The letter urges President Biden “to use U.S. leverage with the Saudi regime to demand an immediate and unconditional end to its blockade on Yemen, which threatens the lives of 16 million malnourished Yemenis living on the edge of famine.” Read the full letter here. (April 6).
Dismissing a politically motivated lawsuit filed against the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR), the court described the Jewish National Fund’s position as, “to say the least, not persuasive.” Read an overview or the full case summary on our website. (April 2).
Among other recommendations, the letter calls on the administration to make the results of the sanctions review public, and to issue a Global Temporary General License to exempt humanitarian activities from sanctions. Read the full letter here. (March 26).
In a report from the Institute for Islamic Studies at Toronto University and the National Council of Canadian Muslims, the authors examine three cases where Canadian organizations lost their charitable status. Read news coverage from the Toronto Star, or read the full report here. (March 29).
Andrea Prasow and Carine Kaneza Nantulya of Human Rights Watch offer policy recommendations for promoting human rights through U.S. engagement in Africa. Read the full article on Just Security. (April 2).
Corey Greer of Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) writes on the importance of including women in peacebuilding, and shares resources for promoting such inclusion. Read the full piece on Ms. Magazine. (April 5).
Originally published with the headline “How Sanctions Hurt Iranian Women,” Azadeh Moaveni of the International Crisis Group and Sussan Tahmasebi, an Iranian women’s rights activist, explore the ways in which U.S. sanctions on Iran are disproportionately hurting Iranian women. Read the full op-ed in the New York Times. (March 27).
The resolution “urges all States to stop adopting, maintaining or implementing unilateral coercive measures not in accordance with international law, international humanitarian law, the Charter of the United Nations and the norms and principles governing peaceful relations among States...” Read the full resolution here. (March 12).