Human rights are challenged or violated in every corner of the world, every day. The abuses are often horrific. One of the most effective mechanisms for protecting human rights is through the work of the United Nations Human Rights Council. In the years since the HRC was established, its independent investigators have circled the globe to assess problems, to help prevent abuses and to offer solutions. In his new book, Catalysts for Change, Senior Fellow Ted Piccone, explains how they make a difference on behalf of the HRC.
[The U.S. seeks] to portray Iran as a criminal enterprise, not just as another bad country but as a rogue state that is engaged in horrible crimes across the region.... We are moving from a position of accommodation to one of confrontation across multiple fronts.