Energy rich states in the EU's Eastern Neighborhood demonstrate an alarming decline in democracy and accountability, a major study by Freedom House released today shows. As those states' energy resources are becoming more strategically important for Europe, this trend suggests uncertainty ahead both for energy providers and consumers.
Freedom House and the International Center for Not-For-Profit Law call on Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni to reject the Non-Governmental Organizations Registration (Amendment) Bill that was passed by Parliament in April 2006.
The establishment of the new Human Rights Council, which will begin its first session on June 19, offers a rare opportunity to turn a new page in the international community's blemished record of addressing human rights abuses around the world.
Freedom House sent a letter today to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, urging the US government to immediately appoint a special representative to serve as an envoy to the recently established UN Human Rights Council.
Freedom House's Center for Religious Freedom today released a report analyzing a set of Saudi Ministry of Education textbooks in use during the current academic year in Islamic studies courses for elementary and secondary students. The textbooks promote an ideology of hatred toward people, including Muslims, who do not subscribe to the Wahhabi sect of Islam.