Garry Leech

Garry Leech is an inde­pend­ent journ­al­ist and author of numer­ous books includ­ing Cap­it­al­ism: A Struc­tural Gen­o­cide (Zed Books, 2012); Bey­ond Bogota: Diary of a Drug War Journ­al­ist in Colom­bia (Beacon Press, 2009); and Crude Inter­ven­tions: The United States Oil and the New World Dis­order (Zed Books, 2006). He is also a lec­turer in the Depart­ment of Polit­ical Sci­ence at Cape Bre­ton University.

Happiness and Human Rights in Shangri-La

In the early 1990s, Indra was forced to flee her home country of Bhutan after her father had been imprisoned and tortured. “In prison they hung my father upside down and beat him. Then they hung him over chili smoke,” she explained. “After that they ordered him to leave the country with all his family.…

The Bias of Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch’s se­lective and biased ap­plic­a­tion of the human rights norms en­shrined in the UN Declaration not only un­der­mines its cred­ib­ility, it also pro­motes injustice. Over the past thirty years, Human Rights Watch has become one of the most recognized non-governmental organizations in the world due to its global promotion of human rights. But…