Human Rights Situation in Turkey

According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), the human rights situation in Turkey dramatically worsened in 2015 following the breakdown of the Kurdish peace process, a sharp escalation of violence in the southeast, and a crackdown on media and political opponents…

ICC Investigates Possible War Crimes in Georgia

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has authorized an investigation into possible war crimes perpetrated during the 2008 conflict between Georgia and Russia. This will be the ICC’s first investigation outside of the African continent. The ICC approved the prosecutor’s request…

Domestic Violence in Kyrgyzstan

One night, after Asya’s partner severely beat her, she called the police in desperate need of help. Expecting some kind of response, she was shocked when the police asked her if her partner had tried to stab or kill her….

Isolated: Disabled Children in Russia’s Education System

The Russian government has attempted to make significant commitments to promote the rights of disabled children by expanding inclusive education across the country, revising curricular standards, and training more teachers. However, rights groups like Human Rights Watch (HRW) have argued…

Violence and Internal Displacement in El Salvador

Commissioners: Rosa María Ortiz, Tracy Robinson, Rose-Marie Belle Antoine Petitioners: Foundation Cristosal, Grupo de Monitoreo Independiente de El Salvador (GMIES), Fundación de Estudios para la Aplicación del Derecho (FESPAD), Instituto de Derechos Humanos de la Universidad Centroamericana (IDHUCA) State: El…