Human Rights

US: Texas Attack on Migrants Reaches New Extremes

Bills before Texas lawmakers that attack migrants, including one that would deputize state-sponsored vigilantes to “deter and repel” people at the border, are dangerous and extreme, Human Rights Watch said on March 29, 2023.

DPR Korea: Truth, justice needed amid ‘tragic’ legacy of enforced disappearances

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Children and adults pass a high-rise apartment building in Pyongyang, DPRK.

El Salvador urged to uphold human rights amid state of emergency

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The National Palace of El Salvador in the capital San Salvador.

Pakistan: Prisoners Deprived of Adequate Health Care

Pakistani authorities have systematically deprived prisoners of adequate health care, leaving thousands at risk of disease and death, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on March 29, 2023. Outdated and discriminatory bail laws have led to...

Vietnam: Drop Charges against Human Rights Activist

Vietnamese authorities should immediately release land rights activist Truong Van Dung and drop all charges against him, Human Rights Watch said on March 27,2023. Police in Hanoi arrested Truong Van Dung in May 2022 on charges of “conducting...

Rights expert urges India to stop crackdown on Kashmir activists

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Friday prayers in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.

Nepal: Transitional Justice Bill Needs to Protect Victims, not Abusers

A bill to amend Nepal’s transitional justice legislation does not fully meet the country’s domestic law or international legal obligations and will not provide justice for victims if adopted in its current form, Amnesty International, Human Rights...

Iran: possible crimes against humanity, absence of accountability - top rights expert

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An aerial view of Tehran, Iran's capital city.

Pakistan: Drop Overbroad Terrorism Charges

The police in Pakistan have used abusive measures in the escalating confrontation between police and Imran Khan’s supporters, Human Rights Watch said on March 21, 2023.

Haiti/France: Journalist Sued for Exposing Sex Abuse in Haiti Soccer

A French investigative journalist who exposed sexual abuse accusations against Yves Jean-Bart, the former Haiti football federation president, is facing a defamation lawsuit by Jean-Bart, Human Rights Watch said on March 21, 2023.