We write today to urge the State Department to place Uzbekistan in Tier 3 in the 2013 Global Trafficking in Persons Report unless the government of Uzbekistan invites a high-level, tripartite International Labour Organization observer mission to monitor this fall’s harvest prior to the report’s release.
Las Comisiones de Justicia, Derechos Humanos y Estudios Legislativos del Senado de la República aprueban el proyecto de ley que faculta a las autoridades federales para conocer delitos del fuero común contra la prensa.
Freedom House joined other prominent human rights groups in launching a campaign to raise awareness about ongoing rights abuses in Bahrain in advance of the country hosting the upcoming Formula One Grand Prix. The campaign calls on drivers in the upcoming Formula One race to pledge their support for a free and just Bahrain by calling attention to rights abuses in the country and the need for reform. To help raise awareness about the campaign on Twitter, use hashtags #ReformsF1rst and #F1.
Freedom House sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry asking him to consider candidates with strong human rights backgrounds when he makes appointments to senior positions at the State Department.
In its current form, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which is scheduled to be voted on by the House of Representatives in mid-April, would significantly impact U.S. citizens’ privacy online. In a letter to the bill's co-sponsors, Freedom House president David Kramer urges the lawmakers to amend the current bill to enhance Internet security while respecting existing US privacy laws.