The European Union should ensure that it won't attend the upcoming joint summit of the European Union and League of Arab States unless it's guaranteed that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, a suspected war criminal, will not attend.

Sri Lanka plans to go back to hanging convicted drug dealers. President Maithripala Sirisena, following president Duterte's war on drugs in the Philippines as a model, has now announced that convicted drug dealers will start being hanged in Sri Lanka within the next three months.

Moroccan authorities should free an entrepreneur who was sentenced to two years in prison in violation of his right to free speech and review his conviction given its abusive nature.

Indonesian authorities should release and drop treason charges against three Papuan activists for peaceful advocacy in the Papua mining town of Timika. 

Russian authorities opened a criminal investigation against a journalist for criticizing the authorities over their handling of a recent suicide bombing. Authorities are sending a clear message that they will not tolerate any criticism of how they respond to perceived terrorism or extremism.

United States lawmakers, including many female legislators elected in the recent mid-term elections, are pushing back against President Donald Trump’s attacks on the reproductive rights of women outside the US.

Sigrid Kaag, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, opened the Human Rights Weekend in Amsterdam defending the importance of human rights defenders' work.