Topic: Human Rights

BOSTON — The annual K. George and Dr. Carolann S. Najarian Lecture on Human Rights, held at Faneuil Hall, this year addressed a human rights topic in the US, rather than the world, and the human rights were those of the incarcerated. The[...]

By Philippe Raffi Kalfayan Special to the Mirror-Spectator On December 10, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will turn 70 but it has a mixed history. We are witnessing an unprecedented setback in the protection of human rights; a[...]

NEW YORK — In the wake of the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 27, prominent New York religious leaders gathered for an interfaith prayer service at Manhattan’s venerable Park East Synagogue on Wednesday,[...]

By Rukmini Callimachi, Jeffrey Gettleman, Nicholas Kulish and Benjamin Mueller OSLO, Norway (New York Times) — In the midst of a global reckoning over sexual violence, a woman who was forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State and a[...]

ISTANBUL — The 2018 International Hrant Dink Awards were given this month to Murat Çelikkan of Turkey and the Mwatana Organization for Human Rights from Yemen. Mwatana conducts independent, impartial documentation work and prepares[...]

In a recent article, I wrote about the US State Department’s annual report on International Religious Freedom, which stated that “all religious groups that are not Sunni Muslim suffer discrimination and persecution in Turkey….[...]

ISTANBUL (Financial Times) — Police arrested senior members of the Turkish Medical Association on Tuesday, January 30, days after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan branded the group “terrorist lovers” for calling for a halt to[...]

  By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator COLOGNE, Germany — On the 11th anniversary of the murder of Hrant Dink in front of his Agos office in Istanbul, Turks and Armenians and Germans gathered in several German[...]

ISTANBUL (DW) — Turkish media reported on Thursday, October 19, that prominent civil society figure and businessman Osman Kavala was detained Wednesday at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport upon returning from the southeastern city of[...]

We write on behalf of the Workshop for Armenian-Turkish Scholarship and the Lepsiushaus Potsdam to express our deep concern about recent efforts by Turkish authorities to prevent scholars based in that country from participating in a[...]