Human Rights

Egypt: Police Beat Man to Death, Family Says

Egyptian authorities should conduct a credible investigation into the death of 26-year-old Islam al-Australi in police custody and make the results public, Human Rights Watch said on October 06, 2020. The police arrested neighbors and family members...

Myanmar: Election Fundamentally Flawed

Myanmar’s electoral process is undermined by systemic problems and rights abuses that will deprive people of their right to fairly elect their government, Human Rights Watch said on October 05, 2020. Parliamentary, state, and local elections are...

Turkey: Politicians and Activists Detained

An Ankara court has ordered the detention of 17 current and former politicians and officials from the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)and imposed judicial control conditions on three others released from custody, Human Rights Watch said on...

Russia Expands Facial Recognition Despite Privacy Concerns

Russian authorities are planning to expand the use of CCTV cameras with facial recognition software, despite weighty concerns about the lack of regulation, oversight, and data protection, Human Rights Watch said on October 02, 2020.

Iraq urged to investigate attacks on women human rights defenders

Humanitarian partners distribute emergency assistance in Ibrahim Khalil village in Iraq.

India: UN expert raises alarm over mass evictions of Delhi railway track dwellers

Deserted streets in the Indian capital, Delhi, during the nationwide lockdown to stop the...

Assistance to Vulnerable Households, Small Businesses Key to Mitigating Pandemic’s Impact and Hastening Recovery in the Philippines

Social assistance to poor and vulnerable families as well as micro and small enterprises will help cushion the impact of COVID-19 and hasten recovery in the Philippines, according to From Containment to Recovery, the World Bank’s October 2020 Economic...

China: 12 Hong Kong Protesters Held Incommunicado

The Chinese authorities should allow 12 detained Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, including one child, access to family members and their own lawyers and physicians, Human Rights Watch said on September 28, 2020. The group has been held...

Chile: Reject ‘Anti-Denial’ Law

The Chilean Senate should reject a legislative proposal that would criminalize the denial of the heinous abuses committed during the country’s military dictatorship, Human Rights Watch said on September 28, 2020.

Australia: Harsh Police Response During Covid-19

Victoria’s police have used harsh measures during the Australian state’s Covid-19 lockdown that threaten basic rights, Human Rights Watch said on September 24, 2020. Victoria’s parliament should reject a new attempt to broaden police powers.