We urge political leaders to reject the politics of fear and support a robust refugee resettlement program to address the worst refugee crisis since WW II.
Burma’s ethnic minority Rohingya were disqualified from voting, denied citizenship and vilified in Burma’s national elections. This poisoned atmosphere against Muslims in general and the Rohingya in particular will not simply end because of an election.
Findings of “Strong Evidence” of genocide against Burma’s Rohingya by Yale's Human Rights Law Clinic requires action by the international community.
Whether Bashir is sent to the ICC speaks volumes about whether governments such as India – and the United States – are willing to stand for the victims of genocide.
The U.S. has spoken out against the disenfranchisement, the hate speech campaigns, and the discrimination against the Rohingya. What is missing is action.
It is simply appalling that Bashir, the man responsible for the genocide in Darfur, is being welcomed in China for a commemoration of the end of World War II, the very conflict that gave rise to the creation of the crime called genocide.
The signing of a peace deal is a welcome and long overdue flicker of hope in South Sudan. But only the continued threat of an arms embargo and targeted sanctions will give the agreement a chance to succeed.
If President Obama and negotiators do not follow through with promised consequences, the only people who will suffer are innocent civilians in South Sudan.
Money talks and today corporate profits have shouted down the cry for justice for the desperate victims of human trafficking in Southeast Asia.
The United States helped to broker the peace that brought South Sudan into existence. It cannot abandon the people of South Sudan.