Human Rights

India: UN expert raises alarm over mass evictions of Delhi railway track dwellers

image1170x530cropped_666_0_0.jpg
Deserted streets in the Indian capital, Delhi, during the nationwide lockdown to stop the...

Assistance to Vulnerable Households, Small Businesses Key to Mitigating Pandemic’s Impact and Hastening Recovery in the Philippines

Social assistance to poor and vulnerable families as well as micro and small enterprises will help cushion the impact of COVID-19 and hasten recovery in the Philippines, according to From Containment to Recovery, the World Bank’s October 2020 Economic...

China: 12 Hong Kong Protesters Held Incommunicado

The Chinese authorities should allow 12 detained Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, including one child, access to family members and their own lawyers and physicians, Human Rights Watch said on September 28, 2020. The group has been held...

Chile: Reject ‘Anti-Denial’ Law

The Chilean Senate should reject a legislative proposal that would criminalize the denial of the heinous abuses committed during the country’s military dictatorship, Human Rights Watch said on September 28, 2020.

Australia: Harsh Police Response During Covid-19

Victoria’s police have used harsh measures during the Australian state’s Covid-19 lockdown that threaten basic rights, Human Rights Watch said on September 24, 2020. Victoria’s parliament should reject a new attempt to broaden police powers.

Myanmar: Stop Prosecuting Peaceful Protesters

The Myanmar authorities should cease responding to criticism of the government and military with arrests and prosecutions of students protesting human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said on September 23, 2020. They should immediately drop charges...

China: Quash Verdict Against Outspoken Tycoon

Chinese authorities should immediately quash the 18-year sentence against a property tycoon and outspoken critic of President Xi Jinping, Human Rights Watch said on September 22, 2020.

Sign of the times: COVID-19 response and recovery must be accessible says Guterres

image1170x530cropped_658_0_0.jpg
A sign language interpreter during a special UN event.

Myanmar: Mounting child death toll during Rakhine village assaults must end, urges rights expert

image1170x530cropped_657_0_0.jpg
On 29 January 2019 in Mynamar, children play at Thet Kel Pyin Muslim Internally Displaced...

The world must not be ‘neutral’ on enforced disappearances

image1170x530cropped_656_0_0.jpg
Visitors throw white flowers into Rio de la Plata in Buenos Aires out of respect and...