A Conversation on Child Marriage With Amnesty International

April 29, 2016

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Kaitlyn Denzler, a women’s rights campaigner at Amnesty International USA. Child marriage is on the decline, but it is a slow progress. There are currently 700 million women living today who were married before their 18th birthday—or...

Australia’s Treatment of Aboriginal People is Its Dirty Secret

April 09, 2016

There is a criminal silence around Australia’s treatment of its indigenous people. I had a call from Rosalie Kunnoth-Monks the other day. Rosalie is an elder of the Arrernte-Alyawarra people who lives in Utopia—a vast and remote region in the "red heart" of Australia. The nearest town is...

Obama Ignores Morocco’s Illegal Occupation and Human Rights Abuses

January 05, 2014

US policy on Western Sahara constitutes nothing less than a rejection of international law. In November 2013, President Barack Obama met with Morocco’s King Mohammed VI in Washington for their first face-to-face meeting. The result was a bitter disappointment for supporters of human rights...

Is a Free West Papua on the Horizon?

July 28, 2013

In the eyes of many, West Papua should be a country independent from Indonesia. Background While Papua New Guinea is a sovereign nation, few realize that the western half of the world’s second largest island is Indonesian territory. This resource-rich island is one of the least publicized...