Human Rights

Independent rights experts urge US to address systemic racism and racial bias

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The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, in the US state of Alabama, is dedicated to the...

Cambodia: Thai Activist Abducted in Phnom Penh

Cambodian authorities should urgently investigate the abduction of Wanchalearm Satsaksit, a prominent Thai pro-democracy activist living in exile in Phnom Penh, and publicly reveal their findings, Human Rights Watch said on June 05, 2020.

Iran: Free Students Long in Solitary

Iranian authorities have detained two students from Sharif University in Tehran in solitary confinement for nearly two months, Human Rights Watch said on June 06,2020. The authorities should release the two students immediately – unless they can...

Philippines: New Anti-Terrorism Act Endangers Rights

The Philippines government is on the verge of enacting a counterterrorism law that will eliminate critical legal protections and permit government overreach against groups and individuals labeled terrorists, Human Rights Watch said on June 05, 2020....

Mexico: Families Abuse, Neglect People with Disabilities

The Mexican government is failing to protect people with disabilities in Mexico from severe abuse and neglect by their families, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on June 04, 2020. The government should protect people with disabilities from...

US must address deep-seated grievances to move beyond history of racism and violence

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Protests against police brutality have been taking place in cities across the United States...

Libya: Landmines Left After Armed Group Withdraws

An armed group and affiliates fighting for control of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, appear to have used antipersonnel landmines and booby traps there in late May 2020, Human Rights Watch said on June 03, 2020.

US: Investigate ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program 

The United States government should initiate an internal investigation into the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” program, Human Rights Watch said after submitting a formal complaint to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on June 02,...

Nepal: Ensure Justice for Caste-Based Killings

Two recent incidents in which six people were killed show the Nepali government has systematically failed to confront entrenched caste – or descent – based discrimination against Dalits, Human Rights Watch said on June 01, 2020. The government should...

Burundi: Intimidation, Arrests During Elections

Serious allegations of abuse during Burundi’s May 20, 2020 elections should be investigated and those responsible held accountable.