A New Start for U.S. Human Rights Policy: What Needs to Be Done?
Advancing an effective U.S. human rights policy will be both a crucial and a formidable challenge for the Biden administration. This event brought together leading human rights activists and officials from different parts of the world to address two major questions: what are the most important changes and challenges human rights activists face today, and what new approaches, priorities, and partners should the Biden administration pursue to rebuild U.S. credibility on human rights?
Karen Attiah is the Global Opinions editor at the Washington Post.
Until December 2020, Patrick Gaspard was president of the Open Society Foundations.
Eamon Gilmore is the EU special representative for Human Rights and EU special envoy for the Colombian Peace Process.
Maina Kiai is head of Human Rights Watch’s new Alliances and Partnerships Initiative and has served as UN special rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association.
Márta Pardavi is co-chair of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee.
A Global Coalition
Indigenous Women Are Championing Climate Justice
Throughout the world, and despite decades of being marginalized and ignored, indigenous women and communities are organizing to demand the systemic injustices of climate change be addressed.
Confronting the Crisis
Now Is the Time for Climate Action
As a new survey of public opinion in the United States and multiple European countries shows, the public, despite being overwhelmed with misinformation, nevertheless supports governmental action to address the looming climate crisis.
Yuri Orlov and the Legacy of Helsinki Watch
Although he is not as famous as many other dissident activists of his generation, the physicist Yuri Orlov, who passed away recently, should be remembered as a seminal figure within the broader movement for human rights.