Post Tagged with: "human rights"

GU Reacts to Mandela’s Death

The world came to a collective pause Thursday to mourn the death of human rights leader Nelson Mandela. A prolific anti-apartheid activist and the first black president of South Africa, Mandela, 95, died in his house surrounded by family. In a television address to the South African people Thursday, President[Read More…]

by December 6, 2013 0 comments News

Rethinking the Politics Behind a US Embargo

On Tuesday, 188 of 193 nation members of the United Nations General Assembly voted for the 22ndyear in a row for a resolution that condemns U.S. sanctions against Cuba. Only Israel joined the United States in voting against the resolution. The impact of this year’s vote on Washington must have been[Read More…]

by November 1, 2013 0 comments Opinion
Kim’s Crime Bigger Than Missiles

Kim’s Crime Bigger Than Missiles

Who hasn’t heard about the notorious Kim Jong-un, the ruthless dictator of North Korea and heir to its communist dynasty? Particularly with his recent nuclear threats on the United States and South Korea, he’s pretty hard to ignore. As leader of one of the most secluded states in the world and[Read More…]

by April 11, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Human Rights Director Discusses Women in Pakistani Politics

Fouzia Saeed, director of Mehergarh, a human rights and democracy institute based in Islamabad, Pakistan, spoke to students about her role in securing pro-women legislation in Pakistan and the challenges facing Pakistani women Tuesday afternoon. The talk was part of the Walsh School of Foreign Service’s Global Human Development program.[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

BERHIE: Self-Serving Motives Disguised as Activism

Madonna’s publicist recently stated, “She’s focusing on Malawi. South Africa is Oprah’s territory.” In response, Mother Jones magazine published a satirical map of Africa showing celebrities’ spheres of influence, suggesting a major fault with the humanitarian work done by celebrities. All too often, good intentions are coupled with hidden agendas[Read More…]

by March 19, 2012 0 comments Opinion

BERHIE: Value Dignity Over Development

Ethiopia appears to be a haven of peace and prosperity in Africa right now. At least compared to the recent front-page news of al-Shabaab’s official alignment with al-Qaeda, the terrorization of the Arabian Sea by Somali pirates and the cruel drought throughout East Africa. Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has[Read More…]

by February 13, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized

Campus Spotlight: THiNK

Truth and Human Rights in North Korea  is a student organization dedicated to raising awareness about violations of human rights in North Korea. The small totalitarian state is often synonymous with terms such as “nuclear proliferation” and “old-school Communism,” but we seek to separate ourselves from the politics by working[Read More…]

by October 21, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Report Uncovers Human Right Abuses Against Deportees

A group of Georgetown Law Center students and faculty released a report this week on human rights violations associated with the deportation of persons with mental disabilities by the United States. The group focused on the unique case of Jamaica, which they discovered receives a significant amount of deportees from[Read More…]

by April 15, 2011 0 comments News

New Peace Strategies in DRC

On Oct. 11, French authorities detained indicted war criminal Callixte Mbarushimana, the head of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, a Hutu militia group operating in the eastern Congo. He was arrested in Paris on 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. This arrest represents one[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Post-Uribe Security in Colombia Overstated

Sometimes you have to give some to get some. For former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez, giving some meant weakening civil society in Colombia, pushing aside the rule of law, stomping on individual liberties, killing and displacing innocent civilians and ignoring international laws, norms and standards. What did he get?[Read More…]

by September 21, 2010 0 comments Opinion