Human Rights

Thousands of Refugee Students Cut off from Classes in Lebanon

Thousands of Syrian refugee students in Lebanon are being cut off from classes, all, according to officials, in the name of “equality.”

In Memory of Venerable Master Hsing-Yun

Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, center right, the leader of Tai Ji Men, led 60...

Ukraine: New Light on Russia’s Rail Station Attack

Russia’s cluster munition strike on the crowded Kramatorsk train station in eastern Ukraine in April 2022 killed dozens of civilians in violation of the laws of war, and was an apparent war crime, Human Rights Watch and SITU Research said in a report...

Russia: Political Prisoner Feared Forcibly Disappeared

Russian authorities have refused for a month to provide information about the location of a political prisoner, Andrey Pivovarov, raising concerns that he has been forcibly disappeared, Human Rights Watch said on February 18, 2023.

Tunisia: UN rights chief concerned over crackdown on opposition

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Street scene in Tunisia.

WHO reveals one-third of prisoners in Europe suffer mental health disorders

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WHO reports that 32.8 per cent of European inmates have mental health disorders.

Thailand: Law on Torture, ‘Disappearance’ Delayed

The Thai government’s decision to delay enforcement of key provisions of the new torture and enforced disappearance law should be immediately reversed, Human Rights Watch said on February 15, 2023.

Uganda Threatens to Close UN Human Rights Office

The Ugandan government should immediately reverse its decision to end the mandate of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Uganda, Human Rights Watch said on February 15, 2023. On February 6, 2023, Uganda’s...

US: New Policy on Autonomous Weapons Flawed

A new United States Department of Defense directive concerning development of autonomous weapons systems is an inadequate response to the threats posed by removing human control from the use of force, Human Rights Watch said in a report issued on...

Myanmar: Political Parties Law Shackles Opposition

Myanmar’s new political parties law will prevent key members of the political opposition from running in upcoming elections, Human Rights Watch said on February 14, 2023. The law, announced on January 26, 2023, adds to concerns that the vote now...