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Protecting Rights, Saving Lives. Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people in 90 countries worldwide, spotlighting abuses and bringing perpetrators to justice. Donate Now · Human Rights Watch ...
(New York, April 25, 2018) – Israel has repeatedly denied Palestinians permits to build schools in the West Bank and demolished schools built without permits, making it more difficult or impossible for thousands of children to get an education, Human Rights Watch said today. On April 25, 2018, Israel's high ...

The U.S. State Department and the European Parliament's criticisms of the Philippine government's anti-illegal drug campaign are all but proof that “no one is buying” President Rodrigo Duterte's denials over the deaths linked to the crackdown, a New York-based rights watchdog said Tuesday. Human ...
As the cameras flashed in Beijing, all marking an escalation of diplomatic relations between Zimbabwe and China in the new epoch and with Xinhua and the rebranded China Global Television Network (CGTV) providing granular details about the bilateral visit in their coverage, Human Rights Watch was ...
Protecting Rights, Saving Lives. Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people in 90 countries worldwide, spotlighting abuses and bringing perpetrators to justice. Donate Now · Human Rights Watch ...
Protecting Rights, Saving Lives. Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people in 90 countries worldwide, spotlighting abuses and bringing perpetrators to justice. Donate Now · Human Rights Watch ...

(Amman) – Children born to Jordanian mothers and non-Jordanian fathers struggle to get basic rights and services in Jordan, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Due to a law that denies women the right to pass citizenship to their children on an equal basis with men, these children are ...
Human Rights Watch has expressed concern over the risk of a looming humanitarian crisis in North Sinai as a result of the Egyptian army's military operation against terrorist elements there. The New York based watchdog warned in a report published Monday entitled “Egypt: humanitarian crisis looming”, ...
China's biggest tech companies are promising to make changes after being named in a report detailing discrimination against women in job advertising in the country. Titled "Only Men Need Apply," the report published Monday by Human Rights Watch says that discrimination in hiring by Chinese ...
When you think of refugees in connection with Bosnia and Herzegovina, you may think of people displaced by fighting in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. But today the country is facing a different kind of refugee crisis as it strains to safeguard the rights of a growing number of people from other regions ...
In a November 2017 report, “Everyone Blames Me,” Human Rights Watch found that survivors, particularly among marginalized communities, still find it ... Although Indian law makes it mandatory for police officials to register rape complaints, Human Rights Watch found that police sometimes press the ...
This year's report, though, speaks to the shift under the Trump administration to further whitewashing of those abuses, even while acknowledging, at times, that abuses against Palestinians have been independently documented by groups like Human Rights Watch. Far from strengthening the US's standing, ...
Although Indian law makes it mandatory for police officials to register rape complaints, Human Rights Watch found that police sometimes press the victim's ... For women and girls with disabilities, who face a higher risk of sexual violence, the challenges are even greater, Human Rights Watch has found.
Protecting Rights, Saving Lives. Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people in 90 countries worldwide, spotlighting abuses and bringing perpetrators to justice. Donate Now · Human Rights Watch ...
(Hong Kong) – China's government and private Chinese companies should end their widespread use of gender discriminatory job advertisements, Human Rights Watch said in a new report today. Chinese authorities rarely enforce legal prohibitions against gender discrimination in employment and in ...
When celebrating R.A. Kartini, a Javanese feminist (1879-1904) who wrote about women's rights in the early 20th century, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo invited a number of women rights' defenders in Jakarta to talk about women's empowerment. Naila Rizqi Zakiah of the Community Legal Aid Institute, ...
Ukraine's activists and journalists fighting corruption in the country will have to publicly disclose their personal assets beginning this Sunday or face up to two years in prison. In recent years, anti-corruption campaigners had fought hard to make the Ukrainian government more open and transparent. In part ...

