Human Rights

Venezuela, Poland and Sudan amongst 14 new Human Rights Council members

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The Human Rights Council, Geneva

Guinea: End Crackdown on Opponents to New Constitution

Guinea’s government should end its crackdown on the right to protest by releasing civil society leaders and demonstrators opposed to a new constitution, Human Rights Watch said on Oct 18, 2019. The government should also investigate the killings of...

UN: Protect Rights in Welfare Systems’ Tech Overhaul

Governments should heed the call of the United Nations’ leading expert on poverty to fully integrate human rights protections into their efforts to digitize and automate welfare benefits and services, seven human rights groups said on Oct 17, 2019.

Malta: Human rights experts call for justice in case of murdered journalist

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ress Briefing by Ms. Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or...

UAE: Free Unjustly Detained Rights Defender Ahmed Mansoor

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) should free the unjustly imprisoned prominent human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor ahead of his 50th birthday on October 22, 2019, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, and over 135...

UN’s Bachelet addresses progress and setbacks in human rights worldwide

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Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, addresses the 42nd session of the...

US: Rolling Back Coal Ash Rules Threatens Health

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A coal ash pile in Guayama, Puerto Rico

Australia: Older People in Aged Care Drugged Up

Many aged care facilities in Australia routinely give older people with dementia dangerous medicines to control their behavior, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Oct 15, 2019.

Uganda: Brutal Killing of Gay Activist

Ugandan authorities should thoroughly investigate the fatal attack on October 4, 2019 on an activist for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, Human Rights Watch said on Oct 15. The death of the activist, Brian Wasswa,...

Mauritania: Take Key Steps for Women’s Rights

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Aminetou Mint Ely [center, holding phone], president of the Association of Women...