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.

US: New Rules Allow Indefinite Detention of Children

Detention Has Severe Consequences for Children’s Health and Safety

A Trump administration final regulation announced could result in severe harm to migrant children who may be held in immigration detention indefinitely in the United States on Aug 21, 2019. The rule seeks to replace the longstanding Flores court settlement that imposed detention standards and time limits.

Georgia: Worker Rights, Safety at Risk

Regulation, Oversight Urgently Needed to Protect Miners

The safety of workers in Georgia’s mines is at serious risk due to insufficient government regulation and resulting mining practices that prioritize production quotas and put workers’ safety in jeopardy, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Aug 22, 2019.

Turkey: 3 Kurdish Mayors Removed from Office

Violates Voters’Rights; Suspends Local Democracy in Major Southeast Cities

The Turkish Interior Ministry’s removal of three democratically elected mayors in the major municipalities of the Kurdish southeast and eastern regions blatantly violates the rights of voters and suspends local democracy, Human Rights Watch said on Aug 20, 2019.

Myanmar/Bangladesh: Halt Rohingya Returns

Ensure Refugees’ Security, Basic Rights, Equal Access to Citizenship

The Myanmar and Bangladesh governments should suspend plans to repatriate Rohingya refugees until returns are safe, voluntary, and dignified, Human Rights Watch said on Aug 20, 2019. With new repatriations set to start on August 22, 2019, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camps protested that they will face the same violence and oppression in Myanmar that they fled.

Australia: Inquiry into Rule Putting Older People at Risk

Australia’s parliament should scrap a new rule that allows nursing homes to overmedicate and restrain older people, a group of organizations working for older people’s rights in Australia said on Aug 19, 2019. On August 20, 2019 in Sydney, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights will hold a hearing on human rights concerns relating to the new rule. Human Rights Watch, Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia (ADA Australia), and others will appear.

Thailand: Investigate Activist’s Abduction in Phatthalung

Activists, Journalists Questioning Phatthalung Quarry Project Threatened

Thai authorities should carry out an effective investigation, open to public scrutiny, into the abduction and intimidation of Eakachai Itsaratha, a community rights activist in Phatthalung province, Human Rights Watch said on Aug 15,2019.