Human Rights

Global: Older People at Heightened Risk in Conflict

Older people are often at heightened risk of abuses during armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on February 23, 2022. All parties to armed conflict should end abuses against older people and facilitate humanitarian assistance...

Europe: Ban Trade with Illegal Settlements

The European Commission should prohibit EU trade with settlements in occupied territories globally, Human Rights Watch said on February 21, 2022 as it signed onto a European Citizen’s Initiative (ECI). The citizen-led initiative, registered with the...

India: Biased Investigations 2 Years After Delhi Riot

Indian authorities are wrongfully prosecuting activists and protest organizers under India’s anti-terrorism law two years after 53 people were killed in communal violence following peaceful protests against discriminatory citizenship policies, Human...

Social Justice, Taxes, and Freedom of Religion or Belief


Tax Justice, Religious Freedom, and the Tai Ji Men Case

The panel discussion during the side event

One UN human rights expert’s fight to eliminate ‘conversion therapies’

Victor Madrigal-Borloz, Independent Expert on Protection against violence and discrimination...

Vietnam: Activists’ Movements Blocked

The Vietnamese government systematically restricts the rights to freedom of movement of political and human rights activists, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on February 17, 2022. The authorities should immediately end all restrictions on...

Guterres opens Global Disability Summit with inclusivity call

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Disabled girls play basketball in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Egypt: Rights Defender’s Imprisoned Father At Risk

Egyptian authorities should urgently provide health care to Salah Soltan, the detained father of a prominent Egyptian rights defender living in the US, or immediately release him to receive medical attention and investigate claims of torture, 19 human...

Human rights defenders threatened at Poland-Belarus border

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People at Belarus-Polish border.