Treating Addiction Through Force

Drug users in Cambodia are subject to arbitrary arrest and commitment to drug treatment facilities, but in a startling development may now also be unwilling participants in an experimental drug trial. In December 2009, police in Phnom Penh reportedly arrested…

Vietnamese Buddhist Monks and Nuns Driven into Hiding

  Several hundred members of the Buddhist Bat Nha monastery, followers of internationally-renowned monk Thich Naht Hahn, have been driven into hiding, illustrating Vietnam’s continued failure to respect religious freedom. The monks and nuns left the Phuoc Hue pagoda in…

Addressing the Challenges of Statelessness

On October 30, 2009, policymakers, advocates, and academics gathered at the Georgetown Law Center to learn about and discuss statelessness, a term used to describe individuals who lack citizenship in any country. The Challenges of Statelessness, a conference co-sponsored by…