These blueprints for the next administration outline practical steps lawmakers and administration officials can take to address some of the most pressing human rights issues in the world today.
The national security imperative to close Guantanamo remains as compelling today. President Obama should recommit to closing Guantanamo in his second term.
The Obama Administration should develop a preventative strategy for combating religious extremism and promoting religious freedom that is commensurate with the challenges in today’s global landscape.
Genocide and mass atrocities are threats to U.S. national security interests. Here are concrete steps that the Obama Administration should take to disrupt the supply chain that supports such crimes.
When U.S. companies abuse or facilitate violations of human rights abroad, they undermine U.S. national interests in advancing security, economic development, and human rights. Here are concrete steps on how the U.S. government can encourage U.S. companies to promote human rights.
To ensure that the U.S. targeted killing/drone program is not undermining human rights, the Obama Administration should prioritize transparency, legality, and oversight.
The Obama Administration should prioritize human rights promotion in China and maximize the potential for progress by developing a comprehensive, integrated approach built on a strategy that advances human rights through other issues on the U.S.-China agenda.
To make Egypt’s transition a human rights success story, the United States must visibly and intentionally promote rule of law, pluralistic democracy, and civil society at the center of the bilateral relationship.
The vision of “one Internet” requires a coordinated policy objective across all departments of the U.S. government and throughout the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.
In 2011, President Obama created a clear policy framework for combating serious rights violations against LGBTI persons. Here are recommendations for the administration, for operationalizing and institutionalizing the provisions of the memorandum.
The Obama Administration should reaffirm U.S. leadership on the protection of refugees by repairing flaws in the U.S. asylum and resettlement systems.
The Obama Administration should prioritize the transformation of detention policies and practices in its immigration reform agenda and should lead this effort from the White House.
As more countries crack down on nongovernmental organizations, the administration should dedicate itself to a stronger and more consistent approach to supporting civil society and human rights defenders.