U.S. Asylum Policy Founded on Politics, Not Humanitarianism

This post is part of a series delving into the plight of the Central American children and families fleeing violence in Central America. The series will examine the historical context of the crisis, challenges that refugees face, international human rights obligations, and costs of a response. United States' hypocrisy and its pick-and-choose humanitarianism is pointed … Continue reading U.S. Asylum Policy Founded on Politics, Not Humanitarianism

“They return just to die”

This post is part of a series delving into the plight of the Central American children and families fleeing violence in Central America. The series will examine the historical context of the crisis, challenges that refugees face, international human rights obligations, and costs of a response. Children and families fleeing for their lives from Honduras, … Continue reading “They return just to die”

Not as Easy as “A-B-C”

This post is the third in a series that delves into the plight of the Central American children and families fleeing violence in Central America. The series will examine the historical context of the crisis, challenges that refugees face, international human rights obligations, and costs of a response. Several weeks ago Jon Stewart joked that … Continue reading Not as Easy as “A-B-C”

Making an Example Out of the Most Vulnerable

This post is the second in a series that will delve into the plight of the Central American children and families fleeing violence in Central America. The series will examine the historical context of the crisis, challenges that refugees face, international human rights obligations, and costs of a response. I spent the week of July … Continue reading Making an Example Out of the Most Vulnerable

The Unholy Trinity Chasing Central America’s Fleeing Children

This post is the first in a series that will delve into the plight of the Central American children and families fleeing violence in Central America. The series will examine the historical context of the crisis, challenges that refugees face, international human rights obligations, and costs of a response. Even before the U.S. refugee law … Continue reading The Unholy Trinity Chasing Central America’s Fleeing Children

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back for LGBTI Rights in Africa

Today, the Ugandan Constitutional Court struck down that country's Anti-Homosexuality Act, which had been signed into law in February of this year. And earlier this summer, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Africa’s regional human rights body, issued a landmark resolution calling on its member states to respect and protect the human rights … Continue reading Two Steps Forward, One Step Back for LGBTI Rights in Africa