Human rights

ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for leaders from Hamas and Israel

Israel-Hamas war

The top prosecutor at the International Criminal Court today announced a request for arrest warrants for top leaders from both Hamas and the Israeli government. Karim Khan said that he has reason to believe that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, along with the Israeli defense minister, and three top leaders from Hamas all “bear criminal responsibility” for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity. 

A buffalo grazes on the drenched land in the Cardamom Mountains, southwest Cambodia.

‘It’s a lose-lose situation’: Carbon ‘offset’ project in Cambodia accused of human rights violations

Human rights
Children stand in front of the building of the Peruvian Congress as part of a call to demand accountability for cancer patients in Peru, September 2023.

Desperate cancer patients in Peru look for options across the Atlantic

Health & Medicine
Trucks carrying humanitarian aid enter Gaza Strip from Egypt in Rafah as a temporary ceasefire went into effect, Nov. 24, 2023.

‘We’re bracing for what comes after’ the truce, MSF Gaza director says

Israel-Hamas war
Native American supporter Deborah Theodore, left, of Belmont, Mass., and her daughter, Sofia Theodore-Pierce stand by the statue of Massasoit on Cole's Hill in Plymouth, Mass., during the 35th National Day of Mourning, Nov. 25, 2004.

Thanksgiving stories gloss over the history of US settlement on Native lands

Under the suspicion of drug consumption, police officers frisk a group of migrants at a camp on a street in downtown El Paso, Texas, April 30, 2023.

Report: Human rights abuses by US immigration officials are rampant at the southern border


Two human rights advocacy groups have listed hundreds of incidents of human rights violations by immigration officials that include physical violence, verbal abuse and sexual harassment — including some cases that have been fatal.

Malala Yousafzai pointing at a poster advertisement of her documentary, "Stranger at the Gate."

‘There is hope’: Malala Yousafzai promotes tolerance, connection with new documentary

Conflict & Justice

Malala Yousafzai’s new Oscar-nominated documentary, “Stranger at the Gate,” features a former US marine suffering from PTSD who sets out to bomb a mosque in Indiana, but changes his life around after the community embraces him. Yousafzai joins The World’s Marco Werman to discuss the film and her own experiences.

Protesters hold a banner with a message that reads in Spanish: "Duque, stop the massacres," directed at Colombia's President Ivan Duque, as they march to Bolivar Square in Bogotá, Colombia, Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

Discourse of justice: Part I

Critical State

Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive this week into the ways in which human rights discourse is politics by other means.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi holds a news conference at the Presidential Palace in Khartoum, Sudan

New restrictive regulations in Egypt will shut down access to independent information, legal director says

Free speech

Egypt’s new amendments to its national terrorism law will reinstate military powers that curtail human rights and free speech. Mai El-Sadany, the legal director at the Tahrir Institute of Middle East Policy in Washington discusses the development with The World’s host Marco Werman.

Green WhatApp icon surrounded by other apps on a smart phone

WhatsApp sues Indian government over unconstitutional internet laws, privacy encroachment

Social media

India’s new measures would force WhatsApp to make messages on its platform traceable.