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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.
AP Photos

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

This Era of Hostage Diplomacy Requires New Answers

Deep Dish on Global Affairs Podcast

Hostage taking is as old as time, but today the world faces new tactics and unprecedented challenges; what can be done?

Israeli supports show placards with the faces and names of people believed to be taken hostage and held in Gaza.
Human Rights

Gaza: Epicenter of the Israel-Hamas War

Deep Dish on Global Affairs Podcast

Explore the complex history of the Gaza Strip, the rise of Hamas, and the implications for the current conflict.

Smoke rises following an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City on Wednesday.
Defense and Security


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