Trafficking of Rohingya Refugees

In July, the New York Times reported that a prominent, former Thai general had been  sentenced to nearly three decades in prison for conspiring in the trafficking of Bangladeshi and Burmese Rohingya, a minority, stateless ethnic group fleeing persecution in Myanmar. Dozens more, including police officers and smugglers, were also convicted of participating in the … Continue reading Trafficking of Rohingya Refugees

Young artists share their vision for a world without the death penalty

Today, October 10, is the World Day Against the Death Penalty.   I am thinking back to a conference I attended in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, just a few weeks ago, on strategies for abolishing the death penalty. The conference, in partnership with Together Against the Death Penalty (ECPM), included two full days of … Continue reading Young artists share their vision for a world without the death penalty

Abolishing the Death Penalty: in Memory of John Thompson

By Amy Bergquist "Very sad news," the subject line read. One week ago today, Elizabeth Zitrin, the former president of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, emailed me to let me know that John Thompson had died. October 10 is the fifteenth World Day Against the Death Penalty, and it’s an appropriate occasion to … Continue reading Abolishing the Death Penalty: in Memory of John Thompson

Preparing a Minor for an Asylum Interview: Five Challenges

Editor's Note: The Advocates for Human Rights works with hundreds of refugees seeking asylum. In this post, Courtnie Gore, the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow in our Refugee and Immigrant Program, reflects on five challenges and tips she has learned in her first year of working with 34 clients who are unaccompanied minors. Establishing … Continue reading Preparing a Minor for an Asylum Interview: Five Challenges