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Commentary, analysis, and research on issues and current events related to human rights, civil rights, international law, the United Nations (UN), and peacekeeping approaches.

Past Events

Opening Up "Oppenheimer"


Join the Council for a screening of Christopher Nolan’s "Oppenheimer," hosted by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Robert Downey Jr, Christopher Nolan, Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Florence Pugh, and Matt Damon pose for a photo at an Oppenheimer promotional event in London.
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Atlas of Impunity Reflects Governance Accountability Challenges in Africa


Experts discuss impunity and accountability across Africa in the 21st century.

An anti-police brutality protest in Lagos, Nigeria on October 20, 2022.

Commentary & Analysis

Balancing Religious Diversity and National Identity in France

Deep Dish on Global Affairs Podcast

Does France’s laïcité promote or impede religious freedom?

Newly named French Education Minister Gabriel Attal
Human Rights

Lost Lives, Little Attention: The Overlooked Migrant Crisis

Deep Dish on Global Affairs Podcast

Why did the lost Titan submarine get more buzz and funding than migrant lives?

Migrants with life jackets provided by volunteers of the Ocean Viking, a migrant search and rescue ship run by NGOs SOS Mediterranee and the International Federation of Red Cross.
AP Photos


The Atlas of Impunity

Report by Coauthors

The Atlas of Impunity, a joint effort of David Miliband, the Eurasia Group, and the Council, comprehensively tracks abuse of power across five key dimensions.

Katherine Starr, David Miliband, Monica Pinto and others discussing the Atlas of Impunity Human Rights

Most Americans Willing to Work with Autocrats to Protect the US

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

The public is more concerned about national security than promoting human rights and democracy abroad, Council polling shows.

Participants arrive at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Public Opinion