Quiet relief, an undercurrent of caution and hope for a new approach to human rights, the environment and the problems of the poor.
As the UN meets today to assess its plan to heal a suffering world, the billions of women who still lack fundamental rights--especially reproductive rights- must be heard.
Despite the Bush Administration's scramble to scuttle her nomination because she is--gasp!--a feminist, a South African judge is named high commissioner for human rights.
Pressured by the Bush Administration, the United Nations issues a ringing declaration and solicits pledges that decry rape as a weapon of war. How about actually doing something?
The UN resolution designating rape as a weapon of war is historic, but provides no legal remedy for wartime victims of sexual violence.
One of the world's most prominent critics of US interventionism talks about his new post as UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories.
From the archive: A book by a former ICTY official offers a vivid insider's account of realpolitik at the Milosevic trial.
Iran's leading dissident implores UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to reprimand the Iranian government for its human rights abuses and provide moral support for the suffering Iranian people.
Expect no changes as Bush Administration hit man Robert Zoellick takes the helm of the World Bank.
Paul Wolfowitz's resignation won't reform the World Bank. But it could spark a new era of independence from the International Monetary Fund.