Human Rights

Situation on Australian ‘offshore processing’ facility deteriorates by the day – UN refugee official

Offshore processing centre for asylum seekers on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.

Greece: As Winter Nears, Asylum Seekers Stuck in Tents on Islands

The Greek government, with the support of EU member states, should act now to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 20 human rights and aid groups said on Nov 22. The policy forces asylum seekers arriving on the Greek islands to remain in overcrowded,...

Kenya: Rein in Police, Condemn New Abuses

Kenyan authorities should condemn recent violence, rein in any police abuses, and investigate scores of killings, most of them by police, during the prolonged electoral period, Human Rights Watch said on Nov 21.

UN chief 'horrified' at buying and selling of African migrants in Libya

Secretary-General António Guterres speaks to reporters at the Security Council stakeout...

Incendiary Weapons: New Use Shows Need for Stronger Law

Countries should respond to reports of new use of incendiary weapons in Syria by working to strengthen the international law governing these exceptionally cruel weapons, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Nov 20.

Afghanistan: ICC Prosecutor Asks to Open Inquiry

The International Criminal Court prosecutor’s request for an investigation in Afghanistan on November 20, 2017, could begin a long overdue path to justice for victims of grave international crimes, Human Rights Watch said on Nov 20, releasing a...

'Unity, solidarity and collaboration' can turn tide on terrorism, bolster human rights, says UN chief

Secretary-General António Guterres delivers lecture at the School of Oriental and African Studies of...

Human rights: Sudan, Somalia and Madagascar

MEPs call for an end to the arbitrary detention of journalists in Sudan, condemn the terrorist attacks in Somalia, and express their concern regarding the upcoming elections in Madagascar.

Cambodia: Supreme Court Dissolves Democracy

Cambodia’s government-controlled Supreme Court on November 16, 2017, dissolved the main opposition party and imposed political bans of five years on 118 of its members, Human Rights Watch said on Nov 17.

China: Release Gravely Ill Critics

The Chinese government should immediately and unconditionally release from detention rights activist Huang Qi and bookseller Yiu Mantin, who are seriously ill, Human Rights Watch said on Nov 17. Authorities should also allow the two, who have been...