Human Rights Tools for a Changing World

The Advocates for Human Rights' Executive Director Robin Phillips is in London today speaking about The Advocates' human rights monitoring work at the International Bar Association's colloquium on "Rule of Law Fact-Finding by NGOs: Monitoring Standards and Maximising Impact". This international convening to explore the standards and impact of non-governmental organization (NGO) fact-finding on human rights … Continue reading Human Rights Tools for a Changing World

More slaves today than at any other time in history

There are more slaves today than at any point in history. They labor in fields and factories, under brutal "owners" who threaten violence if they try to escape. They work on construction sites or in homes for families, virtually imprisoned. They are forced to work on the streets as child beggars, fight in wars as … Continue reading More slaves today than at any other time in history

Je Suis Charlie & The Right To Freedom of Expression

By Jennifer Prestholdt This week in Paris, 12 people were killed in a brutal attack on the office of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Among those who lost their lives were two policemen and Charlie Hebdo staff, including editor Stephane Charbonnier and three other well-known cartoonists.  In the aftermath of the attack, thousands of people around the … Continue reading Je Suis Charlie & The Right To Freedom of Expression