Human Rights

China: Massive Crackdown in Muslim Region

The Chinese government is conducting a mass, systematic campaign of human rights violations against Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang in northwestern China.

Thailand: Drop Cases for Online Reporting on Alleged Rape

Thai authorities are wrongfully prosecuting online news outlets and social media users for reporting an alleged rape case at a popular tourist island in Thailand, Human Rights Watch said on Sep 07, 2018.

‘Children’s crisis’ in South Sudan must be addressed, says top UN official calling for real accountability

Former child soldiers are released in Yambio in South Sudan in February 2018.

Verdict against South Sudan soldiers ‘finally delivers justice’ – UN Mission

Internally displaced persons slithering at a UN protection of civilians site in Juba, South...

Qatar: End All Migrant Worker Exit Visas

The bill that Qatar’s emir signed on September 4, 2018 now allows foreign workers the right to leave the country but excludes several key groups of workers and falls short of Qatar’s reform pledges over the last year, Human Rights Watch said on Sep 06...

India: Supreme Court Strikes Down Sodomy Law

India’s landmark Supreme Court decision that criminalizing consensual same-sex conduct is unconstitutional is a major victory for human rights and the LGBT people’s rights to privacy and non-discrimination in the world’s second most populous country...

Burundi: ‘They’re hiding the bodies’ after summary executions, say UN investigators

Doudou Diène, President of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi.

Iran: Intensified Crackdown on Rights Defenders

Iranian authorities have ramped up their crackdown against human rights defenders, Human Rights Watch said on Sep 05. 2018. Since August 31, 2018, they have arrested four more human rights defenders, as well as Reza Khandan, husband of the prominent...

Mauritania: Rape Survivors at Risk

The criminalization of sexual relations outside marriage in Mauritania puts rape survivors at risk, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Sep 05, 2018. The law deters them from filing complaints because they could themselves face prosecution...

Yemen: Coalition Bus Bombing Apparent War Crime

A Saudi-led coalition airstrike that killed at least 26 children and wounded at least 19 more in or near a school bus in the busy market of Dhahyan, in northern Yemen, on August 9, 2018, is an apparent war crime, Human Rights Watch said on Septemper...