President Donald Trump is not more than two months into his Presidency and he has already been scolded by the United Nations for the threat he poses to religious freedom and freedom of the press. Just look.
Why is the work that HRC does to support civil society so important? Because civil society can be the biggest challenge to an authoritarian regime. China has targeted outspoken advocates for years and considers to suppress human rights outcries. Read more about the torture used by Chinese officials to force activists to confess to “crimes.”
Nowhere are democracy experts more concerned about than the Philippines. Since President Rodrigo Duterte took power and initiated his brutal anti-drug war, there have been over hundreds of violent homicides and no justice for victims of the military-style campaign. Read more here.