“Science for human rights”

Amnesty International has announced the use of satellite images to document the ongoing atrocities in Syria. Amnesty reports that this technology will counter the deadly attack on foreign journalists in Homs last week. Although satellites are not likely to provoke any immediate convictions, they will prove to be a useful tool in investigating crimes against…

Some more good news (hopefully)

Handling Sexual Assault in the Military Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced new policies for investigating sexual assualt in the military today. Advocacy groups are rejoicing since reforms have been needed for quite some time. Many offenses such as rape go unpunished and unreported, and there is no end to sources that report abuse and…

Positive Visions

On the tail end of this Easter Weekend, and at the end of Women’s History Month I’d like to highlight some encouraging events to begin this blog. In the midst of an increasingly conflict-ridden world full of human rights abuses, the impact of those affecting progress should be celebrated. The Tahirih Justice Center, which has…