IJRC in the News

IJRC’s work is a resource for advocates, scholars, journalists, and students around the world, and many, many legal research guides, civil society organization websites, and blogs link to our Online Resource Hub materials. The articles and videos listed below provide a partial sampling of articles in local and international news media that feature or refer to IJRC’s work.


Washington Post – November 28, 2018

The Saudi Crown Prince Should Fear the Long Arm of Justice


Al Jazeera – November 22, 2018

Questions Swirl over Saudi Crown Prince’s G20 Meet in Argentina


Bloomberg – November 9, 2018

America’s Multimillion-Dollar Bounty Program Just for Drug Lords


Above the Law – November 9, 2018

U.N. Should Sanction the U.S.A. for Trump’s New Asylum Rule


CNN – August 27, 2018

Australian Police Hunt Migrants Missing in Crocodile-Infested Waters


Politico – August 20, 2018

Why the EU Can’t Outsource Its Migration Crisis


Washington Post – July 10, 2018

Trump Learned ‘the Worst Lessons of History,’ Says David Miliband


Paper Magazine – June 28, 2018

Adult Male Immigrants Deserve Our Empathy, Too


The Conversation – June 25, 2018

How Immigration Court Works


The Conversation – June 18, 2018

Guatemala’s History of Genocide Hurts Mayan Communities to This Day


NBC Think – June 13, 2018

Jeff Sessions’ Immigration Policies Are a Means to a Sinister End


The Atlantic – May 30, 2018

Why Nicolas Maduro Clings to Power


Washington Post – February 8, 2018

The International Community Wakes up to Torture in Venezuela


Foreign Policy – April 24, 2017

Extrajudicial Killings Prompt Suit Against Duterte at International Criminal Court


New York Times Editorial Board – March 27, 2017

An Abdication on Human Rights

This article refers to a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which IJRC called for and participated in. Read more about this hearing and additional media coverage.


The Conversation – February 12, 2018

Venezuelan Refugees Inflame Brazil’s Already Simmering Migrant Crisis


Newsweek – November 2, 2016

Why an African Mass Withdrawal from the ICC Is Possible


The Conversation – October 13, 2016

Why Is Mexico Lagging So Badly on Human Rights?


The Conversation – September 25, 2016

Will Colombia’s Peace Deal Get the People’s Vote?


Politico – June 16, 2016

Syrian Refugees Help Nab Suspected War Criminals


Washington Post – June 1, 2016

Hissene Habre, Chad’s Former Dictator Just Got a Life Sentence for Crimes He Committed in the 1980s


Daily Maverick – January 13, 2016

From Afghanistan to Ghana, via Guantanamo Bay


Al Jazeera – November 27, 2015

From Roma to Refugees: Sweden’s Impossible Choices


The Conversation – November 13, 2015

Leaving the ICC Won’t Absolve South Africa of Its Legal Obligations


Huffington Post – June 22, 2015

A “Peace Community” Tries Nonviolent Resistance in Colombia

This article refers to IJRC’s explanation of international humanitarian law.


The Guardian – June 24, 2015

Rwandan Spy Chief’s Arrest Exposes the Intricacies of International Justice

This article, published by numerous media outlets, quotes IJRC on the meaning of the term “universal jurisdiction.”


CNN.com – December 10, 2014

Torture Report – U.S. Faces Harsh Realities

This article draws on IJRC’s article on the Abu Zubaydah case before the European Court of Human Rights.


The World Post – November 19, 2014

It Is Time for an International Children’s Court

The World Post published this opinion piece by former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown along with a list of online resources, including IJRC’s guide to children’s human rights.


BloombergView – October 26, 2014

Venezuela’s Hollow Victory at the UN

This opinion piece refers to IJRC’s news post on the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention’s decision concerning the detention of Leopoldo Lopez.


BloombergView – August 28, 2014

Political Asylum

BloombergView published a guide to asylum in its QuickTake series, referring readers to IJRC’s guide on asylum and the rights of refugees.


Foreign Policy – August 4, 2014

Impunity Cannot Allow Impunity

This opinion piece about the African Union’s decision to allow immunity from prosecution for government leaders by the African Court of Justice and Human Rights refers to IJRC’s news post on the issue.


The Root – July 21, 2014

Black and Unarmed: Men Without Weapons Killed by Law Enforcement



Twin Cities Daily Planet – April 30, 2014

Another Botched Execution

This opinion piece by an attorney with Advocates for Human Rights refers to IJRC’s news post on the Human Rights Committee’s concluding observations regarding the United States.


