Human Rights

Iraq: Families of Alleged ISIS Members Denied IDs

Mosul’s Civil Status Directorate.

New UN report cites violations of rights to freedom of opinion and expression in South Sudan

People at a Protection of Civilians Camp in Malakal, South Sudan, peacefully demonstrating and...

Sudan: Prisoner Release Left Many Activists Behind

Dozens of prominent activists remain in detention in Sudan, despite the release of more than 50 people on February 18 and 19, 2018.

Bangladesh: Scrap Draconian Elements of Digital Security Act

The Bangladeshi government should review and reform the proposed Digital Security Act (DSA) instead of enacting the law in its current form, Human Rights Watch said on Feb 22, 2018.

Bahrain: 5 More Years for Jailed Activist

The Bahrain High Criminal Court on February 21, 2018, sentenced the prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab to five years in prison for criticizing torture in a Bahrain prison and Saudi airstrikes in Yemen, Human Rights Watch said on Feb 22, 2018...

Afghanistan: Alleged Summary Executions by Special Forces

The Afghan government and US military should investigate reports that Afghan special forces summarily executed civilians in Kandahar province during military operations from January 31 to February 1, 2018, Human Rights Watch said on Feb 21, 2018....

Somalia: Detained Children Face Abuse

Somali authorities are unlawfully detaining and at times prosecuting in military courts children with alleged ties to the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Feb 21, 2018.

US: Private Probation Harming the Poor

The cost of private probation supervision disproportionately harms the poor, often criminalizing a person’s inability to pay their probation fees and court costs, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Feb 20, 2018.

US: Focus Senate Debate on ‘Dreamers,’ Oversight

Senators should address childhood arrivals to the United States and clean up an abusive immigration system during their immigration debate, Human Rights Watch said on Feb 13, 2018.

Thailand: Rights Agenda Hollow Without Major Reforms

Thailand’s human rights agenda will be meaningless until the government fulfills its repeated pledges to respect basic rights and restore democratic rule, Human Rights Watch said on Feb 14. On February 12, 2018, Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha...