A new Sudan policy out today from the Obama administration — and immediate scrutiny from human rights advocates of its impact on a campaign called genocide.
It’s been a tough decade for human rights. As if terror and torture and war on terror weren’t tough enough to deal with, then came economic collapse.
From dissidents in prison to populations in peril and poverty, it’s a hard world.
This hour, we’ll talk with the secretary general of Amnesty International worldwide, Irene Khan, and The New York Times’s Nicholas Kristof, about human rights up against tough times.
Irene Khan joins us in our studio. She is has been secretary general of Amnesty International, the world’s largest human rights organization, since Sept. 12, 2001. She’s the first woman, the first Asian, the first Bangladeshi, and the first Muslim in the job. Her new book is “The Unheard Truth: Poverty and Human Rights.”
Joining us from New York is Nicholas Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times and author of the On The Ground blog. He is the co-author, with Sheryl WuDunn, of “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.”