Laos Human Rights Record Under U.N. Review

On January 20, 2015, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) met in Geneva, Switzerland to examine Laos’s human rights record. Through a process called Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the UNHCR has evaluated Laos’s rights record twice in the past…

Military Accountability in Bangladesh

On March 23, 2011, a member of Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) shot sixteen year old Limon Hossain in the leg in a field near his village in southern Bangladesh. The shooter and his squad had apparently mistaken Hossain for…

Trafficking of Workers in Thailand

Over the past few months, news and human rights organizations have called for stronger anti-trafficking and human smuggling laws in Thailand. Observers worry that Thailand is breaching its commitments under the United Nations (UN) Convention against Transnational Organized Crime by…