead, Bulatov has been found alive in the outskirts of Kiev. Bulatov, leader of the rising Ukrainian political activist group, Automaidan, a recently founded...
In Copenhagen today leading academics, government officials and practitioners convened in the Danish Parliament under the auspices of the Freedom Rights Project to discuss the problems afflicting international human rights and provide solutions.
The Freedom Rights Project aims to raise the quality of human rights discourse as a necessary step to changing bad practice. As part of that they examine whether international human rights institutions have become ineffective, or worse, counterproductive, to human rights.
Among the speakers are Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. State Department, Paula G. Schriefer and David Keyes,...
Advancing Human Rights Board Member Irwin Cotler writes for The Jerusalem Post that “As parliamentarians from around the world gather in Poland on this anniversary of anniversaries, there are a number of lessons of the Holocaust to bear in mind.” You can read the full article here.
On January 16, the U.S. Congress’ Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission backed Advancing Human Rights’ newest initiative, Dissident Squared. Co-chairman of the Commission, Congressman Frank Wolf, voiced his strong support for Dissident Squared, which is working to rename the streets in front of the embassies of dictatorships after political prisoners in those countries.
During his testimony before the Commission, Natan Sharansky, who spent nine years in Soviet prison, said:
“Here is also present my friend, David Keyes, who is running the organization Advancing Human rights. I think, among other things, they came up with a...
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