The leadership Council for Human Rights continues to be concerned about the turmoil in Mali. The forced resignation of the interim Prime Minister, Cheikh Modibo Diarra, following the coup led by Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo is a cause of concern for the population. LCHR urges Mali’s leadership to resolve disputes through peaceful means.
The Leadership Council for Human Rights remains concerned about the proliferation of terrorism in Subsaharan Africa that could have devastating implication on the humanitarian situation. December 3rd 2012, AFP reported that the National Collective representing the populations in northern Mali as well as the Democratic Alliance of Patriots for Crisis Resolution (ADPS), a coalition of […]
About 2 million people within Iraq have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the violence in the central and southern areas of the country. Some have no other option but to live in terrible conditions.
Vietnam’s indigenous populations encompass various indigenous tribal groups living in the country’s Central Highlands. These groups are ethnic and religious minorities; many are practicing Christianity. They have endured many hardships, including religious persecution, loss of land to a recent influx of ethnic Vietnamese, and policies designed to assimilate them into a national culture. Some have […]
Introduction: This web page is dedicated to the individual Coptic Christians of Egypt . LCHR seeks to share narratives of a diverse cross section within the Coptic community, including Copts born in Egypt who fled to America, Copts still living in Egypt, and American-born Copts. Accounts explore what it means to be Coptic, how it […]
Egypt’s Copts are an indigenous ethno-religious minority who practice Christianity in this largely Islamic country. Because of their religious practices, the Copts have faced discrimination from their government. The construction of Coptic churches is stringently regulated, some Copts have been forcefully converted to Islam, and the country refuses to recognize the Copts’ status as an […]
Afghan women have endured countless human rights violations for centuries, most recently at the hands of the Taliban regime which ruled the country until 2001, and still has an influence over certain regions of Afghanistan. Between 1996 and 2001, women were completely shut out of public life, unable to work, go outside without a male […]
LCHR’s projects are as varied as the individual groups we seek to serve. In some instances, we work directly with foreign governments to encourage them to more seriously address the rights of their minority populations. In other cases, governments cannot or will not be reasoned with, and we must literally take to the streets to […]
The Leadership Council for Human Rights (LCHR) seeks to encourage and promote information and action campaigns on the behalf of ethnic and religious persecuted peoples, providing assistance to organizations and individuals under threat. Our goal is reach out to groups and individuals to educate, communicate, train and increase effectiveness on human rights issues by bringing […]
In July and August, 2007, LCHR field research fellow LaChelle Amos spent six weeks in Iraq, conducting research and contributing to the organization’s on-the-ground projects. Ms. Amos is a 2008 MA Candidate in American University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution program within the School of International Service. Her report appears here in three parts: