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    Food as a Human Right

    Two justice advocates and authors talked about food justice and the basic human right to healthy food both in the U.S. and around the world.  “The Human Right to Food” was…

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    Sex Trafficking Victims

    The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Global Human Rights held a hearing on the partnerships between U.S. government and non-governmental organizations that rescue trafficking…

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    Libyan Conflict and Refugees

    Panelists talked about the humanitarian consequences of the conflict in Libya. They spoke about the refugee crisis stemming from the ongoing civil war between rival Islamist militias…

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    Genocide and Atrocity Prevention

    Sarah Sewall spoke on atrocity prevention and other global issues. She focused on the Obama administration-led Atrocities Prevention Board and its progress during the preceding three…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about human trafficking legislation scheduled to be debated on the Senate floor during the coming…

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    Women's Rights in Afghanistan

    Rula Ghani, the first lady of Afghanistan, spoke about the role of women in her home country, and the need to support and encourage them. She described her life growing up as a…

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    U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Remarks

    Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein spoke to the media and responded to questions following his first official visit to the U.S. as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. He…

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    Human Rights in Cuba

    Advocates for Cuban political prisoners testified on that country’s human rights record. The witnesses were critical of the Obama administration’s decision to normalize…

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    Human Trafficking

    At a Justice Department event for National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Attorney General Eric Holder, FBI Director James Comey, and other government officials spoke about…

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    House Debate on Human Trafficking

    House members debated H.R. 181, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, intended to strengthen investigation and prosecution of human trafficking crimes.

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    Human Rights in Cuba

    Panelists talked about human rights and democratic reforms in Cuba in light of the Obama administration’s late 2014 announcement of normalization of foreign relations between the two…

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    Child Sex Trafficking, Part 3

    Representatives for organizations dedicated to stopping the child sex trade talked about the increasing role of technologyas a valuable tool for tracking down predators.  “How…

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    U.N. Security Council Meeting on North Korea

    The United Nations Security Council held a meeting on North Korea’s human rights record. At the start of the session, the Security Council voted in favor of placing North…

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    U.S. Role in Asia-Pacific Region

    President Barack Obama spoke at University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. He vowed to continue to strengthen ties with allies in the Asia-Pacific region. He also spoke…

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    Panel on Nelson Mandela

    Charlayne Hunter-Gault, author of New News Out of Africa: Uncovering Africa’s Renaissance, Alan Wieder, author of Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid, and Sean…

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    Combating Corruption

    Panelists talked about federal government efforts to combat corruption of public officials abroad and foster foreign citizen opposition to bribery and other forms of public…

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    U.N. Security Council Meeting on Syria

    The United Nations Security Council met to discuss the situation in Syria and ongoing humanitarian efforts The previous day U.N. investigators released their report that found both the…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Marie Harf briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international issues, including ongoing U.S. operations in northern Iraq and criticism of the U.S. human rights…

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    Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on Hamas

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke about Hamas using their civilians as human shields. This is a brief portion of his remote interview on CBS' “Face the Nation.”

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    War Crimes Trial of Henry Wirz

    Paul Finkelman talked about the military trial of Henry Wirz, the Confederate commander of Andersonville Prison, where approximately 13,000 Union prisoners died. The concept of war crimes…

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