Various types of organisations are beginning to develop human rights policies. Large corporations, governments and even not for profit organisations around the world are beginning the realise the importance of human rights for setting a benchmark of ethical behaviour.
In some cases these organisations will pay lip service to human rights or even use them as a political tool to embarrass an adversary. However, it is becoming clearer over time that human rights are a universal concept which does cut across cultures and the understanding of its foundations is present in all human communities.
From time to time we comment on human rights policy because we believe that it is important to encourage accountability in this regard. And there are times when human rights policy is violated in the most shocking and abhorrent manner at which times we must speak out in order to give a voice to the victims of human rights abuses.