Human Rights

Myanmar: End World’s Longest Internet Shutdown

The Myanmar government should immediately lift all internet restrictions in eight townships in Rakhine and Chin States, Human Rights Watch said on June 19, 2020. The mobile internet shutdown, which began on June 21, 2019, is affecting more than a...

‘I am my brother’s keeper’, Philonise Floyd tells UN rights body, in impassioned plea for racial justice

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George Floyd, an African American, was killed after being restrained by police in the United...

Myanmar: Kirin Should Cut Ties to Military

Japan-based Kirin Holdings Company, Ltd. should end its partnership with Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd. (MEHL) because of its connections to Myanmar’s abusive armed forces, Human Rights Now, Human Rights Watch, Japan Volunteer International Center,...

France: Children Face Abusive, Racist Police Stops

French police use overly broad stop-and-frisk powers to conduct discriminatory and abusive checks on Black and Arab boys and men, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on June 18, 2020. Curbing these powers is key to addressing biased policing...

Cambodia: End Crackdown on Opposition

The Cambodian government should end its crackdown on the political opposition carried out since the outbreak of Covid-19, Human Rights Watch said on June 17, 2020.

Rights experts call for global opposition to Israel’s annexation plans

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Bethlehem: part of the barrier between Israel and the West Bank.

New UNICEF, NBIM guidance to help businesses prioritize child rights in global supply chains

A new guidance released today by UNICEF and Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) will help clothing and footwear companies better address children’s rights in their global supply chains.

Children caught in conflict facing ‘brutality and fear while the world watches’

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On 26 May 2020 in Juba, South Sudan, children released from armed forces are seated on the...

UN Chief’s ‘List of Shame’ Drops Saudi-Led Coalition

The United Nations secretary-general removed the Saudi-led coalition from his latest “list of shame” despite continued grave violations against children in Yemen, Human Rights Watch said on June 15, 2020. He also ignored violations by other powerful...

Human rights and democracy in the world: Council approves 2019 EU annual report

The report marks the final phase of implementation of the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy (2015-2019) and confirms that in 2019 the EU demonstrated once more its commitment to protect, support and promote human rights and fundamental...