Capital Punishment Threshold in Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran has a pattern of issuing low standards for capital punishment; these patterns contribute to Iran having the second highest execution rate in the world. Iran has an international duty to award basic human rights to…

Death in Detention

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests increased by approximately 40% from 2016, 26% of which were not criminal. The startling increase of deaths in custody is particularly worrying.  Of the eighteen deaths in ICE’s custody from 2012-2015, sixteen were…

Central Asian States Disregard LGBT Rights

Throughout Central Asia, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people must hide their sexual orientation for fear of violence, extortion by the authorities, and even arrest. The lack of protections for this population creates a human rights issue. In the…