Human Rights News
Apr 11, 2012
Mexican President Felipe Calderon arrives in La Habana for his first official visit to Cuba. The visit comes just eight months before Calderon’s term concludes, despite a lengthy list of pending bilateral issues for the two countries.
Apr 11, 2012
2011 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Winner Nabeel Rajab was told by security personnel at the Cairo International Airport that he is banned from entering Egypt.
Apr 02, 2012
Former Wilson Center Public Policy Ion Ratiu Scholar Nabeel Rajab wins the Advocacy Award from Index on Censorship
Mar 31, 2012
By negotiating Assad's exit from Syria, Moscow could help to end the violence and bloodshed, and "reset" world perceptions of Russia, writes Wilson Center President Jane Harman in The Washington Post.
Mar 20, 2012
Latin American Program Scholar, Roberto Briceño-Leon, comments on high murder rates in Venezuela.
Mar 15, 2012
Drawing on an instinct to defend, women are gaining clout in the male-dominated sphere of security policymaking, bringing a unique problem-solving focus to complex challenges, Wilson Center Director, President, and CEO Jane Harman says.
Feb 16, 2012
President Calderon has used a military approach to combat the drug cartel problem in Mexico. Some wonder if tolerance or legalizing drugs would be a better approach.
Jul 29, 2011
Nabeel Rajab, a leading human rights activist and president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, will receive the 2011 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, presented annually by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Jul 13, 2011
"Africa: 53 Countries, One Union - The New Challenges" is a follow up to last year's Conference in Bologna. This Conference aims to bolster African initiatives toward unity, integration, and prosperity.
Jul 05, 2011
Wilson Center Senior Scholar Margot Badran is the editor of a new book Gender and Islam in Africa: Rights, Sexuality, and Law