Human Rights

Lebanon: Syrians Summarily Deported from Airport

Lebanon summarily deported at least 16 Syrians, some of them registered refugees, on April 26, 2019 after they arrived at the Beirut airport, Human Rights Watch, the Lebanese Center for Human Rights (CLDH), Legal Agenda, Frontiers Rights, and the...

Cameroon: Promised Investigation Should Be Independent

Cameroonian soldiers went on a rampage in the English-speaking North-West region on May 15, 2019, burning over 70 homes in Mankon, Bamenda. Soldiers dragged one man from his house, shooting him dead in the street.

Brunei: New Report on Abusive Penal Code

Brunei should immediately repeal its newly enacted penal code, which violates a range of human rights, Human Rights Watch said on May 22, 2019 in an open letter to the sultan of Brunei and a report, “Brunei’s Pernicious New Penal Code.”

Burkina Faso: Respect Rights During Counterinsurgency Operation

Burkina Faso’s security forces should scrupulously respect human rights during a new military operation launched in response to a deadly uptick in attacks by armed Islamist groups, Human Rights Watch said on May 22, 2019.

Venezuela: Free Freelance Photojournalist

Venezuelan authorities should immediately release Jesús Medina, who they have arbitrarily imprisoned because of his reporting for nearly nine months, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Human Rights Watch said on May 21, 2019.

Democratic Republic of Congo: Girls’ Lives Shattered by Attacks on Schools

Armed groups attacked hundreds of schools in the Kasai region of central Democratic Republic of Congo during the 2016-17 conflict, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) in a report released on May 20, 2019. The violence...

Syria: Detention, Harassment in Retaken Areas

Syrian intelligence branches are arbitrarily detaining, disappearing, and harassing people in areas retaken from anti-government groups, Human Rights Watch said on May 21, 2019. The abuse is taking place even when the government has entered into...

UK: Welfare Cuts Mean Families Go Hungry

A volunteer at a Trussell Trust food bank prepares food parcels from their stores of donated food,...

Thailand: No Justice 9 Years After ‘Red Shirt’ Crackdown

On August 30, 2017, Phayao Akhard wears the bloody nurses gown worn by her daughter,...

Sri Lanka: Failed Pledges Mar 10 Years Since War’s End

Women mourn at the graves of their relatives who died in 2009 during the last days of the war...