Tag: Right to participate in government

Kyrgyzstan’s relatively peaceful 2017 presidential election in 2017 gives hope that the nation can make lasting changes. However, the situation of ethnic minorities there has shown little improvement since the outbreak of inter-ethnic violence between the ethnic majority Kyrgyz and the ethnic minority Uzbek population. UN reports estimate nearly 400,000 people were displaced as a […]

On the last day of 2018, police in California shot and killed a teenager. This unnamed young man, armed with knife, but not fleeing from police, was the 992nd person to be added to the Washington Post Police Shootings database in 2018. A new human rights data release from the Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) […]

This article has been updated to reflect 2019 HRMI data. Media stories of disappearances, arbitrary and illegal arrests, and extrajudicial killings are now so commonplace in Mexico that they almost seem normal. But the Human Rights Measurement Initiative’s new data measuring respect for civil and political rights in Mexico show that this situation is not […]