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On Monday, the French government intends to demolish migrant camps referred to as the "Jungle" in Calais. This could be particularly harmful for unaccompanied children.
(Nairobi) - The fifth annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be held in Nairobi on November 14-19, 2016, with a program of five award-winning documentary films.

(Johannesburg) - South Africa's announced withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a slap in the face for victims of the most serious crimes and should be reconsidered, African groups and international organizations with a presence in ...
When I walked into their tent in Souda migrants' camp on the shores of Chios island in Greece, I was struck by his first gesture: to offer me fruits, tea, and water.
A Human Rights Watch investigation in Kidapawan found that police used unnecessary lethal force when they fired into a crowd of protesters, killing two and injuring dozens of others.
(Banjul) - Nigeria's same sex marriage (Prohibition) Act, 2013 (SSMPA) has made a bad situation much worse for Nigeria's beleaguered lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

children represent the fastest growing group among civilians killed and injured in Afghanistan's long-running armed conflict. The latest update from the United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) documents 639 conflict-related deaths and ...
Yet Human Rights Watch research conducted after the 2010 earthquake found aid efforts - and their shortcomings - were not properly monitored.
Displaced people in the Nazrawa and Laylan camps told Human Rights Watch that they could only leave after obtaining a sponsor, that security forces are taking their identity cards before they can leave the camp, and that they must return the same day.
(Rangoon) - The Burmese government and army should urgently ensure humanitarian aid can reach ethnic Rohingya and other vulnerable populations in northern Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said today. Government security operations have cut off ...
A new report from the ACLU and Human Rights Watch details many of the harms associated with the criminalization of drug possession.
(Sydney, October 20, 2016) - Australia's parliament should withdraw or substantially revise a draft law that would empower judges to detain terrorism offenders after they served their sentences, Human Rights Watch said today in a submission to a joint ...
(Berlin) - The Azerbaijani government has renewed its vicious crackdown on critics and independent groups, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The European Union and international financial institutions have a rare opportunity to insist ...
Indonesia's president Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Wednesday broke his long silence on the country's escalating climate of hateful anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rhetoric by defending the rights of the country's besieged LGBT community.
The European Union's willingness to set aside its core values to curb migration is once again on display with the European Commission's launching of a new partnership with one of Europe's most repressive governments.
(Delhi) - Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir should end the use of the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA) to arbitrarily detain people, including children, Amnesty International India, Human Rights Watch, and the International Commission of ...
(New York) - Vietnam's National Assembly should reform the criminal law to respect basic rights to freedom of expression, association, assembly, and religion, Human Rights Watch said today. The National Assembly is considering revisions to the penal ...