Jurist – July 19, 2013

Victims of Former Chad Dictator Seek to Participate in Trial 

This article cites to IJRC’s explanation of the prosecution of Hissène Habré in the Extraordinary African Chambers.


Financial Times – July 2, 2013

Hissène Habré, Former Chadian Dictator, Charged with War Crimes

This article cites to IJRC’s explanation of the prosecution of Hissène Habré in the Extraordinary African Chambers.


Al Jazeera America – April 22, 2013

Time Running out for Khmer Rouge Tribunals

This feature story quotes a guest post published in IJRC’s News Room.


PolicyMic – April 2013

Why Are Sex Workers Left out of the Violence Against Women Conversation?

This article references IJRC’s News Room article on the 57th UN Commission on the Status of Women.


Third World Resurgence – March/April 2013

UN Meet on Women Wrangles Consensus to Address Violence

This article quotes from IJRC’s News Room article on the 57th UN Commission on the Status of Women.


Inter Press Service – March 23, 2013

Controversial Inter-American Reforms Process to Continue

With quotes from IJRC’s executive director, this article provides a summary of the outcome of the OAS General Assembly special session held on March 22.  This content was also picked up in articles posted by the International Press Institute, Periodismo Humano and other outlets.


Americas Society / Council of the Americas – March 21, 2013

Guide: IACHR Reform Vote at the OAS

This article by AS/COA references IJRC’s materials on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the OAS-led reform process.


Inter Press Service – March 8, 2013

Nobel Laureates Back “Strong, Autonomous” Inter-American Rights System

This article, by Carey Biron, quotes IJRC’s executive director on the process to modify the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ mandate and procedures.


IntLawGrrls – December 10, 2012

The Future of Human Rights in the Americas: Update on the Inter-American Reform Process

Lisa Reinsberg contributed this guest post to the international legal blog IntLawGrrls on the reforms facing the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.


KTVU – December 8 & 9, 2012

IJRC Featured on KTVU’s Bay Area People

Rosy Chu interviews IJRC Executive Director, Lisa Reinsberg, on the weekend program Bay Area People about IJRC’s mission, programs, and I Am a Human with Rights! campaign.


Inter Press Service – December 7, 2012

Reforms Could Weak Pan-American Rights Body 

This article on the reforms facing the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights quotes IJRC Board member Jamil Dakwar and refers to IJRC’s educational materials on the Inter-American system.


Boston College Legal Eagle Blog – November 26, 2012

International Justice Resource Center – Human Rights Research Portal

This Boston College Law School law library blog post introduces readers to IJRC’s resources.


Inter Press Service – November 1, 2012

Pan-American Rights Commission under Threat 

This article on the reforms facing the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights quotes IJRC Executive Director, Lisa Reinsberg, and refers to IJRC’s educational materials on the Inter-American system.


Brandeis University – August 2012

International Justice in the News

This newsletter by the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University features IJRC’s animated video on the Inter-American system for the protection of human rights. This publication has subsequently featured many IJRC news stories. Read them on the website of the Ethics Center.


Rights Now – Spring 2012

CHR Addresses Lawyers’ Role in Human Rights Defense

This quarterly publication of the American Bar Association featured IJRC’s May 2012 training, “The International Human Rights Framework: Opportunities for Attorneys and Advocates,” at which Michael S. Greco, Chair of the ABA Center for Human Rights, gave the opening remarks, posted here.


Santa Clara Law – February 14, 2012

IJRC Featured by Santa Clara Law

This blog post introduces the Santa Clara Law community to IJRC’s resources.


Irish Times – December 19, 2011

Irish Times Features IJRC

This Irish Times piece provides an overview of IJRC’s mission and services.


IntLawGrrls – December 9, 2011

Why Every Human Rights Advocate Should Know a Little International Law

Lisa Reinsberg contributed this guest post introducing IJRC and our mission to connect grassroots advocates with the international framework, including through IJRC’s Boston Human Rights Night.


IntLawGrrls – December 9, 2011

International Law as a Tool to Promote Human Rights

Lisa Reinsberg contributed this guest post on the utility of international human rights mechanisms in local social justice and civil rights advocacy.


Foreign Policy – October 26, 2011

The Individual Stories of Srebrenica

This article refers to IJRC’s news post on the ICTY’s conviction of several defendants accused of responsibility for the Srebrenica massacre.