Human Rights

When will the prosecutors who ignore the law be disciplined?

When will illegitimate prosecutors be fired?

How can a nation claim to follow the rule of law when public prosecutors commonly manipulate evidence and violate the principle of private investigation? What has the judicial reform over the past 10 years achieved?
Nothing can be done to an illegitimate prosecutor who exceeds legal authority after a 10 year recourse period?

“Time to go up a gear,” say UN human rights chief at end of Japan visit

TOKYO (14 May 2010) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Friday she had held encouraging discussions with the Japanese government on a range of domestic and international human rights issues, including discrimination, treatment of migrants, methods to combat trafficking, the death penalty and maximizing Japan’s potential as an influential actor on the international stage.

Academy’s Contemporary Docs Series Examines Fiscal Responsibility and Farmworkers’ Rights

“Viva la Causa” and “I.O.U.S.A.” will screen as the next installment in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 28th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series on Wednesday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Admission to all screenings in the series is free.

New UN report urges greater global efforts to end child labour

8 May 2010 – The United Nations labour agency warned in a new study that efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labour are waning and called for a “re-energized” global campaign to end the scourge.

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

Government and Protesters Should De-Escalate, Respect Rights

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

FIFA Appeals Reversal of Its Lifetime Ban on Federation President

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.

Kyrgyzstan: Free the 22 ‘Kempir-Abad’ Protest Detainees

Protesters’ Due Process Rights Violated; Ensure Effective Investigation

Twenty-two civil activists, bloggers, journalists, and politicians who disagreed with the government over a border issue and are currently in pretrial facilities in Kyrgyzstan should be immediately released and their due process rights upheld, Human Rights Watch said on March 20, 2023.

South Sudan: Violence against civilians ticks up despite fall in attacks overall

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Waves of fighting have displaced families in the Upper Nile State in South Sudan.

Saudi Arabia: Jordanian Executed After Unfair Trial

Court Ignored Allegation He Confessed to Drug Charge Under Torture

Saudi authorities executed Hussein Abu al-Khair, a Jordanian citizen, on March 12, 2023, after his conviction for a nonviolent drug crime, Human Rights Watch said on March 17, 2023. The judge ignored his allegations that he had confessed only after days of torture and ill-treatment.