human rights

INSTITUTE INDEX: The Iraq War at 10

March 22, 2013 - This week marked the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. We take a by-the-numbers look at the war's costs, both human and economic, and its heavy toll on the South.

INSTITUTE INDEX: Will justice prevail in Louisiana for Angola 3's Woodfox?

March 15, 2013 - A federal judge recently reversed the controversial conviction of Black Panther Albert Woodfox for the 1972 killing of a guard at Louisiana's Angola prison. Amnesty International has launched a campaign asking the state attorney general not to appeal in the case that has come to be known as the "Angola 3" for the number of inmates held in prolonged solitary confinement following the guard's death.

Extraction and disclosure

August 24, 2012 - The Securities and Exchange Commission stood up to intense pressure from the likes of ExxonMobil and the American Petroleum Institute to approve rules that will shine a light on dealings between some of the world's biggest corporations and the poor countries from which they extract vast amounts of wealth.

Chick-fil-A's history of workplace discrimination

August 2, 2012 - In the spotlight over its advocacy against same-sex marriage, the Georgia-based fast-food chain has also faced at least a dozen employment discrimination lawsuits over the years -- including one from a Muslim fired after refusing to pray to Jesus, and another from a longtime manager terminated because her boss thought she should be a stay-at-home mom.