Human Rights

Turkish Border Guards Torture, Kill Syrians

Turkish border guards are indiscriminately shooting at Syrian civilians on the border with Syria, as well as torturing and using excessive force against asylum seekers and migrants trying to cross into Turkey, Human Rights Watch said on April 27, 2023...

Rights office calls on Russia and Ukraine to observe rules of war, after alleged POW executions

A soldier stands guard at a Ukrainian military checkpoint on the contact line in Bakhmut,...

Singapore: OHCHR calls on authorities to halt imminent trafficking execution

The Spokesperson for UN human rights office OHCHR, on Tuesday urged the Government of Singapore to “urgently reconsider” carrying out the execution of a man convicted for allegedly using his phone to coordinate the trafficking of cannabis.

Ethiopia: Companies Long Ignored Gold Mine Pollution

A company operating a gold mine in Ethiopia, Midroc Investment Group, and the Swiss refinery Argor-Heraeus that sourced its gold took no action over media reports about pollution from the mine for years, Human Rights Watch said on April 26, 2023. An...

Peru: Egregious Abuses by Security Forces

Peru’s military and police likely carried out extrajudicial or arbitrary killings and committed other egregious abuses against demonstrators and bystanders during protests from December 2022 through February 2023, Human Rights Watch said in a report...

Iran: Security Forces Kill, Torture, Abuse Children

Iran’s security forces repressing widespread protests have unlawfully killed, tortured, sexually assaulted, and disappeared children as part of a pattern of serious violations, Human Rights Watch said on April 25, 2023.

First Person: Why indigenous peoples can help save the planet

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Naw Ei Ei Min, Executive Council Member of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact.

EU: Major Step For ‘Deforestation-Free’ Trade

The European Union is adopting an important new law to require EU-based companies to ensure that their imports and exports are “deforestation-free” and uphold human rights, Human Rights Watch said on April 19, 2023. The law establishes the legal...

Australia: Press Vietnam on Poor Rights Record

The Australian government should press Vietnam’s leadership to end its systemic human rights violations at the upcoming dialogue between the two countries, Human Rights Watch said on April 20, 2023. The Australia-Vietnam 18th bilateral human rights...

Tai Ji Men Case Discussed at ANU Religion Conference 2023

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During the conference on religion at the Australian National University, Tai Ji Men dizi (disciples) and...