Human Rights

Paris: Dire Situation for Migrant Adolescents Arriving Alone

Paris child protection authorities employ inadequate procedures that arbitrarily deny formal recognition as a child to unaccompanied migrant children, denying many the services they desperately need.

India: 7 Rohingya Deported to Myanmar

The Indian government has deported seven ethnic Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, where they are at grave risk of abuse, Human Rights Watch said. The Indian foreign ministry said that on October 4, 2018, Indian authorities handed over the men to Myanmar...

Human Rights breaches in China, Belarus and United Arab Emirates

MEPs deplore arbitrary arrests and detentions of ethnic minorities, journalists and human rights defenders in China, Belarus and the United Arab Emirates.

UK leads the charge in eradicating modern slavery

A new programme supporting Pakistan tackle child labour, has been launched by the UK government. The AAWAZ II programme, which has been launched by the UK’s Department for International Development, will enable communities and support stronger...

Child sexual abuse and exploitation: UN event sheds light on the unthinkable

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An 18-year-old girl at a centre for abused and trafficked children in Almaty city, Kazakhstan...

Guinea: Bauxite Mining Boom Threatens Rights

Guinea’s fast-growing bauxite mining industry is threatening the livelihoods of thousands of Guineans, Human Rights Watch said in a report released October 4, 2018. Mining has destroyed ancestral farmlands, damaged water sources and coated homes and...

Eritrea: Diplomacy Changes, but Political Prisoners Remain

The recent arrest of Eritrea’s former finance minister is a troubling sign that repressive tactics continue despite changes in Eritrea’s diplomatic engagements. Human Rights Watch released a video about Eritrean political prisoners including 21 senior...

Egypt: Enforced Disappearance of Prominent Rights Defender

Egyptian police have forcibly disappeared a prominent human rights defender and lawyer, Ezzat Ghoneim, Human Rights Watch said on October 03. Ghoneim has been in custody since March 2018, and his release was ordered by a court on September 4.

Lebanon: Discriminatory Nationality Law

Lebanon should amend an outdated nationality law to ensure that children and spouses of Lebanese women have the same right to citizenship as those of Lebanese men, Human Rights Watch said on October 03.

European Union and United Nations join forces to end femicide in Latin America under the Spotlight Initiative

With the €50 million investment, the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative will fund new and innovative programmes in Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico, to help women and girls live lives free from violence and to eradicate femicide in...