Human Rights Violations Remain Worrying in Post-Nuclear Iran

By Azadeh Pourzand Iran sealed a nuclear deal with the United States and other world powers (P5+1) in July 2015. Many human rights defenders who followed the negotiations believed that a less isolated Iran would have more incentives to respect human rights. Others feared that Iran would now get away with human rights violations more than … Continue reading Human Rights Violations Remain Worrying in Post-Nuclear Iran

Engendering Networks of Resistance in Morocco

By Brittany Landorf  In 2010-2011, the Arab Spring witnessed a burgeoning female presence in an unprecedented manner. In Morocco, women cyber activists arose at the height of the 2011 protests; their voices continue to reverberate today. Virtual spaces facilitated the growth of these new movements and networks of activism. While much has been written about … Continue reading Engendering Networks of Resistance in Morocco

FIFA’s Commitment to Human Rights Tested

By Bojana Stoparic Can an international sports organization be held accountable for human rights violations that occur as a result of its events? In October, the Netherlands Trade Union Confederation (FNV) raised this question when it filed a lawsuit against Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the international soccer federation, in a Swiss court. The … Continue reading FIFA’s Commitment to Human Rights Tested