Human Rights

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...

Yemen: UN envoy welcomes mass prisoner release, urges push for political solution to war

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The Al Gahmalyya neighbourhood in Taiz City, Yemen, has been severely damaged as...

Indonesia: Activists on Trial for Criminal Defamation

Indonesian authorities should drop the criminal defamation charges against two prominent human rights defenders in Jakarta, Human Rights Watch said on April 14, 2023. On April 3, 2023, the East Jakarta district court began the trial of Haris Azhar and...

Russia: Sentencing for Prominent Kremlin Critic

Moscow City Court is scheduled to deliver a verdict on April 17, 2023 in the criminal trial against the prominent Russian opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza, Human Rights Watch said on April 14, 2023. Russian authorities should immediately and...

UN independent experts spotlight ‘prima facie war crime’ in East Jerusalem

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A market in Jerusalem.

Saudi Arabia: Microsoft Should Hold Off On Data Center

Microsoft should suspend its investment in a new cloud data center region in Saudi Arabia until it can clearly demonstrate how it will mitigate the risk of facilitating serious human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said on April 13, 2023.

Thailand: Myanmar Activists Forcibly Returned

Thai immigration officials forcibly returned three Myanmar opposition activists to Myanmar, putting them at grave risk of persecution and other abuses, Human Rights Watch said on April 12, 2023. Myanmar junta authorities should immediately reveal the...