Human Rights

India: Data Protection Bill Fosters State Surveillance

The Indian government should amend its proposed data protection law to protect people’s privacy instead of enabling unchecked state surveillance, Human Rights Watch said on December 22, 2022. The government has submitted the draft Digital Personal...

UN condemns Taliban decision to bar women from universities, calls for ‘immediate’ revocation

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Afghan students perform during graduation at their degree-award ceremony at a...

Peru: Investigate Killings, Injuries During Protests

Peru’s civilian authorities should conduct prompt, thorough, and independent investigations into at least 21 killings of protesters, allegations of excessive use of force by security forces, and acts of violence by some protesters, Human Rights Watch...

Iran: Brutal Repression in Kurdistan Capital

Iranian security forces used excessive and unlawful lethal force against protesters in Kurdistan province's capital, Sanandaj, in October and November 2022, Human Rights Watch said on December 21, 2022. The newly created United Nations Fact-Finding...

Iran: US sanctions violating human rights of all living there, say UN experts

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Hakim Expressway, Tehran, Iran.

Azerbaijan: Nagorno-Karabakh Lifeline Road Blocked

The sole road connecting Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia has been blocked since December 12, 2022, disrupting access to essential goods and services for tens of thousands of ethnic Armenians living there, Human Rights Watch said on December 21, 2022.

Kazakhstan: No Justice for January Protest Abuses

The failure of the Kazakh authorities to effectively investigate the serious loss of life and other grave human rights violations during and immediately after protests in early January 2022 is a damaging legacy for the year, Human Rights Watch said on...

Joint Statement by UNHCR and Angelina Jolie

After more than 20 years of dedicated and committed work with the UN Refugee Agency advocating for the rights and protection of forcibly displaced people around the world, Angelina Jolie is moving on from her role as UNHCR’s Special Envoy to engage on...

Afghanistan: Taliban urged to halt public floggings and executions

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A woman walks through a corridor in a village in Zindajan district, Afghanistan...

UN rights chief reports on intensified ‘climate of oppression’ in Nicaragua

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Managua, capital of Nicaragua.