Weak rule of law in the developing world deprives countless people of legal rights and economic opportunity. Bridging the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, a global trust could build developing nations' capacity to implement the rule of law, improving human rights and economic outcomes at little cost.
Empty chairs at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony for China's Liu Xiaobo and a top UN diplomat demonstrate China's power and influence, along with its vulnerability on human rights issues, says CFR's Mark Lagon.
Al-Jazeera English interviews Mark P. Lagon regarding Secretary of State Clinton's visit to Myanmar in December 2011.
A Conversation with Aung San Suu Kyi
On November 30, 2011, the Global Stakes in Human Rights Roundtable series, in conjunction with the CFR General Meetings progarm, hosted a Skype interview with Burmese democracy activist, Aung San Suu Kyi.
New Volume on Human Dignity
I am currently working on a volume on international institutions better promoting human dignity with Georgetown University's, Anthony Clark Arend.