Friday, August 13, 2010
Map of Summer 2010 Human Rights Abuses
The excellent, in-depth blog GeoCurrents has mapped out summer 2010 reports of humans rights abuses and developments by Human Rights Watch. The map can be viewed in regular Google Maps or downloaded for Google Earth. The map displays new events that occurred during the summer of 2010. Most deal with activists or press being suppressed. There is one good news story; however, a cluster bomb banning treaty and conference. The downside of that story is that some of the signers are violating human rights in bigger ways which outweigh the banning of weapons they have never used.