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Distinguished Fellow for Democracy Studies

The international norm against ethnic cleansing is not just being swept aside. It is at risk of being replaced.

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to civilian casualties and suffering in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo.

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to Congressional efforts to restrict the entry of Syrian refugees to the United States. 

Program Officer for Human Rights Initiatives

Sheltering refugees is not just a moral duty. All countries, including the United States and its fellow democracies in Europe, are also legally bound to assist those fleeing war and oppression.


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Worst of the Worst 2007

Sudan, North Korea and Uzbekistan are prominent among the most repressive regimes in the world, according to a report released by Freedom House.  The study, “The Worst of the Worst: The World's Most Repressive Societies 2007,” named seventeen countries with the worst records for political rights and civil liberties, and pointed to thirteen countries which have been on the list for five years or more.


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