Genocide Overlooked: The Yazidis of Sinjar

In Syria, there are no clear “winners” of the nearly eight-year war. As information makes its way out of the region from survivors, smugglers, activists, medical personnel, and journalists, it is evident that the atrocities are immeasurable. There is no…

Sexual Assault in Mecca

Pilgrimage to Mecca, or Hajj, is required for all Muslims at least once in their lifetime if their physical health and financial ability allows it. The carrying out of Hajj includes many sacred rituals such as circling the Mosque seven…

Progress in Azerbaijan? Not Without Human Rights

On September 20, 2018, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled in the case of Aliyev v. Azerbaijan against Azerbaijan for the unjust detention of lawyer and human rights advocate, Intigam Aliyev. Mr. Aliyev brought his case against Azerbaijan…

U.S. Ally Facilitates Torture of Prisoners in Yemen

Detainees endure torture and abuse in Yemen amid a lengthy and volatile civil war, the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Within a veiled system of eighteen prisons in southern Yemen, the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) and Yemeni officials are committing arbitrary…