Human Rights

Leaving No Roma behind during a pandemic, and beyond: a UN Resident Coordinator’s Blog

Celebrating the handover of housing units to Roma community members in Serbia.

Mauritania: President Should Lead Reform Process

Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Ghezouani should lead a process to reform repressive laws that muzzle speech and act decisively to advance women’s rights as he marks his first year in office on August 1, 2020, Human Rights Watch said on August 01...

Backsliding in Taiwan’s Human Rights Protection and Rule of Law

Tens of thousands population protest under the heavy rain.

Myanmar: End Unlawful Internet Restrictions

Myanmar’s government should immediately lift internet restrictions in Rakhine and Chin States that have put civilians at added risk, Human Rights Watch said on July 27, 2020. Government restrictions on the internet have hampered the coordination of...

Yemen: Allow UN to Secure Oil Supertanker

Houthi authorities in Yemen should immediately permit United Nations experts access to a supertanker moored off Yemen’s coast that risks spilling over a million barrels of crude oil into the Red Sea, Human Rights Watch said on July 27, 2020. The UN...

Mexico: Overhaul Police Forces

Recent police abuses across Mexico should be a wake-up call to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to lead a national process to professionalize police forces and hold them accountable, Human Rights Watch said on July 24,2020.

Hungary: Editor’s Sacking a Blow to Press Freedom

The firing of Szabolcs Dull, the editor-in-chief of Hungary’s biggest independent news website, Index, on July 22, 2020 has political interference written all over it, Human Rights Watch said on July 24,2020. The dismissal is a blow to media...

Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Arabs Blocked From Returning

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is preventing about 1,200 Arab families from returning home to 5 villages more than 6 years after the area was retaken from the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), Human Rights Watch said on July 19, 2020. KRG...

‘Inequality defines our time’: UN chief delivers hard-hitting Mandela day message

Inequality, an issue which “defines our time”, risks destroying the world’s economies and societies, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a hard-hitting speech on Saturday.

‘My children ask me when am I coming home’: stranded seafarers share their frustrations

The container ship MSC Daniela at sea.