(New York, October 17, 2016) - The Chinese government should immediately free Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai, who disappeared from Thailand a year ago today and reappeared in custody in China, Human Rights Watch said today. The Chinese ...
(Moscow) - Turkmen authorities should investigate the suspicious death of the brother of an exiled dissident journalist from Turkmenistan, Human Rights Watch said today. Altymurad Annamuradov died on September 4, 2016, four days after he was ...
Human Rights Watch welcomes this opportunity to submit evidence to the committee. We are very concerned about human rights developments in the United Kingdom since the referendum vote, and about the risks of a further deterioration of human rights ...
Since then, however, Human Rights Watch has made numerous requests for information on the status of the investigation and on how many people captured during the battle are still being detained and/or charged.
... Rosoboronexport, Russia's state-owned arms trading company, to participate in Euronaval, a major international arms show being held outside of Paris from October 17 to 21, 2016, human rights groups EuroMed rights and Human Rights Watch said today.
In an interview with Sputnik, Kristine Beckerle, a Yemen researcher in the Middle East and member of Human Rights Watch's North Africa Division, drew attention to the fact that the United States has been party to the Yemeni conflict since the first ...
Kenya's Lands Minister and principal secretary in the Lands and Physical Planning Ministry welcome a group of women on October 13, 2016 who will climb Mount Kilimanjaro on October 14 as part of a campaign for land rights in Nairobi, Kenya.
Human Rights Watch focused on the need to eradicate child marriage. Also this week, Saudi Arabia and Russia bombing civilians in Yemen and Aleppo, Syria, yet both are running for seats on the human rights Council.
My colleague and I interviewed 59 migrant domestic workers in Oman for a Human Rights Watch report released this past July.
The Human Rights Watch has condemned the recent attack on the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria, (IMN) and called on government to ensure accountability for violence against the group.
Rojaina and her children used to live in a brick house in a small village in rural Malawi. After a coal mine started operating nearby, she was told to leave her ...
A gunman wearing an Afghan National Security Forces uniform opened fire on Shia mourners at Kabul's landmark Sakhi Shrine on Wednesday, killing 18 people and wounding 54.
Human Rights Watch distributed the following message to European Union Member States in advance of the EU's Foreign Affairs Council meeting on October 17.
Thank you for this opportunity to speak to parliament today at a critical time - both for Ethiopians and for the EU's relationship with Ethiopia.
The vote by Burundi's parliament and senate approving withdrawal from the International Criminal Court is the latest move by a government intent on shielding ...
Continuing a campaign of anti-LGBT vitriol that began in January, the youth and sports Ministry has banned lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people ...
He is also being investigated for sedition. Fahmi, who has pleaded not guilty, is one of many victims of an ongoing crackdown by Malaysian authorities that is creating a "culture of fear," according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). "Criminalizing peaceful ...
(New York) - The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) should cease awarding Iran the right to host FIVB international tournaments until the country ensures that female spectators can freely attend volleyball matches in the country, human rights ...
(New York) - Bangladeshi authorities should immediately release three children of opposition leaders convicted of war crimes who were forcibly disappeared and have been illegally detained since August 2016, Human Rights Watch said today. Bangladesh's ...
In June 2009, Aasia Bibi, a low-paid farmhand, responded angrily when her co-workers refused to drink water that she offered them, claiming it was "unclean" because she was a Christian.
"The charges against Nasser bin Ghaith and serious violations of his right to a fair trial demonstrate again that the UAE regards peaceful dissent as a crime," said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. "The laws authorities ...
"Attempts to intimidate and threaten journalists is a misguided, unlawful response to whatever disagreements the Prime Minister's Office had with the news report," said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch. "The government should lift the ...
(Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysia's prosecutions of peaceful speech over the past year have spread beyond activists and politicians to ordinary citizens on social ...
The funeral strike underscores the urgent need for credible international investigations into alleged laws-of-war violations in Yemen, Human Rights Watch said. The United States, United Kingdom, and other governments should immediately suspend arms ...
Japanese students told Human Rights Watch that because of a lack of an LGBT-inclusive curriculum, the information they received from teachers about LGBT people was inaccurate, sometimes bigoted, and based entirely on teachers' personal views of ...
Kanu's court appearances sparked several largely peaceful protests by supporters in various southeast and Niger Delta towns, which have been met with force by security forces, including police.
Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union jointly issued the call Wednesday in a detailed report contending that enforcement of drug laws has unjustifiably ruined lives, torn families apart and fueled racial discrimination while failing ...
The announcement of a 6-month state of emergency is not the way to quell anti-government protests in the Oromia region of Ethiopia according to international rights group, Human Rights Watch (HRW). This view was contained in the Dispatches series by ...
In January the European Parliament passed a 19-point resolution condemning the Ethiopian government's brutal crackdown on protests that had left more than a hundred dead.
The massive enforcement of laws criminalizing personal drug use and possession in the United States causes devastating harm, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said in a joint report released today. Enforcement ruins ...
These are just some of the concerns raised by Human Rights Watch in a submission filed earlier this month, urging states to consider Ecuador's poor human rights record and breaches of the promises it made last time.
(Johannesburg, October 11, 2016) - The killing of a prominent opposition leader on October 8, 2016, in Maputo puts ongoing peace talks in Mozambique at risk, ...
October 11 is National Coming Out Day. Some lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people choose this day to announce their sexual orientation or gender identity.


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