Human Rights

Peru: UN rights office calls for probe into protestor deaths

Investigations must be held into deaths and injuries that have occurred amid ongoing anti-government protests in Peru, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, responding to the latest bloodshed.

Rwanda’s President Politicizes Refugee Rights

UK Should Cancel Refugee Deal

This week, Rwandan President Paul Kagame delivered a stark warning to refugees fleeing renewed violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “We cannot keep being host to refugees for which, later on, we are held accountable in some way, or even abused about.”

Myanmar: Hundreds of political prisoners released, but thousands remain in jail

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Protesters in Washington DC, United States, march against the military takeover in Myanmar.

‘Urgent need’ for more accountability from social media giants to curb hate speech: UN experts

An anti-racism protest takes place in Colorado, USA.

Kenyan Gay Rights Activist Found Dead

The body of a Kenyan gay rights activist was found in a metal box discarded along a road in Kenya’s Uasin Gishu county, in the western region of the country.

UN expert on Myanmar: Security Council resolution not strong enough on 'systematic gross human rights violations'

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A demonstration against Myanmar's military coup takes place outside the White House in Washington, DC, USA.

Belarus: New Laws Target Critics in Exile

Arbitrary Deprivation of Citizenship; Politically Motivated Trials in Absentia

Belarusian parliament passed legislative amendments to a 2002 citizenship law that could be used to target members of the political opposition, activists, and other critics in exile, Human Rights Watch said on December 22, 2022. The draft law, if endorsed by the president, would allow the president to strip Belarusians abroad of their citizenship, even if they have no other.

India: Data Protection Bill Fosters State Surveillance

Draft Law Fails to Protect Privacy, Rights of Children

The Indian government should amend its proposed data protection law to protect people’s privacy instead of enabling unchecked state surveillance, Human Rights Watch said on December 22, 2022. The government has submitted the draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022, for public consultation before introducing the measure in parliament and should incorporate feedback from civil society groups and digital rights experts.

UN condemns Taliban decision to bar women from universities, calls for ‘immediate’ revocation

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Afghan students perform during graduation at their degree-award ceremony at a university in Herat, Afghanistan.

Peru: Investigate Killings, Injuries During Protests

Broad Dialogue, Respect for Rights Needed to Solve Political Crisis

Peru’s civilian authorities should conduct prompt, thorough, and independent investigations into at least 21 killings of protesters, allegations of excessive use of force by security forces, and acts of violence by some protesters, Human Rights Watch said on December 22, 2022.