Libyan Civilians in Chaos

After months under a military blockade, hundreds of civilians in a Benghazi neighborhood are trapped due to intensified fighting.  Amnesty International has expressed concern for detainees who were abducted and trapped under fire in a Benghazi neighborhood.  Amnesty International gathered…

Prevailing Reign of Male Guardianship Over Women

Saudi Arabia’s traditional, patriarchal system of government requires male guardianship over women. The male legal guardianship system requires that every female have a male legal guardian. This guardian is endowed with certain legal rights over the woman. For example, women…

Iranian Brain Drain: A Human Rights Approach

In the past two decades, educated and highly skilled individuals have comprised a sizeable portion of international migration, known colloquially as ‘brain drain,’ mostly from developing nations to developed countries. In the early 2000s, Iran’s student news agency, ISNA, reported…