U.S. Lifts Sanctions on Sudan

On January 13, 2017, U.S. President Barack Obama issued an executive order revoking some economic sanctions that had been imposed on Sudan. The U.S. Department of the Treasury cited several indications of “sustained progress” from the Sudanese government in areas…

Religious Minorities Threatened by Rising Intolerance

Gafatar, a religious minority in Indonesia’s predominantly Muslim nation, has faced increasing violence.  A Gafatar center in Antibar was burned down on January 19, 2017.  Human Rights Watch blames Indonesia’s legal system for perpetuating the discrimination against religious minorities.  Indonesia…

Community Voice Project: DC Residents are Heard

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, Washington College of Law’s Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law partnered with American University’s Center for Media and Social Impact (CMSI) to present the Community Voice Project.  The purpose of this project, as stated…