Singapore’s ‘Jolly Hangman’ About to Strike

On Feb. 17, 2008, a 24-year-old Sarawakian migrant working in a rag and bone company in Singapore was drinking an apparently potent substance called “Narcissus Ginseng Wine Tonic” with four friends when they got the idea to rob someone. After they split up and... Read More...

Thailand’s Missing Activists

At least 82 political activists and others have disappeared in Thailand since 1980 including the respected human rights lawyer Somchai Neelapajit, according to the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights, ... Read More...

TPP May Not Help Rights Activists in Vietnam

Although the government of Vietnam has agreed to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which the Obama administration in Washington has advocated as a vehicle to improve human rights in member countries, there ... Read More...
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UN Seeks More Accountability For Sri Lankan Civil War

Approval by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Oct. 1 of a resolution aimed at increasing accountability and reconciliation in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of its bitter civil war now leaves the 10-month-old government in Colombo with a quandar... Read More...