Sarah Margon, Human Rights Watch

Sarah Margon

Human Rights Watch

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Sarah:

Ex-President Karzai Betrays Afghan Women

After former Afghan President Hamid Karzai finished his remarks at the 2019 Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, a voice from the back of the room asked the very question on my mind: “How will you ensure the role of females in this process is one that's actionable?” → Read More

Congress should put human rights first at home and abroad. Prove some Americans care.

The new Congress can show allies and adversaries that while Trump may embrace cruel foreign leaders and policies, US voters still respect human rights. → Read More

Mike Pompeo's way is not the American way. Reject him as secretary of State.

Mike Pompeo would try to reverse U.S. human rights commitments and normalize discriminatory rhetoric. Senators should reject him as secretary of State. → Read More

Giving Up the High Ground

In country after country, the Trump administration is gutting U.S. support for human rights, the rule of law, and good governance, damaging the overarching credibility of the United States. → Read More

The right way for the US to promote human rights in Iran

President Trump should lift his travel ban, work with the United Nations, and support access to the digital revolution in Iran. → Read More

EU/Turkey: Make Rights Central to Erdoğan Meeting

A meeting planned for May 25, 2017, between European Union leaders and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey should signal that discussion of upgraded economic cooperation is dependent on Ankara’s willingness to tackle its human rights and rule of law crisis. → Read More

Donald Trump should not fall for Tayyip Erdogan

Our foreign policy must be one of human rights and conscience, but appealing to dictators is damaging it. → Read More

Donald Trump should not fall for Tayyip Erdogan

Our foreign policy must be one of conscience. → Read More

Human Rights Take Back Seat in Trump’s First 100 Days

As he reaches his 100th day in office, instead of protecting and advancing human rights, President Donald Trump has embraced policies across a whole swath of issues that threaten them. → Read More

The sarin gas attack is just one Syrian atrocity the ICC should pursue

Sarah Margon: The diplomacy over chemical weapons blinds us to the obvious: Assad's atrocities are a job for the international criminal court → Read More