Human Rights

Argentina: Legalize Abortion

The life and health of anyone who is pregnant in Argentina will be at risk as long as access to abortion and post-abortion care remains heavily restricted, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on August 31, 2020. Congress should legalize...

Deliberate silencing of peaceful voices in Iraq ‘unacceptable’, says UN human rights chief

Protesters in Liberation Square, Baghdad, the capital of Iraq.

Jordan: Arrests, Forced Dispersal at Teacher Protests

Jordanian authorities have exploited the country’s Covid-19 pandemic to forcibly disperse public protests against the arbitrary closure of the country’s Teachers Syndicate and mass arrests of its leadership, Human Rights Watch said on August 27, 2020...

Thailand: More Protest Leaders Arrested

Thai authorities are increasingly arresting pro-democracy leaders in Bangkok for their role in organizing the widening protests, Human Rights Watch said on August 27, 2020. The authorities should immediately drop all charges and unconditionally...

SOS from Taiwan to redress Tai Ji Men case of injustice

Tens of thousands people holding SOS sign in protest of illegal auction

Rights expert denounces lack of investigation into 2017 killing of journalist in South Sudan

Agnès Callamard, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.

Brazil: Amazon Fires Affect Health of Thousands

Fires resulting from unchecked deforestation are poisoning the air millions of people breathe, affecting health throughout the Brazilian Amazon, the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM), the Institute for Health Policy Studies (IEPS), and...

Iraq: Basra Political Group Targeted

Unidentified gunmen have since August 14, 2020, assassinated two protesters and wounded another four, all linked to a youth protest group with political aspirations in Basra, in southern Iraq, Human Rights Watch said on August 26, 2020. They are the...

Tai Ji Men case is martial law continued in disguise; Absurd prosecution causing serial persecutions (Part 1 of 2)

Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Liberty Square on August 16 holding up posters of 3 people wanted: the prosecutor Hou Kuan-ren,...

UN rights office ‘appalled’ at violence against human rights defenders in the Philippines

A view of the entrance to Palais Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland, headquarters of the Office of...