Human Rights

US: Child Detention Tent City Image Illustrates Crisis

Detention Harms Children, Even If Held with Family

A satellite image taken of the desert tent city for children the US government is taking from their families shows the humanitarian crisis manufactured by the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, Human Rights Watch said on Jun 20, 2018.

US: Poor Medical Care, Deaths, in Immigrant Detention

Independent Medical Review of Recent cases

Poor medical treatment contributed to more than half the deaths reported by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during a 16-month period, Human Rights Watch, the American Civil Liberties Union, Detention Watch Network, and National Immigrant Justice Center said in a report released on Jun 20, 2018.

UN: US Retreat from Rights Body Self-Defeating

Other Countries Need to Step Up at Human Rights Council

The United States government’s decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council will sideline the country from key global initiatives to protect human rights.

It’s time to ‘eliminate the scourge of conflict-related sexual violence’, urges UN chief

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This 15-year-old was one of Colombia’s child soldiers – some 30 per cent of whom are girls, often sexually abused.

Save the Children Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from U.N. Human Rights Council

Save the Children regrets the announcement of the withdrawal of the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council, a subsidiary body of the UN General Assembly dedicated solely to strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights of all people, including civic and political rights.

Sudan: UN’s Planned Cuts to Darfur Mission Risk Rights Protection

Security Council Should Preserve Monitoring, Reporting Across Region

The United Nations Security Council should ensure that its peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur region continues to conduct human rights monitoring and public reporting in all of Darfur. The mandate of the joint African Union-United Nations mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is due for renewal by the end of June 2018.

Thailand: UK, France Should Urge End to Military Rule

Press Visiting Junta Leader to Fulfill Promises on Rights, Democracy

UK Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron should press Thailand’s junta leader to respect human rights and ensure a rapid transition to democratic civilian rule, Human Rights Watch said on Jun 18, 2018. Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister May on June 20, 2018, in London and President Macron on June 25 in Paris.

UN rights chief slams ‘unconscionable’ US border policy of separating migrant children from parents

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High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.

Vietnam: Investigate Police Response to Mass Protests

Hundreds Detained in Sweeping Crackdown

Vietnam should halt unwarranted arrests and use of force against demonstrators who turned out throughout the country to protest long-term leases in special economic zones, Human Rights Watch said on Jun 15, 2018. The government should release those detained for peacefully expressing their views and investigate excessive police response.

India: Act on UN Rights Report on Kashmir

Authorities Should Allow International Investigation, Provide Redress for Abuses

The Indian government should immediately act on the recommendations in the first-ever report by the United Nations on human rights in Kashmir, Human Rights Watch said on Jun 14, 2018.