By: EthicsDaily Staff To combat human trafficking around the globe requires comprehensive anti-trafficking laws with severe consequences for violation coupled with effective prosecution, the State Department said.
By: David McMillan The values of our nation - freedom, human dignity and so on - don't change, but at times our policies do, says U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Someone needs to let him know this dualism doesn't work.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Laws against blasphemy and apostasy violate human rights and can inflame passions related to these matters, according to the latest annual U.S. government report on religious freedom.
By: EthicsDaily Staff The strength of civil society has increased globally, giving "ordinary citizens more power and responsibility" and threatening "governments that wish to monopolize power and evade responsibility," a government report says.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Culminating months of research and analysis, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declared Islamic State actions in the Middle East against Christians, Yezidis and other religious groups to be genocide.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Persecution of Christians and other religious minorities by non-state actors, such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, was a primary emphasis in a new U.S. State Department report.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Human trafficking is a $150 billion industry, even though progress has been made to address it the last 15 years, the U.N. says. And many consumers may be unaware they contribute to the problem.