It is Time to Hold Saudi Arabia Accountable on Human Rights
Human Rights / Saudi Arabia / Trump Administration

It is Time to Hold Saudi Arabia Accountable on Human Rights

  It is Time to Hold Saudi Arabia Accountable on Human Rights Jailed Activists Need Our Help January 31, 2019 Link It has been 118 days since U.S. resident and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul at the direction of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (knowns as … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia Threatens To Pull Funding From U.N. Due To Listing In Critical Human Rights Report . . . U.N. Promptly Caves And Removes Saudi Arabia — JONATHAN TURLEY
Human Rights / Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Threatens To Pull Funding From U.N. Due To Listing In Critical Human Rights Report . . . U.N. Promptly Caves And Removes Saudi Arabia — JONATHAN TURLEY

The United Nations this week vividly demonstrated how power not principle governs its humanitarian efforts. For a fraction of a second, the UN showed courage in the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a listing of countries that “kill or maim children” and “parties that engage in attacks on schools and/or hospitals.” Saudi Arabia was included […] … Continue reading

The Importance of Sander’s Refusal to Recant on Castro
2016 Election / Human Rights / Left Wing

The Importance of Sander’s Refusal to Recant on Castro

There  was a key moment in the Univision/CNN Democratic Presidential debate in Miami on Wednesday. SALINAS: Let’s continue with another question, Senator, if you don’t mind. SANDERS: Sure. SALINAS: In 1985, you praised the Sandinista government and you said that Daniel Ortega was an impressive guy. This is what you said about Fidel Castro. Let’s listen. … Continue reading

Japan-Korea Reach Settlement Over “Comfort Women”
Human Rights / Torture

Japan-Korea Reach Settlement Over “Comfort Women”

Japan-Korea Reach Settlement Over “Comfort Women” In 2014, I wrote post entitled Mayer Brown & Platt and Whitewashing Japanese War Crimes about a highly questionable lawsuit challenging the City of Glendale, California’s decision to erect a monument to the Korean comfort women who were forced to serve as prostitutes by the Japanese military during World War II. … Continue reading

Human Rights / Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Sentences Poet To Death For Being An Atheist and Insulting The Country

JONATHAN TURLEY We have long discussed our close alliance with Saudi Arabia despite that country’s denial of the most fundamental human rights for women, non-Muslims, journalists, and political dissidents. While the State Department continues to vaguely reference “reforms” in the Kingdom, the Saudi Sharia courts and religious police continue to generate shocking medieval cases where … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia Continues Human Rights Crackdown
Human Rights / Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Continues Human Rights Crackdown

Saudi Arabia Continues Human Rights Crackdown There were two disturbing reports from Saudi Arabia last week.  The first was that Abdel-Karim al-Khadar, a professor of Islamic Studies and vocal critic of religious extremism and militancy, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and banned from traveling abroad for another 10 years,  on charges of disobeying the … Continue reading

Meet the U.N.’s New Pretender of Human Rights – Saudi Arabia
Human Rights

Meet the U.N.’s New Pretender of Human Rights – Saudi Arabia

 Meet the U.N.’s New Offender Defender Pretender of Human Rights – Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, the global capital of misogyny firmly rooted in the dark ages, has drawn global scrutiny due to its elevation to the U.N. Human Rights Council (“UNHRC”) in 2013.  Leaked cables show that the appointment was due to a backroom deal between the … Continue reading

Vatican Beatifies El Salvadoran Martyr Bishop Romero
Catholic Church / Central America / Human Rights

Vatican Beatifies El Salvadoran Martyr Bishop Romero

Vatican Beatifies El Salvadoran Martyr Bishop Romero Last week hundreds of thousands of El Salvadorans celebrated the beatification of San Salvador Bishop Oscar Romero who was assassinated by the military during El Salvador’s 12-year civil war.The beatification came after Pope Francis lifted a a political block on consideration of Romero. The beatification was viewed as an … Continue reading

Chilean Court Finds US Government Complicit in Death of American Journalist
Foreign Policy / Human Rights

Chilean Court Finds US Government Complicit in Death of American Journalist

On September 17, 1973, Charles Horman, an American journalist and filmmaker, was seized by Chilean soldiers and taken to National Stadium in Santiago where he was tortured and shot to death. Horman had been in the resort town of Vina del Mar just before the September 11, 1973 coup that overthrew that replaced President Salvador … Continue reading

Human Rights

Update – Comfort Women Video

Originally posted on The Legal Satyricon:
Yesterday’s post, Mayer Brown, shame on you. (日本、ストライサンド効果へようこそ), might come into better focus (if you need it) if you watch this video. These are the women that the lawsuit referred to like this: During World War II and the decade leading up to it, an unknown number of women…

Are Moody’s and Unilever Whitewashing Japanese War Crimes?
Human Rights / Torture

Are Moody’s and Unilever Whitewashing Japanese War Crimes?

Mayer Brown & Platt and Whitewashing Japanese War Crimes Like the neo-confederates who claim the Civil War had nothing to do with slavery despite the clear secession statements to the contrary or Holocaust deniers, the Japanese right has increasingly sought to rewrite or gloss over their role in wartime atrocities from the Rape of Nanking … Continue reading