Human Rights

‘We are all at risk’ when humanity’s values are abandoned; UN honours memory of Holocaust victims

Close-up of a photograph of Anne Frank, part of the exhibit ‘Monument of Good Deeds:...

Bangladesh: Investigate Fate of ‘Disappeared’

The Bangladesh government should take urgent steps to confirm the whereabouts and release of men held by its security authorities outside the authority of the courts, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that was made...

Why we back the Slavery Victim Support Bill


Big win for Mauritania slavery victims in African Union ruling

Said and Yarg were born into slavery in Mauritania. Despite six years’ legal battle they...

OSCE Representative Désir condemns the attack vandalising the newspaper Afrika’s office and calls for immediate protection of journalists in Cyprus

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir condemned recent attacks against Turkish Cypriot newspaper Afrika’s Office in Nicosia, on January 25.

Bring human rights to discussion tables and into decisions at Davos, UN experts urge

Preparing for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland...

US: Keep Temporary Protection for Syrians

The US should renew its grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to almost 7,000 Syrians living in the United States, Human Rights Watch said on Jan 24, 2018. Anyone forced to return to Syria would face grave risks from the widespread conflict and...

Indonesia: New Military Chief Should Tackle Abuses

The Indonesian military should deter abuses by its personnel and hold human rights violators accountable, Human Rights Watch said in a letter made public to the new Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) commander, Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto on Jan 25,...

Tunisia: Parliament Member Prosecuted for Insulting Army

A Tunisian blogger who recently won election to parliament is facing two military court trials for criticizing the army and its top brass on social media, Human Rights Watch said on Jan 24, 2018.

Thailand: Forced Labor, Trafficking Persist in Fishing Fleets

Forced labor and other rights abuses are widespread in Thailand’s fishing fleets despite government commitments to comprehensive reforms, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Jan 23, 2018. The report and a 15-minute film were released at a...