Human Rights

Vietnam: Activists Blocked from Ukraine Event

The Vietnamese authorities stopped several pro-democracy supporters from attending an event in Hanoi in support of Ukraine on March 5, 2022, following the Russian invasion, Human Rights Watch said on March 16, 2022. The Ukrainian Embassy was holding “...

Myanmar: ‘Appalling’ violations demand ‘unified and resolute international response’

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Protesters attend a march against the military coup in Myanmar.

UN rights chief decries mass execution of 81 people in Saudi Arabia

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A prison cell.

Russia: With Tech Firms Pulling Out, Internet Spiraling into Isolation

Several leading foreign tech companies have withdrawn from Russia or suspended operations in the two weeks since Russia’s full-scale invasion in Ukraine, exacerbating the risk of isolation from the global internet for the country’s residents.

Ukraine: Russian Air-Dropped Bombs Hit Residential Area

Russian aircraft dropped multiple unguided bombs simultaneously on March 3, 2022, that hit an intersection in a residential neighborhood of Chernihiv, a city in northeastern Ukraine, Human Rights Watch said on March 10, 2022.

China: US Should Fully Apply New Forced Labor Law

The new US forced labor law should heighten scrutiny of company supply chains that are linked to forced labor in China, Human Rights Watch said in a submission to the federal Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force (FLETF) on March 11, 2022. The law...

Fears grow for Syria amid rising violence, deepening humanitarian crisis

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A displaced family in the Al-Hol camp in Syria.

Belarus: UN report reveals extent of violations in human rights crackdown

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The violence used by security forces across Belarus against peaceful protesters has...

UN: Groups Urge Rights Chief to Report on Chinese Government Abuses

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights should urgently release her office’s report on Chinese government rights violations targeting Uyghurs and other Turkic communities, almost 200 human rights groups including Human Rights Watch said...

Hong Kong: Covid-19 Threatens Detained Democracy Leaders

Hong Kong authorities should release the hundreds of arbitrarily detained pro-democracy leaders and activists who are now at heightened risk from the city’s surge in Covid-19, the Hong Kong Democracy Council and Human Rights Watch said on March 07,...