Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

Back to Square One

By Jeremy Druker + November 14th, 2012

The stream of racist comments that spewed forth from a group of students in Jihlava shocked me, but I guess I should have known better.

Is it Safe to Go Home Now?

By Ky Krauthamer + November 6th, 2012

Belgium’s “safe country of origin” list includes just seven countries, six from the Balkans.

In Belarus, Dissent Your Father’s Activism

By Barbara Frye + October 19th, 2012

What it is about Belarus that brings out the funny?

Another Russian Rights Worker in the Cross Hairs

By Barbara Frye + October 5th, 2012

We’ve been here before. Let’s hope it doesn’t lead where it often does.

In Bosnia, What’s Next?

By S. Adam Cardais + October 4th, 2012

Post-Dayton Bosnia is broken. Can it be fixed?

Pussy Riot Behind Bars

By S. Adam Cardais + September 27th, 2012

The Russian dissident punk rockers open up to GQ about their lives in prison

The Root Cause of Domestic Violence in Hungary: Emancipation!

By Jeremy Druker + September 19th, 2012

A Fidesz member of parliament has his own particular explanation for the existence of domestic violence.

Pussy Riot’s Defiance, Part II

By S. Adam Cardais + August 17th, 2012

The feminist rockers have put Putin’s Kremlin firmly under the international microscope

Pussy Riot’s Defiance

By S. Adam Cardais + August 9th, 2012

As their ‘hooliganism’ trial ends, Russia’s newly famous feminist rockers stand firm

Has It Come to This in Georgia?

By Barbara Frye + July 27th, 2012

A billionaire and satellite dishes are getting a lot of attention, but increasing repression is hitting less-visible targets, too.

Israel and the Great Game

By Jeremy Druker + July 25th, 2012

It makes strategic sense for Israel to cozy up to the nasty regimes of Central Asia, but will the public care?

The Sisyphean Struggle to Desegregate Schools

By Ky Krauthamer + July 20th, 2012

“Their horizon has opened. Then they will not need our efforts to desegregate their children; they will do it for themselves.”

Putin’s Pitiful Progress Report

By S. Adam Cardais + July 19th, 2012

Judging by his first 60 days in office, the Russian president could be turning into his own worst enemy

Hungary’s Ironic Backslide

By S. Adam Cardais + July 12th, 2012

Who would have thought Hungary, of all the former Warsaw Pact countries, would be inching toward authoritarianism today?

For Macedonian Media, A Pyrrhic Victory

By S. Adam Cardais + June 14th, 2012

A deal to decriminalize libel in Macedonia comes at quite a cost

Europe’s Roma on the Margins

By S. Adam Cardais + May 24th, 2012

The EU, UN and World Bank say the findings of a new survey are a call to action on Roma integration

Rewrite the Azerbaijan Narrative

By Jeremy Druker + May 23rd, 2012

We need to do a better job of considering Azerbaijan’s role much more broadly than just an energy powerhouse that often gets a free ride from the West.

Hard Pressed

By S. Adam Cardais + May 3rd, 2012

2011 was a grim year for press freedom in TOL’s coverage area, according to a new report

A Truth Commission for Europe’s Roma?

By Ky Krauthamer + April 8th, 2012

To tackle deep-rooted anti-Gypsyism, it is necessary to increase public awareness about the past mass atrocities against the Roma people


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