(Beirut) – Bahrain's interior minister has threatened to crackdown on dissidents and activists who criticize the government online, Human Rights Watch said today. Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al-Khalifa, the interior minister, said on March 25, 2018, that the government was already tracking accounts that ...
... not in 'good faith'. Social media and internet giant reps at DOF hearing Representatives from social media and Internet giants Facebook, Twitter and Google at the public hearings by the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods on Thursday (Mar 22). 30 Mar 2018 09:02AM (Updated: 30 Mar 2018 09:10AM ) ...
Human Rights Watch supports the aspirations of these local and regional activists. The minister should do his job and focus on solving the many problems LGBT people are confronted with in Barbados. He should stop misrepresenting the call to end discrimination as a call for marriage, maliciously stirring ...
(Nairobi) – Guinea's government should ensure that its security forces act with restraint and respect to preserve human life in responding to opposition protests, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. Since local elections on February 4, 2018, at least 15 people have been killed and ...
“This cowardly attack can only be regarded as part of the ongoing harassment campaign against Memorial's work in the North Caucasus region,” said Yulia Gorbunova, Europe and Central Asia researcher at Human Rights Watch. “The Russian government needs to provide protection and put a stop to the ...
The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the Zimbabwean government to protect tobacco farmers and their families from abusive practices and child labour. HRW, ahead of the launch of its report on the malpractices, said tobacco growing families were vulnerable to nicotine poisoning and abuse ...
SINGAPORE'S government has at long last responded to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report from 2017, which accused the city-state of “creative repression” in its silencing of activists and political opposition. The Singaporean Ministry of Law released a statement on Friday regarding HRW's failure to ...
(Amman) – Jordan began on March 4, 2018 to regularize the status of refugees who have been living in towns and cities without permits, offering them greater protection, Human Rights Watch said today. However, on January 24, the government revoked the eligibility for subsidized health care for people ...
Protecting Rights, Saving Lives. Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people in 90 countries worldwide, spotlighting abuses and bringing perpetrators to justice. Donate Now · Human Rights Watch ...
“Human Rights Watch has been an NGO that has been around a very long time. But of course, if you look closer at it, you realise you don't really know where it is getting its money from, you don't really know how it monetises, how it hires people, who are the ones writing the individual articles. And what was ...
The news on the night of March 14 of the brutal murder of Marielle Franco, along with her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes, in downtown Rio de Janeiro, felt like a kick in the stomach. She had helped Human Rights Watch document police abuses in Rio de Janeiro before I joined the organization. Later, we ...
SINGAPORE – Singapore on Friday, March 23, slammed Human Rights Watch for a "pattern of issuing biased and untruthful statements" about the city-state as the government mulled new laws to fight fake news. The Ministry of Law zeroed in on a report by the New York-based HRW last year which said ...
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday urged Eastern Caribbean countries to repeal colonial “buggery” laws. Among a variety of requests, HRW urged the countries, including Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, ...
In time for World Water Day, Human Rights Watch and WASHUnited have released a French version of 2017 practitioners guide, which helps aid workers, development professionals, and anyone who works with women and girls to address menstrual hygiene using a human rights framework. This World ...
Protecting Rights, Saving Lives. Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people in 90 countries worldwide, spotlighting abuses and bringing perpetrators to justice. Donate Now · Human Rights Watch ...
PARIS (Reuters) – President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has overseen a crackdown on dissent that is unprecedented in Egypt, and an election next week looks set to return him to power for the long term, a Human Rights Watch official said on Wednesday. Sisi is expected to the March 26-28 ballot by a huge ...
Libya is not ready to hold free and fair elections, campaign group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned. The country's rival authorities are planning to hold parliamentary and presidential elections later this year, but no date has been set. The United Nations and the European Union support the ...
Protecting Rights, Saving Lives. Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people in 90 countries worldwide, spotlighting abuses and bringing perpetrators to justice. Donate Now · Human Rights Watch ...
2016 Juliane Kippenberg for Human Rights Watch. This week is the start of Baselworld, one of the world's largest jewelry and watch fairs. Visitors will learn a lot about new watch and jewelry design. But how much will they hear about the human rights conditions under which gold and other minerals for ...
(Bridgetown, Barbados, March 21, 2018) – Discriminatory laws in Eastern Caribbean countries make lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people targets for discrimination, violence and abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 107-page report “'I Have to Leave to Be Me': ...
But, as a forthcoming Human Rights Watch report reveals, Samira's sons and thousands of other non-citizen children are still suffering from many of the same legal restrictions that hamper their ability to participate in and contribute to Jordanian society. By February 2018, authorities had issued just over ...
Libya is not ready to hold free and fair elections, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned. ... from respect for the rule of law and human rights, let alone from acceptable conditions for free elections,” Eric Goldstein, deputy Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement.
(Beirut) – Nabih Berri, Lebanon's speaker of parliament, should schedule a vote on a draft waste management law before parliamentary elections on May 6, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. The law has been stuck in parliament since 2012, but came before the joint committees of parliament in ...
Egypt Crackdown Paves Way for Long-Term Sisi Rule: Human Rights Watch ... PARIS (Reuters) - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has overseen a crackdown on dissent that is unprecedented in Egypt, and an election next week looks set to return him to power for the long term, a Human Rights Watch official ...
Libya is not ready to hold free and fair elections, campaign group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned. The country's rival authorities are planning to hold parliamentary and presidential elections later this year, but no date has been set. The United Nations and the European Union support the ...
(Geneva) – The Sri Lankan government should announce a time-bound plan to carry out its pledges to the United Nations Human Rights Council since October 2015, Human Rights Watch said today. At an interim update before the Council this week on progress towards fulfilment of its human rights ...
Yesterday I went to Chechnya for the first time since the terrible war in 1999. It was my first time in Grozny, the capital, which has long been rebuilt and whose skyline now features modern high rises. Yesterday was also the 70th day that Oyub Titiev has spent in jail. Titiev is the Grozny director of Memorial, ...
Protecting Rights, Saving Lives. Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people in 90 countries worldwide, spotlighting abuses and bringing perpetrators to justice. Donate Now · Human Rights Watch ...
Singapore authorities have taken another life with the execution of Ghanaian Bill Agbozo for transporting 1.63 kilograms of methamphetamine. Agbozo, who was arrested on April 5, 2013 at Changi Airport, was hanged on Friday after his appeal for clemency was rejected. While Singapore does not make ...
Protecting Rights, Saving Lives. Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people in 90 countries worldwide, spotlighting abuses and bringing perpetrators to justice. Donate Now · Human Rights Watch ...
A video seen by Human Rights Watch shows the girl distressed and in pain; a Tunisian man and the little girl both explain that she was hit with a police baton. At the same time, a group of detainees set fire to one of the dormitories. Subsequently almost everyone in the centre – predominantly Tunisian men ...
(Geneva) – North Korean escapees and criminal justice experts will offer a rare view of pervasive human rights violations in everyday life in North Korea during a side event at the United Nations Human Rights Council session this week, Human Rights Watch said today. These abuses against children, ...
(Sydney) – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should make human rights a central and public focus of the upcoming summit with Southeast Asian leaders, Human Rights Watch said in a briefing paper released today. Turnbull is scheduled to host leaders of the 10-country Association of Southeast ...


 

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