Human Rights

Israel: UN rights chief calls for end to ‘culture of impunity’

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The funeral of Shirin Abu Akleh in Jerusalem

Burkina Faso: Armed Islamists Kill, Rape Civilians

Armed Islamist groups and government security forces and militia in Burkina Faso are committing increased abuses against civilians as the conflict there intensifies and widens, Human Rights Watch said on May 16, 2022. The Burkina Faso government,...

The Tai Ji Men Case and European Values: A Test for Democratic Taiwan

Tai Ji Men Protest in near the White House

The Tai Ji Men Case Comes from Taiwan to Belgium, by Massimo Introvigne

The Tai Ji Men Case Comes from Taiwan to Belgium, by Massimo Introvigne

International Review Committee on the ICCPR and the ICESCR Concerned about the Current Human Rights Situation in Taiwan

On May 11, in the fourth cluster of Review Meeting of the ROC’s Third Report under the ICCPR and ICESCR, the review...

Singapore: UN experts urge immediate end to death penalty

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Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

Hong Kong: Prominent Democracy Advocates Arrested

The Hong Kong police should drop their baseless criminal investigations against five prominent pro-democracy advocates, Human Rights Watch said on May 13, 2022. The cases highlight the Hong Kong government's broadening crackdown on human rights.

Brazil: Attacks on Gender and Sexuality Education

Lawmakers and other public officials at the federal, state, and municipal levels in Brazil have used pernicious legal and political tactics to undermine and even prohibit gender and sexuality education, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on...

UK: Afghan Women Evacuees in Limbo

The uncertainty and crowding in temporary housing is causing growing tensions for Afghan evacuees in the United Kingdom, especially women.

Ecuador: Latest prison riot highlights need for criminal justice reform

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Quito, Ecuador's capital.